The best seafood you can taste in Greece
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The best seafood you can taste in Greece

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Travellers who want to combine their holidays with a chef-d'oeuvre cuisine made by fresh local ingredients must get to Greece! The Greek cuisine and its traditional, pure products are famous for their tasteful and nutritional quality. The gastronomic experience will make your vacation unforgettable as Greece could be described as THE ultimate foodie haven!

According to the Mediterranean or Cretan diet, fish is an integral part of the Greek traditional diet, and according to its consumption, Greece ranks second (after Spain) among the countries of Europe! Fish is an excellent source of protein, pretty low in calories. They are extremely healthy for the human body because they have omega-3 fats which among other things contribute to cardiovascular health and they reduce bad cholesterol. Fish consumption helps memory, reduces the risk of osteoporosis, and works as a "shield" for your skin against the signs of ageing. Each person should consume at least 250 gr. of fish per week.


Let's see some of the healthiest seafood that one can consume while exploring Greece. Combine this diet to have good health and get the most enjoyable vacation ever:


Sardines

The sardines are small fish low in mercury and rich in omega-3 fatty acids, as well as calcium. They are an excellent source of vitamin B-12 and vitamin D. The smaller the fish, the less mercury it contains. So, you better choose the smaller ones to avoid any unnecessary toxins. The most famous Greek sardines are those coming from Lesvos Island!


Anchovies (Gavros)

Greek anchovies are a fairly affordable option compared to other fish. However, they don’t lack any nutritional value. This fish offers plenty of valuable nutrients, such as high biological value protein, calcium, phosphorus, iron and zinc. Fried anchovies are a must try dish, one of the most preferred by the locals!


Prawns

The Prawn is considered the queen of the seafood. It resembles a tiny lobster and is also bright orange when cooked. It has the same juicy white meat but and much lower price. Prawns are a healthy seafood to eat. You might choose to eat them fried, roasted, or even combined with tomato sauce and pasta!


Scrimps

The delicious shrimp is a low-calorie, rich in iodine and protein seafood. Both young and old ages prefer it. Its '' joyful '' light pink colour makes it a special favourite for many. Grilled, sautéed or as a part of a salad shrimps can preserve their wonderful flavour in any way you choose to devour them. 


Oysters

Raw or steamed oysters are a rich source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids. They hold low mercury levels. You can include them in your diet from two to three times a week as they are low in fat. They are an important source of nutrients such as potassium, magnesium, and vitamin E. Oysters are the richest source of zinc which plays a key role in wound healing and in keeping a healthy immune system.


Scallops

Scallops are a cosmopolitan choice since they populate in all the oceans and are considered VIP in their class regarding gastronomical terms. Undoubtedly, they are more delicious than oysters, mussels, and other shellfish. Some people consider them even tastier than the notorious lobster! Scallops have a variety of sizes and they are safe to eat 2-3 times a week. Low in toxins and high in protein, they are delicious on their own or in a salad.


Octopus 

The octopus contains many essential vitamins, minerals and omega-3 fats that contribute to a balanced and healthy diet. It has less cholesterol than any other seafood! The Greek octopus, in addition to its yummier taste, is even more beautiful and visually appealing. Its great advantage is its characteristic flavour and the slight odour of iodine, two elements as durable as its powerful muscular system.  It facilitates the strengthening and improvement of the brain in children and has beneficial properties in the prevention of diseases such as chronic bronchitis and Alzheimer's disease.


In case you want to get a small perception of what the locals have in their everyday diet then you should try the different fish that inhabit the Greek sea. When you find yourself at a local tavern, do ask what kind of fresh fish the menu has to offer. 
Some good choices would be the following: Greek Sea Bass (Lavraki), Greek Cod with Garlic Sauce (Bakaliaros), Smelts (Marides), Mackerel (Kolios), and Bream Fish (Tsipoura). 

HostelBay offers you the chance to sail for the Greek islands at the minimum cost! Take a tour around the Aegean with our Island-Hopping offer and choose among a variety of hidden gems scattered in the Greek archipelago! If you are into gourmet culinary experiences, you will have plenty of choices to satisfy the taste and style that best suits you. The only thing you should do is pick an island to start your new adventure! You can find and book your accommodation here at HostelBay. We offer the lowest prices on the web! Check out the detailed tips and other articles about the Greek islands and Greek culture as well, by selecting the relevant destinations where you will find sights, beaches, routes etc. 

Click the following link to learn more about the best islands to visit if you want a memorable food experience! Happy travelling!





Where to Stay

Hotel in Thassos, Greece Sunny Hotel
Sunny Hotel
Chrissi Ammoudia, 64004 Thassos, Greece

Enjoying the sea view from its terrace, Sunny Hotel is located just 5 minutes walk from Chryssi Ammoudia Beach in Thassos. The main port of Thassos island in Limenas Town is at 13 km. Prinou port connecting Kavala Town and Thassos island is 27 km away. The nearest airport is Kavala International Airport, 30 km away from Kavala Town.

Studio in Thassos, Greece Studios Apollon
Studios Apollon
Golden Beach , 64004 Thassos, Greece

Studios Apollon is located in Golden Beach village, just a 4-minute walk from the beach. Limenas, the capital and port of the island is a 20-minute drive away.

Hotel in Thassos, Greece Kristal Hotel
Kristal Hotel
Dasilio Prinou, 64010 Thassos, Greece

Kristal Hotel is located in Dasilio Prinou, just a 5-minute walk from the beach. The port of Prinos is a 15-minute walk away. Limenas, the capital and main port of the island, is 17.3 km away.


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