What is the Greek Breakfast
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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

Appartment in Naxos, Greece Nikos & Maria Studios
8.7 10
Nikos & Maria Studios
Plaka, 84300 Naxos, Greece

Nikos & Maria Studios is located only 20 m from the island' s popular beach of Plaka. The distance from the Naxos airport is 5 km and from the capital, Naxos Chora, 6 km. ###

Hotel & Appartment in Leros, Greece Hotel Marilen
Hotel Marilen
Alinda, 85400 Leros, Greece

Hotel Marilen is located in Alinda, only a 10-minute walk from Alinda beach. Leros Municipal Airport is 4.2 km away while Leros Port is 6 km away.

Hotel in Ikaria, Greece Kastro Hotel
8.5 10
Kastro Hotel
Agios Kirykos, 83300 Ikaria, Greece

Being located on a hill Kastro Hotel overlooks the capital of Ikaria island, the picturesque village of Agios Kirykos. The port is at 650 meters, while the island's airport is 11.5 km away. Ikaria island has a ferry connection with Piraeus in Athens, Fournoi, Samos and Chios islands.


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