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Top Traditional Greek Products for a Mediterranean Diet

Mediterranean nutrition in general and Greek cuisine in particular, are globally famous for their nutritional benefits and of course, their taste.

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The Greek Traditional Recipe of Loukoumades

If you have visited Greece in the past, you must have tasted those little bites of heaven called loukoumades. If not, cancel all your meetings and get on the first plane to Athens!

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5+1 Spirits to drink in Greece

Spirits in Greece have their own unique character and aroma. Drinking alcoholic beverages has a symposium-like and festive quality abundant at celeberations in Greece, especially on name days, birthdays, holidays, weddings, gatherings, graduations and christenings.

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What is the Greek Souvlaki

It could be called the «Burrito of the East», «Hot Dog of the Mediterranean» or “Amvrosia to Go”… but we simply call it “Souvlaki”.

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Greek breakfast

What do Greeks eat for breakfast? Well, it depends mainly on their age and the time of the season. For the over-30-something generation, breakfast is something they usually have to postpone as they are running late for work or school.

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The Greek pie story

Pies or “pites” (plural for “pita”) in Greek is not one, but a complete gigantic category of foods and sweets in both traditional and contemporary Greek cuisine.

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Greek and coffee; A love story

It is said, and perhaps not unfairly, that the Greeks have a serious case of icy coffee addiction. As a non-Greek friend remarked on his first visit to Athens, "everyone always seems to have a glass or plastic cup, a straw and brown and sparkling liquid!"

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Gemista Recipe

So, let’s make “gemista”!

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Dolmadakia Recipe

Let’s make Dolmadakia. What do we need? Lots of patience, before everything else, especially if it’s your first time trying it.

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Vegetarians’ Greek Cuisine Paradise

It is well known that meat is high on the list of foods preferred by Greeks. One has to only walk down any Greek street to find ‘souvlaki’ or ‘gyros’,(skewered meat or meat on the pit) sold practically on every other corner. But it was not always like this.

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3 + 1 Greek Sushi Dishes

Fish is one of the main staples of the Greek diet, where fishing, from the small boats or “kaikis” that one sees dotting the horizon early in the morning or with their lanterns lighting up the night, to the big trawlers or “trahandiris,” supplied a steady supply of a variety of fish. 

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Clean Monday in Athens

One of the most iconic feasts all over Greece is just around the corner! Clean Monday or “Kathari Deytera” in Greek, is the starting point of a 40 day Great Lent period -called Sarakosti- that leads to the Orthodox Easter Sunday.

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Patsas: The Greek Tripe Soup

A Greek delicacy, only for the daring and strong-hearted!

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The History of Greek Souvlaki: A National Treat

In this article, we will go through the history of Souvlaki. You’ll be surprised to find out that it goes way back to Ancient Greece. Keep reading to find out more!

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Where will you eat the Best "Traditional" Souvlaki in Athens?

There are many souvlaki restaurants. Honestly a lot. In every neighborhood of Athens. But would it be an exaggeration to tell you that few souvlaki places are really worth it? Nevertheless, it is a reality.

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An Easter in Quarantine yet full of Flavors and Aromas

Customs, with roots that are lost in the depths of time, are revived with intensity every year on Easter. In fact, whichever are associated with our family traditions are the ones that are kept most alive in our memory, even if most of us ignore the symbolism hiding behind them.

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History and Evolution of Greek Coffee Culture

The roots of coffee in Greece go very far back in time. Of particular interest are the forms that our favorite drink took in Greece, but also the special habits we developed around it.

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10 places for an enjoyable Brunch in the center of Athens

Brunch has invaded our lives, bringing with it unique flavors and, most importantly, experiences that accompany it as a ritual.

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10 + 1 Street Food joints in the center of Athens

Athens is constantly spreading and updating this 'Street Food' trend, with increasingly dynamic spots for "food in hand".

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Top 5+1 places for a relaxing coffee in Athens

If you visit Greece, you will see plenty of cafés packed with people laughing, chatting and socializing around the city. For Greeks, drinking coffee is much more than just drinking coffee.

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How to drink coffee like a Greek

Warning Note: Always specify the level of sweetness you prefer; “Sweet” or “Glikos”, as it is pronounced, means (usually) 2 teaspoons of coffee and 4 teaspoons of sugar.

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Greek tavernas: How to order like a local

You’ve booked your late summer vacation to Greece and you still have your mind set on statues, beaches, and sun? Well, maybe you should think again because there might be something that has slipped your attention...

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The Divine Greek Yogurt

Greek yogurt’s appeal is no secret, no matter where you are. Its steady increase in popularity over the years has led it to be in numerous articles about its culinary superpowers and its exploding marketing sales within Greece and worldwide; from gourmet publications to the Wall Street Journal.

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The Athens Central Market

Being in business nonstop since 1886, the Public Market Place of Athens known as Varvakeios – named after one of Greece’s national heroes, gentleman pirate Ioannis Varvakis (1745-1825) – extends along both sides of Athinas street and consists of a fish, vegetable and meat market.

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Eating on the Go - The Koulouri

Rushing to work or your guided tour and no time for breakfast? Feel the need to satisfy a midday craving? Not a problem.

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The Organic Farmers’ Markets of Attica

The need for a better diet is not new. However, many people are reluctant to follow it when buying organic products, as they consider them to be very expensive and will skyrocket the household budget.

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