Greek Cuisine through the Eyes of Sailors

16/04/2020 outdoor activities

Greece is the country, which stuns all of the arriving tourists. Beautiful architecture, narrow streets and blue rooftops are undoubtful elements we imagine when thinking about mediterranean countries. But what kind of cuisine do we associate with Greece?

Fundamentals of Greek Cuisine

Yacht charter in Greece is the best way to try some of the local specialties. You will visit small marinas and local taverns which serve regional dishes during your sailing journey.

Greek cuisine mostly consists of vegetables and the most popular are zucchinis, eggplants, tomatoes and pepper. The most common form of serving them is casserole with cheese (like feta – the most popular one) and olives. Many Greeks say their cuisine is poor as it is based on just three ingredients: wheat, olive oil and wine. However, greek cuisine also includes dishes with meat, seafood or fish. When it comes to meat in Greece, you will most often come across beef, mutton and lamb, which is often served minced.

How do You Eat it?

Undoubtedly, the most popular course in Greece is moussaka – casserole made out of minced meat with potatoes, eggplant, tomato sauce and bechamel sauce on top. In many taverns you will be able to order pites, which are dumplings made out of filo dough (sometimes served as sliced pie) with a huge amount of olive oil inside. You can also come across greek shashliks called souvlaki and very popular sauce – tzatziki, which is made out of garlic paste, cucumber and mint.

Is it Worth it?

Greek cuisine is popular mostly thanks to high quality products: the best example of that is olive oil produced in local olive groves. Olive oil can be found in almost every greek dish as a base for sauces, extra to meat and vegetables, but also as simple as poured on flatbread. Their cuisine is full of cheeses (including most popular feta) and halloumi added to different kinds of salads.

Without hesitation, it can be said that greek cuisine is one of the tastiest in the world and very healthy too. During your cruise you can easily prepare some of greek dishes and try some local snacks, which will make your holidays in Greek waters even more enjoyable. Try yacht charter in Greece!