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Unique Greek products and their origins

Chios ● Kalamata ● Kozani ● Mytilini ● Santorini ● 27 February 2018
 

Unique Greek Products and their Origins


Try some of the best products of Greece at their birthplace. These unique Greek products and the list of their origins add to your holiday agenda the spice that it needs to make your stay a wonderful travel experience!



Chios

Chios is a wonderful Greek island that is located in the north Dodecanese complex. It is famous for its history, green scenery, the amazing local architecture and the unspoiled beaches around the island. Another thing that Chios is famous for is the mastique, a special product made from the mastique trees that are unique all over the world. 
If you plan to visit Chios, don't forget to visit the forest of the mastique trees and if you are lucky enough to see how they harvest the mastique from the trees it will definitely be an amazing travel experience that you will remember for a lifetime.






Mytilini


Mytilini is famous for the production of the famous drink of Greece which is Ouzo! Ouzo is strictly connected with the island of Mytilini and is almost on a daily basis on the table together with some fresh sea food and other traditional Greek mezedes. Plomari is a famous local brand of the island and you can taste it either with water , ice or just straight if you want to get totally drunk fast and easy! Remember ouzo has high percentage of alcohol and despite the pleasant taste it can give you a bad hang over. Despite all these, it is a wonderful gift to take back home for your beloved friends and family!


Kalamata


Kalamata olives and extra virgin olive oil is a famous product all over the world. Kalamata produces the best extra virgin olive olive that is high in polyphenols and antioxidants. Kalamata and the region of Messinia is full of endless olive groves and if you are lucky enough to visit the area from December to early February you will experience the olive oil harvesting which is a special activity and experience. This time of the year you can also find some agricultural activities and events that you can learn how to harvest and produce your own olive oil or even make handmade olive oil soaps and other products made of olive oil.




Santorini


Santorini is a stunning and unique destination and there is absolute no doubt about it. You will enjoy breathless views to the caldera and the Aegean sea and the whole scenery will amaze you. The local wine of Santorini thanks to its unique volcanic ground and variety is a unique product that is being exported in small quantities abroad. Visit the local wineries once you are on the island and experience the unique flavour and aroma of the local wine and we can promise you that you have never tried any wine that taste like this. This is a perfect gift to bring back home to your friends and family!
Prefer the ones that you will find in the wineries after a wine tasting, so you know more about the wine you take back home with you! Cheers!



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Where to Stay

Hotel in Heraklion, Greece Arolithos Traditional Cretan Village
Arolithos Traditional Cretan Village
11th km of old road Heraklion-Rethimnon, Tílisos, 71500 Heraklion, Greece

The Arolithos Traditional Village Hotel is located in a complex of buildings representing traditional Cretan village 12 km away from Heraklion. The distance from the Nikos Kazantzakis airport in Heraklion is 15 km. The distance from the beach is 5 km.

Hotel in Samos, Greece Apollon Hotel
Apollon Hotel
Pythagoreion, 83103 Samos, Greece

Hotel Apollon is an 8-minute walk from the beach and 1.5 km from the picturesque port of Pithagoreion village in Samos. The island's airport is at 1.6 km, while Vathi, the capital of Samos, is at 15 km. Karlovasi port is 36 km away from the hotel.

Hotel in Heraklion, Greece Marirena Hotel
Marirena Hotel
120 Andrea Papandreou str. & 8 Naxou str., Amoudara, 71414 Heraklion, Greece

Marirena Hotel is located in the popular tourist destination of Ammoudara, only a 3-minute walk from the beach. Heraklion city centre is 4 km away from the property. Heraklion Port is 7.9 km away and Heraklion International Airport is 12.6 km away.


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