Dining in Greece
- Categories of Restaurant
- Taverna refers to a small restaurant serving Greek cuisine.
- Taverna fare
- Some of the more fashionable islands such as Santorini and Mykonos have seen the arrival of fusion cuisine.
- "Fish Tavernas" (Psarotaverna)
- The main focus on the menu is seafood.
- Rules For Eating Out
- Lunch is usually served between 1 pm and 3 pm and the dinner 8 pm to 10 pm. Rules vary from one establishment to another, but it is generally common to pay the bill directly at the cashdesk or the waiter after the meal. It is common to leave a tip
|Economy Meal||5-15 EUR|
|Medium Price Meal||15-30 EUR|
|Good Quality Meal||30+ EUR|
- Food Specialties
- Kourabiedes (butter biscuits): a thick, moist biscuit served traditionally on New Year’s Day.
- Tiropita: flaky pastry with Feta which is the traditional Greek cheese (a mild, ewe’s milk cheese).
- Feta salad: a salad of tomatoes and cucumbers with feta.
- Dolmatdakia me rizi: stuffed vine leaves.
- Tzatziki: yoghurt and cucumber, used in Greece as an hors d’oeuvre or as a sauce to accompany aubergines, fried courgettes or grilled fish.
- Moussaka: aubergine gratin.
- Melitzanosalata: aubergine salad.
In addition, you can find a wide variety of olives such as Kalamata or Bolos, accompanied by a glass of Ouzo which is the traditional Greek drink.
Wines are made throughout much of Greece, but the most traditional is the white Retsina. Other popular whites include Boutari and Cambas, which come from the island of Santorini. The island of Crete is also known for a variety of good red wines. The most popular Greek beer is Mythos.
Ouzo is by far the most popular aperitif in Greece and it has a strong anise-flavor. This liqueur is served with a small glass of ice water, and when the two are combined they form a cloudy refreshing drink. It is very common to have an ouzo during appetizers.
- Dietary Restrictions
- No restrictions.
- Table Manners
- Table manners are Continental: the oldest person is generally served first, do not begin eating until the hostess starts, accepting a second helping compliments the host, etc.
Any Comments About This Content? Report It to Us.
No content has been posted to this folder yet.
Be the first to feature your expertise related to Dining in Greece!
- Post any content you may have that features your expertise, such as a text article with business tips, presentation, market report, etc
- By sharing your knowledge you gain more visibility for your profile not only on GlobalTrade.net but across the web
Post your content now by simply clicking on the button below.
Check these folders already populated with content posted by other users:
Click here to find out more about key benefits and instructions for contributing to the site.
Find the related Greek companies with Kompass:
Post any content you may have that features your expertise and offers valuable information to the international trade community.
The more informative content you post the more visible your will be, as your valuable content will link directly to your profile.
Check these sample pages for illustration: