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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!

Cheese pie

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.
Bread with marmelade

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!

Where to Stay

Hotel in Monemvasia, Greece Annema Hotel
Annema Hotel
Monemvasia, 23070 Monemvasia, Greece

Annema Hotel is located in the old town of Monemvasia, just a few-minutes' walk from the beach. Monemvasia Castle is a 15-minute drive away. The town of Sparti is 84 km away.

Hotel in Sitia, Greece Hotel Petras Beach
Hotel Petras Beach
Petras, 72300 Sitia, Greece

Situated right opposite the beach, Hotel Petras Beach enjoys quiet location just 1 km from the center of lively Sitia Town. Sitia Airport is at 7 km, while the port in the center of Sitia is 3 km away from the hotel. Agios Nikolaos port connecting Crete with Piraeus, Athens is at 70 km. The historic and busy capital of Crete, Heraklion, is 135 km away from Sitia.

Hotel in Chania , Greece Hotel Idramon
8.4 10
Hotel Idramon
Mitropoleos square, 73100 Chania , Greece

Hotel Idramon is set in a traditional building in the historic center of Chania, just 500 meters away from the Venetian Port and 15 minutes walk from the sandy beach of Nea Chora. Chania International Airport is 17 km away.


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