Greek Cuisine Private Tour
Excursion Greek cuisine
The impression of the country will not be complete if during the trip you do not try the national cuisine in local establishments, especially when it comes to Greece.
Age-old recipes and secrets of longevity Greek cuisine. Gastronomic enjoyment is an essential part of Greek daily life. The national culinary traditions of Greece are considered one of the oldest in the world.
The Greeks love, and most importantly, know how to cook, turning national Greek dishes into a work of art. Gourmets truly enjoy eating delicious and healthy Mediterranean dishes. Fresh vegetables, fruits, seafood, beans, deli meats, cheeses, olive oil, spices, and lemons form the basis of centuries-old Greek cooking recipes.
No wonder that thanks to such an abundance of environmentally friendly products, the Greeks are famous for their longevity. The main feature of the national cuisine is natural, environmentally friendly products, most of which are grown and produced in the country. The cooking methods that the Greeks prefer make food healthy and healthy, which is so important for children’s nutrition. And Greek cuisine has its own secrets, thanks to which simple, unsophisticated dishes have a special taste. To taste traditional Greek dishes, you should bypass tourist-oriented establishments with local dishes. Real Greek cuisine is in those taverns where Greeks and their families gather in the evenings to have a hearty dinner and chat.
The guide invites tourists to discover the peculiarities of cooking local dishes, taste delicious dishes and learn how to navigate the intricate names of the Greek menu. The program of two-hour gastronomic tour includes visits to the best markets, shops, and taverns.
During the walk, the guide talks about popular Greek dishes, “reveals” the secrets of recipes that pass from generation to generation. National Greek cuisine will be able to please everyone not only with its variety and amazing taste but also with the ecological purity of its products. Here, under the scorching rays of the sun, divine fruits grow, and cheeses and dairy products come from small cozy farms. Each region of Greece is distinguished by a certain traditional dish, the roots of which go back far into antiquity. However, several dishes are rightfully considered traditional in all corners of this country. Among them are especially popular:
Moussaka is a tender casserole made from fresh eggplant, minced meat, and cheese. In addition, bechamel sauce is added to this dish.
Tzatziki is a sauce of fresh cucumbers, garlic, and herbs, seasoned with tender natural Greek yogurt.
Greek salad is a world-famous dish prepared according to an original recipe.
Kleftiko is lamb cooked in a clay pot.
Meze – is a set of small snacks that must be served on one common plate. Thus, the Greeks show how rich the national cuisine of Greece is.
Dolmades – this dish resembles cabbage rolls, but grape leaves are used for its preparation.
Stifado is a stew in a thick onion sauce.
Pites – puff pastry pies with different fillings: with cheese and spinach (spanakopita), with meat (creatopita), with cheese (tiropita).
Greece is a must-have place on a gastronomic tour for every sweet tooth. Here everyone can taste such sweets as:
Bugatsa with cream
Yogurt – poured with honey or fruit syrup, served as a dessert.
Different regions have their own baking recipes.
Every lunch in Greece is necessarily accompanied by a glass of fragrant wine, the types of which are also huge here. For everyone who wants to completely immerse themselves in the creation of this drink, numerous wineries open their doors where you can not only enjoy the amazing taste of local wine but also see the whole process of its creation. You can go to Greece at any time of the year, as the weather allows, and there is always something to try and where to visit. The main rule that locals advise to follow is that it is better to try food in those places where the Greeks themselves eat, and not in tourist restaurants. It is here that everyone can experience the indescribable taste of real Greek cuisine.