The Mediterranean cuisine is rich in vitamins and proteins and is based mainly in Greek foods such as olive oil, feta cheese and numerous vegetables that give the Greek cuisine a unique taste. The Greek climate is ideal for all of these foods, and also the lots of colorful fruits.
Some of the unique Greek tastes that are unforgettable are as follows:
Souvlaki (is made from pork meat, tzatziki, tomato and onions)
Mousakas (is made of obergines, potatoes, mince meat and besamel sauce)
Pastitsio (is made of macaroni, mince meat, cheese and besamel sauce)
Tzatziki (made of yogurt, cucumber, garlic, vinegar and olive oil)
Skordalia (potatoes, garlic, lemon juice and olive oil)
Taramousalata (cod roe, potatoes, lemon juice and olive oil)
Stuffed Vegetables (tomatoes, peppers, courgettes stuffed with rice)
Dolmades ( vine leafs, stuffed with rice mix)
Greek Salad ( tomatoes, cucumber, peppers, onions, feta cheese, olives, oregano and olive oil)
After your meal enjoy Greek sweets like, baklava, milk pie, bougatsa, kataifi and many more. For those that prefer more natural tastes try Greek fruits like red water melon, yellow melon, pears, grapes, figs and many more.
There is so much variety to choose from with Greek cuisine, that you can always find something new and unique to sample.
Many regions all over Greece serve traditional foods and meals that are unique to those particular regions, and cannot be found anywhere else.
In this case, it is sometimes wise to try something new from the menu and experiment with the Greek tastes, instead of ordering something "safe", which you have already tried and know. Go on, be a little adventurous next time you are out dining.
However, there are restaurants and tavernas all over the country that offer, not just Greek cuisine, but dishes and tastes from all over the world.
Below is a selection of restaurants and tavernas that you can find around Greece.
- Serkos Restaurant
- Morfonios Restaurant
- Strouga Taverna
- Vasilis Taverna
- Faros Restaurant
- La Piazza Restaurant
- Anemos Café Bar
- Cavos Café Bar
- Kyma Beach Bar