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What is the Greek Breakfast

Athens ● Crete ● Naxos ● Thessaloniki ● 09 March 2018
 

What is the Greek Breakfast


One thing you learn about traveling is that whatever is the most logical thing for you, for anyone visiting your country for the first time might be the most bizarre experience. Here is a list of the "strange"- but still incredible delicious things you will find on your table for breakfast while traveling to Greece!


Say Cheese!

Cheese for breakfast is the ultimate Greek experience. If you are coming from the UK or any other country, having cheese in the morning might be totally strange for you. However, for the Greeks cheese pies and all shorts of various pies is the most common thing. If you want to have something on the go, go to the nearest bakery and get a delicious cheese-pie that will keep you full until the time you have launch. You can also have spinach and cheese pie, zucchini and cheese pie and various pies with different types of cheese because, as you may know already, cheese in Greece is not just feta but a long list of different variations of cheese. If you are travelling to the Greek Islands- especially in Crete, Naxos, Ios, Limnos or Mytilini- trying the local cheese pie with the local type of cheese is an absolute must!






Tomatoes, olives and homemade bread!


This snack is a 24/7 snack all year round wherever you are in Greece. If you are lucky enough to be at a place where there is a tradition in olive production or tomatoes you will try some of the best options. Grab a handful of olives, warm homemade bread and some fresh tomatoes, pure some oregano and here you are, a vegetarian option full of vitamins, antioxidants and energy is right at your fingertips. This is a classic choice for breakfast and if you are about to travel in a Greek village in the mountains or a village on a Greek Island, this is a real food experience.




 

Homemade marmalades and sweets!


It is very typical for the Greek breakfast to have homemade marmalades in various tastes made by different fruits like figs, orange, strawberries, apple etc. The type of marmalade depends on the place you are visiting as for example if you are in Pilio and north Greece you will have different variations of apple marmalade and if you travelling to Mani you will have all style of orange marmalades. Apart from the marmalades, a big list of different kind of sweets are available depending on where you go in the country. So if you are in Syros try the famous traditional Halvadopita that has made the island known all around the world. Or if you are in Crete, don't miss the traditional skaltsounia, if you are in Mykonos or Sifnos try the local almond sweets and if you are in Naxos try the local loukoumades with the amazing local honey.






Trigona sweets in Thessaloniki!

Trigona is the name of a local sweet in Thessaloniki that once you try it you just can't forget its amazing taste. Of course is an 24 hours sweet snack but it is very typical and common to find Trigona at your hotel breakfast buffet. Although they are very sweet, it is the sweetest way to start your day full of energy, taste and fulfilment!
Try also Tsoureki which is a type of sweet bread, the local "bougatsa" which is a pie with fresh cream with milk served with cinnamon and sugar!







Find out more about the authentic Greek products that are made in Greece and have a bite!


Where to Stay

Hotel in Heraklion, Greece Castello City Hotel
9.5 10
Castello City Hotel
1, 62 Martyron Avenue, Heraklio Town, 71304 Heraklion, Greece

Castello City Hotel is located close to the center of the Heraklion town, the ancient Pantokrator Gate and near bus and taxi stations. The distance from the main port of Heraklion is 2,5 km and Nikos Kazantzakis airport is at 6 km. Castello City Hotel is just a short walk from Heraklion beach.

Hotel in Athens, Greece Aegli Hotel
Aegli Hotel
1, Karaiskaki & Iera Odos ave., Chaidari, 12461 Athens, Greece

Aegli hotel is situated in Haidari area, close to the city center. The nearby Agia Marina metro station favors direct access to Athens Airport, Piraeus Port and many vibrant areas of the city.

Hotel in Argos, Greece Mycenae
Mycenae
10, Agiou Petrou Square, 21200 Argos, Greece

Enjoying the central location on the main square of Argos, Hotel Mycenae is located a 15-minute walk from KTEL bus station. The scenic town of Nafplio with Bourtzi Castle is at 11 km and the famous archaeological site of Mycenae is at a distance of 14 km. The popular summer resort Tolo is 22 km away, while famous Epidaurus Ancient Theatre is 40 km away. The nearest airport is Kalamata International Airport at a distance of 130 km.


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