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Seafood in Greece: these are the delicious and healthy dishes

Greek Islands ● 23 July 2017
 

Seafood in Greece is a special culinary experience, and you can live it everywhere because Greece is a country surrounded by sea and has a long tradition in fishing and cooking the products of the sea. In every place, you can find quality traditional taverns to try the delicious, healthy and affordable dishes of the Greek cuisine that include the treasures of the sea, while in cosmopolitan places, such as Athens, Mykonos and Santorini, you can also find modern internationally awarded restaurants that have in their menu creative dishes with fish and seafood that will impress you.

On the Greek islands, you should definitely try fresh fish. Fish is cooked in the Greek cuisine either grilled, when it is a big fish, like sea bass, dorado, mackerel and haddock, or fried, when the fish is small, like red mullet. Some fishes, like sardine and sprat, are not cooked but rather marinated, being a perfect kickshaw combined with ouzo and the early version of sushi in Greece. The big fishes, which are grilled, are served with a delicious sauce of olive oil mixed with lemon, which gives them an extraordinary taste.

In addition to fish, a top gastronomic experience is to eat the Greek seafood. A common dish is octopus, which is cooked grilled or boiled in wine and vinegar.


Very popular is also the squid, which you can eat grilled or fried. The gourmet version of the squid is stuffed with rice, onions and nuts.

A dish, which is considered to be very aphrodisiac, is the oysters and generally the shellfishes. They are served with their shell, and their inside is boiled in wine or a sauce with garlic and lemon. They are an amazing kickshaw with a taste literally coming from the sea.

Very tasteful are also the shrimps. They are grilled, but you can eat them in a special dish with tomato sauce and feta cheese, which combines various ingredients to create something unique.


If you are a fan of the Italian cuisine, seafood in Greece can also be combined with pasta and risotto. Shrimps, oysters and lobster create a perfect dish with spaghetti in the Greek version of spaghetti al vongole.

For the lovers of the gourmet cuisine, the sea urchin is the ultimate gastronomic experience. The inside of the sea urchin is served in a shot glass making you feel like drinking the sea and its waves.

Where to Stay

Hotel in Monemvasia, Greece Liotrivi Historical Mansion & Boutique Hotel
Liotrivi Historical Mansion & Boutique Hotel
Velies, 23070 Monemvasia, Greece

Set among olive groves and enjoying a quiet location in Velies Village, Liotrivi Historical Mansion & Boutique Hotel is hosted in a 200-year-old property and features a wine cellar with a wine tasting area. The medieval castle town of Monemvasia is at 14 km. Famous Sparta and Byzantine monasteries of Mystras are at 97 km. Kalamata International Airport is at 163 km.

Studio & Appartment in Skopelos, Greece Yellow Stella Studios
Yellow Stella Studios
Skopelos Town, 37003 Skopelos, Greece

Yellow Stella Studios are located just 10 minutes walk from the main port in Skopelos town. The nearest beach in Skopelos town is 750 m away from the studios. Skopelos town has a good bus connection to other popular beaches of the island. The distance from the island's second main port, Glossa, is 23 km.

Hotel in Athens, Greece Athens Lotus Hotel
8.7 10
Athens Lotus Hotel
9 Chiou Str., Plateia Karaiskaki, 10438 Athens, Greece

This 4-star boutique hotel is located close to the Metaxourgeio Metro Station and a short walk from Athens’ historic monuments. Larissis Railway Station is only 2 minutes’ walk from the hotel. #


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