Before visiting Crete, Greece’s largest island you know it is famous for the varied terrain. From fine-sand beaches like Elafonisi to the amazing and countless summits of the White Mountains. But how much do you for the Greek food and local festivals? Crete’s traditions are also known to stand strong without being changed throughout the
What can we first say for Greek cuisine? As foodies, we are obsessed with Greek cuisine and local products.
Greece is an agricultural country, with vast farm fields, surrounded by water, packed with many islands. The Mediteterean climate helps the cultivation of most vegetables and fruits and the breed of sheep and goats. The island life is mainly supported by fishermen and local producers.
Greek cuisine has a history of thousands of years, starting from Ancient Greece, moving to the Byzantine period, and surviving until today. It is heavily influenced by the Middle Eastern, Ottoman and Italian cuisines due to the commercial routes and the colonies.
The most characteristic and ancient element of Greek cuisine is olive oil, which is used in most dishes. Greek dishes are based on vegetables, grains, fish, and meat. Important ingredients include olives, pasta, cheese, lemon juice, herbs, bread, and yogurt.
Each region has its own local cuisine and recipes. The local dishes depend on what is produced by the region and the climate. The most common cuisines are the Epirotic, Cretan, Macedonian, Peloponnesian, and the cuisine of the Aegean islands.
Wherever you are traveling make sure to research the traditional dishes and try the local recipes of the destination. Kali orexi!
All about a very greek breakfast is your guide to Greek mornings! There is a saying that goes: your breakfast should be like a king’s, your lunch should be like a duke’s and your dinner like a peasant’s. Greek breakfast is a mixture of fresh elements, different flavors, sometimes sweet, most times savory… But always
A local’s insight into Greek tavernas is the guide we create to help you order like a local. If you believe that you visiting Greece means just experiencing some striking views and the rich archaeological history, oh well, think twice. Greek cuisine is the core of Greek culture. The rituals of meals in greek culture
You have probably heard of Greek food and how tasty it is. You might have also tasted it before as it is available worldwide. But the truth is that if you haven’t tasted Greek food in its home, Greece, then you haven’t really tasted. And, of course, you shouldn’t miss out on these flavors of
If you have decided to visit Greece, then most likely you are super excited to see the extraordinary monuments, to taste some of the best food you had in your life and experience the deepest blue crystal clear waters. But what about Greek coffee? We don’t often think about it as a must-have Greek experience
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Today’s blog post is for those of you who want to explore the ancient art of bread making in Greece. And why not try and re-create some of the Greek historical recipes yourself! It all started in a 300-year-old olive grove, 5 km from the city of Chania. Greeks developed different types of bread, such