The Greek cuisine is a Mediterranean cuisine and has a gastronomic tradition of some thousands of years and is a part of the Greek culture as well as the Greek history. Depending on the season and the geographic location in Greece, the food flavors change. The Greek cookery is a forerunner of Western cuisine and spread its gastronomic influence via Rome, throughout to the entire Europe and beyond.
Some dishes and products such as olives, lentil soup, fasolada, retsina and pasteli can be tracked back to ancient Greece. The most characteristic element that the ancient Greeks used is olive oil, which is used in most dishes. Important vegetables in Greek gastronomy are tomato, potato, onions, green peppers and green beans.
Honey and Mastic (resin) of Chios, oregano, garlic, basil, moussaka, tzatziki, souvlaki, spanakopita and many others, are some of the flavors and dishes that classify the Greek gastronomy as one of the most known cuisines in the world.
Grab the opportunity to either cook your own Greek food or taste the Greek cuisine in Tavernes, restaurants and many other places.