The Greek cuisine, with its wide variety of high quality ingredients and its highly beneficial combinations which encapsulate the knowledge of centuries, enjoys a privileged position in the global culture of taste alternatives.
Greece and Greek Cuisine is characterized by its numerous islands and the rugged terrain of the mainland. This morphological diversity creates “worlds within worlds”. A trip to Greece means a fascinating exploration of flavours, tastes, unexpected combinations and endless variety.
The numerous islands of the Aegean, one of the largest and most important island groups in the world, is a land formed from the sun, the sea and the refreshing wind. The specific microclimate of each island has contributed to the creation of unique products, some of which cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Thus, each island is its own unique culinary paradise.
Greek cuisine is more than just gyros and souvlaki.
Greek-dolmades were one of the favourites foods within Greek cuisine. These are essentially grape/vine leaves stuffed with rice, lemon zest, and pine nuts. The classic Greek-salad with super fresh ingredients was light on the stomach. The Santorini salad is slightly different though, the difference being it contains capers instead of olives. There was also vegetarian souvlaki and zucchini fritters but one of the most favourite is tzatziki. Cucumber with yogurt, parsley and a special seasoning and melitzanosalata (eggplant with yogurt) dips. Greek cuisine is also a delight for seafood lovers.
Dining is not just about eating great food. I truly believe it should be an experience in itself. A lot of gives restaurants gives the opportunity to enjoy dinner by the beach, listening to the sounds of the calm waters whilst sitting under the stars.
Energetic creative chefs from Greece have made a definite impression at international events, helping to spread a wider appreciation of Greek cuisine. Imaginative experiments with tried and tested recipes, unexpected combinations of exquisite ingredients, the use and renaissance of tradition–creative-modern Greek cuisine is lively and provocative, establishing Greece as one of the shrines of the high culinary arts.