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Regional cuisine



The unique flavors of Greek cuisine distinguish Greece. While you are in Greece, you will get some pleasant gastronomic surprises. 


On the contrary to what many people believe about Greek cuisine, you will discoverer that “moussaka”, “souvlaki” and “choriatiki or Greek salads” are not the only Greek foods. 


Greek cuisine consists of a big variety of dishes, which can fully satisfy the gastronomic requirements of both vegetarians and meat lovers.


What makes Greek cuisine unique is the combination of the following elements: the ingredients, the Greek philosophy on nutrition matters, the sharing of meals with others, as well as the country itself and its whole atmosphere.


Every region in Greece has its own traditional recipes! All based on pure Greek products and the simplicity that brings out the greatness.The recipes of each region, mountainous or island, eastern or western Greece reflect the every day life, the local economic and social identity of each region. Recipes based on fish in the islands and recipes based on meat and soups in north mountainous regions.

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ARTA
The Epirus Cuisine

Tasteful simplicity Epirus’ particular terrain, the mountainous areas, the sea, the climate and a centuries-old history have all played a part in creating countless dishes and tasty combinations...

CHANIA
Chania the ultimate food lovers paradise

Set out on an exhilarating journey of gastronomic imagination to Chania or Haniá, one of the most desired Cretan destinations! A bouyátsa with cream, a delicious cream pie dusted with powdered...

CHIOS
Chios Flavours

Offer your taste buds a treat on Chios Chios is a hospitable island all year round and offers a world of images, colours, tastes and aromas. The mild Mediterranean climate in combination with the...

CORFU (KERKYRA)
Mouth-watering delicacies from the island of Corfu!

Corfu’s microclimate- heavy rainfalls and humidity- as well as the mild relief of its territory are the key factors related to the fertility and fruitfulness of the blessed Corfiot land… Ever...

CYCLADES
Around the Cyclades guided by taste

The morphology of the islands and the microclimate of each and every one of them play a decisive part in what has become the local culinary culture. Besides, many of the ingredients accounting...
Island Cuisine - Ios

The island cuisine includes a variety of dishes and pastries made of local products (wheat, barley, pulses, vegetables and dairy products):  Tsimetia - Pumpkin flower stuffed with...
Santorini cuisine

Volcanic soil and the Aegean breeze: Santorini’s ingredients Did you know that a visit to Santorini would still be a unique experience even if the island wasn’t as breathtakingly beautiful as it...
Traditional Cuisine - Mykonos

The Myconian cuisine stands out for the variety of flavors. It includes dishes such as pork with cabbage or herbs, sausages, chub mackerel with caper, marathokeftedes (balls with cheese and dill),...
Traditional Cuisine - Naxos

The main traditional dishes of Naxos island are based on meet and potatoes, but this does not mean that they do not have vegetable dishes as well. The most famous dishes are: “rosto” (meat in red...
Traditional products and local cuisine of Tinos

Traditional products Tinos is a farmers’ island. Barley, oats, and wheat are cultivated, as well as olives and figs. The orchards are full of trees, particularly lemon and orange ones, while the...

DODECANESE
Gastonomy from the island of Rhodes

The Island of the Knights: a journey to its flavours Rhodes Island is one of the most renown and beloved destinations during spring or summer. Fine cuisine lovers from around the world have the...
Traditional Cuisine - Kos

There are many interesting local recipes for food and pastries which women of Kos usually make for large religious celebrations. The most characteristic recipes are “pitarridia” (lasagna which is...

DRAMA
Traditional cuisine - Prefecture of Drama

The prevailing elements of the eating habits in Drama are the products of the local livestock breeding sector, plenty of river fish, pies, home-made pasta and the traditional recipes of the...

EVROS
Traditional cuisine - Prefecture of Evros

The cuisine of Evros uses the local products such as cereals, vegetables, pulses, meat as well as fish (sandy ray, britt) as well as sea fruit fished in the Thracian sea. “Babou” (Christmas recipe...

IOANNINA
The Epirus Cuisine

Tasteful simplicity Epirus’ particular terrain, the mountainous areas, the sea, the climate and a centuries-old history have all played a part in creating countless dishes and tasty combinations...

KAVALA
Traditional cuisine - Prefecture of Kavala

Fresh fish and sea food, as well as the products of the local livestock breeding and agricultural sectors are the prevailing elements of Kavala courses. In Kavala, the traditional local recipes have...

LEFKADA
Flavours from Lefkada

Beyond the famous beaches and the picturesque mountain villages, Lefkada, the beauty of the Ionian Sea, produces fine products renowned for their uniqueness and taste. An integral part of the...

MAGNESIA
Tsipouradika

In the famous tsipouradika of Volos While visiting Volos, the city of the Argonauts, you will definitely pass by a tsipouro taverna (tsipourádiko and, in plural, tsipourádika) as they are...

PREVEZA
The Epirus Cuisine

Tasteful simplicity Epirus’ particular terrain, the mountainous areas, the sea, the climate and a centuries-old history have all played a part in creating countless dishes and tasty combinations...

THESPROTIA
The Epirus Cuisine

Tasteful simplicity Epirus’ particular terrain, the mountainous areas, the sea, the climate and a centuries-old history have all played a part in creating countless dishes and tasty combinations...

THESSALONIKI
Thessaloniki, a culinary paradise

Thessaloniki’s cuisine is widely known for its quality and variety. As the formation of the overall culture of the city came under many influences, Thessaloniki’s cuisine is one of the richest in...

VIOTIA
A gastronomic journey to Arachova

Are you planning your forthcoming ski trip? Go on winter vacations to Aráchova, a mountainous village nestled picturesquely on the foot of Mt. Parnassós in Viotia, the most cosmopolitan winter...

XANTHI
Traditional Cuisine of Xanthi

The cuisine of Xanthi is very unique. Here people combine traditional Thracian tastes and recipes with influences from Asia Minor and the cuisine of Pomakoi.  Eastern food is very delicious....

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Aegean Cuisine

Delightful flavours On your journey around the Aegean Sea, you are bound to be overwhelmed by captivating scents. This is a region of countless gastronomic discoveries: delicious white or tomato...
Cretan Cuisine

Savouring Crete on a Platter Various archaeological finds as well as Knossos’ wall paintings confirm the fact that Crete’s culinary tradition dates back to the Minoan Period. Four thousand years ago...
Culinary traditions of the Lent

Once the Carnival festivities are over, people in Greece spend Clean Monday outdoors. Families and friends go to the countryside, fly kites and start the Lent with the rich Clean Monday...
Local flavours of the Greek cuisine

The Greek cuisine, with its wide variety of high quality ingredients and its wisely considered and highly beneficial combinations which encapsulate the knowledge of centuries, enjoys a privileged...
Savoury pies

Greeks love their pies; you can find them in all sort of shapes, salty or sweet, traditional or not, with thin pastry phyllo-sheets or crumbly, richer and thicker ones. Greek pies are a culinary...
The Culinary Wonders of the Macedonian Region

The area’s fertile plains, life-giving lakes and rivers, the large variety of seafood found within the Aegean Archipelago, offer excellent raw materials, making the extraordinary Macedonian Cuisine...

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