Greece is a food lover’s paradise with a rich culinary history that dates back thousands of years. With a Mediterranean climate and fertile land, Greek Gastronomy features a variety of fruits, vegetables, grains, wine, meats, and seafood. During your Greece tour, visit or holiday you’ll have ample opportunities sample Greek olive oil, which is one of the oldest ingredients in Greek cooking.
Each region and Greek island feature local delicacies to try but here is our guide to the top 15 must-try dishes and drinks on your next Greece Vacation.
Besides vacationing in a movie set style location with fantastic Mediterranean culinary delights, Greece is also a shopper’s paradise with many types of stores and open-air markets to choose from.
Featuring local and traditional boutique shops along with a modern mall and cosmopolitan designer fashion stores you’ll find all this and more to satisfy every taste and budget.
Shopping in Greece can be an all-day-long activity! Most shops are usually open from 9 o’clock in the morning until late in the evening, even on the popular islands. Souvenir shops are the most popular shops in Greece, where you can buy sophisticated Greek souvenirs and local products that will remind you of your holidays!
Here is our Ultimate Guide to the best markets and shopping areas in Greece along with the most popular and authentic items to purchase and bring home.
Part of the allure when traveling is getting to know new cultures and destinations by the local gastronomy and wines.
Greece is a perfect example of this and has a long history of producing wines from ancient roots since 2000 BC in their sunny and warm Mediterranean climate.
While Greek white wines are more well known, the Greek red wines are also enjoyable. We recommend tasting different varietals with your meals and when possible, visiting a local winery with a food pairing for a wonderful authentic experience.
When it comes time to toast, remember that “cheers” in Greek is
“yia mas!” meaning good health.
To help prepare you for your next visit to Greece, here are seven popular Greek wines to get you started on your own Greek Wine Odessey.
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