Discover Greece

Welcome to the home of Zeus. Greece is known for its Mediterranean climate, countless islands, beautiful beaches, and stunningly preserved ruins from ancient civilizations. Between its far-reaching coastlines and historic roots in philosophy, mythology, and the arts, it’s a nirvana for curious nomads.

Greek cuisine is synonymous with delicious seafood, mouth-watering gyros, and hearty salads accompanied with excellent wine. The home of the Mediterranean diet, every meal here is punctuated by the freshest of flavors.

TRADITIONAL GREEK FOOD

MOUSSAKA

Moussaka is the National Dish of Greece. It has three layers: a bottom layer of sliced eggplant sautéed in olive oil; a middle layer of ground lamb lightly cooked with chopped or puréed tomatoes, onion, garlic, and spices (cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg and black pepper); and a top layer of Béchamel sauce or savoury custard.

SOUVLAKI

Souvlaki is marinated pork, chicken, beef, or lamb grilled on a skewer. It's typically served on a skewer, but you can also eat it in a warm pita or over salad.

OCTOPUS

If you want to try popular seafood dish in Greece, then octopus is a must! It can be cooked in a variety of ways, including Fried Octopus with Lemon, Octopus Gratin, and Mediterranean Octopus Stew.

GREEK SALAD

Known in Greece as “horiatiki” (village salad or rustic salad). Main ingredients in a Greek salad are tomato, cucumber, onion, feta cheese and Kalamata olives, seasoned with salt and oregano and drizzled with olive oil.

DIPLES

This delicious Greek dessert consists of thin pastry sheets that are rolled, deep-fried, and doused or drizzled with a thick, honey-based syrup. These pastries can be wrapped into various shapes and are often sprinkled with nuts and dusted with cinnamon.

TIROPITA

Tiropita consistS of sheets of phyllo dough that are filled with a combination of cheese (usually feta) and eggs. The dish is typically wrapped in triangular pieces and brushed with melted butter before baking.

OUR RESTAURANTS IN GREECE:
WHERE YOU DON’T HAVE TO TRAVEL FAR FOR YOUR NEXT ENTICING BITE

Esperas Santorini

Esperas Santorini

Eat exquisite fare while gazing out across awe-inspiring views of the Caldera at Ombra Restaurant, where we specialise in Mediterranean cuisine with an emphasis on fresh seafood. 

Aigialos Hotel

Aigialos Hotel

Feast on Mediterranean meals made with locally-sourced ingredients in our on-site restaurant, framed by bright bougainvillaeas. Alternatively, request to eat from your room’s private balcony, complete with a bottle of wine sourced from our cellar…
Kyrimai

Kyrimai

Mani’s diverse gastronomic culture is distilled in the handcrafted meals on our hotel restaurant’s menu, put together by expert chefs. You’ll love the culinary experience we offer, here.

Avli Lounge Apartments

Avli Lounge Apartments

Our gastronomic offering at Avli restaurant is beloved by locals and travellers alike. There’s no better place to get familiar with the wonderful world of Cretan cuisine. We also have a wine cellar with more than 460 different vintage wines to swish, sniff and sip.

Famous HISTORIC CAFES IN GREECE

CAFE KIPOS (est. 1870), Chania
LESXI KOMOTINAION (est. 1921), Komotini
MEGALO KAFENEIO (est. 1840), Tripoli
CAFE MEVLANA (est. 1822), Rhodes
MEGALO KAFENEIO 1929 (est. 1929), Amfissa

KAFENEION “O ERMIS” (est. 1800), Mytilini
ORAIA ELLAS (est. 1839), Athens
PANELLINION (est. 1916), Mytilini
ASTIKON (est.1908), Kythira
STOU PLASTIRA (PERNOS) (est. 1968), Rhodes

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get to know world-famous GREEK Drinks

OUZO - Usually enjoyed as an aperitif, Ouzo is a typical Greek drink that’s flavored with aniseed, and produced from ‘grape must’ - a byproduct of wine production. Though it’s typically clear, it turns opaque when mixed with water… a great party trick!
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RAKI - Raki is the traditional drink of Crete, though it’s enjoyed all over Greece. Like Ouzo, it’s made with grapes and shares a similar taste, but where Ouzo has Greek origins, Raki can be traced back to Turkey, and tends to be a lot stronger.
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GREEK WINE - Greece is one of the oldest wine-producing regions in the world, having mastered the practice over a period of more than 6,500 years. The best-known Greek wine is Assyrtiko - a white wine with fruity layers of lemon and passionfruit. A must-sip for your next Greek trip.
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METAXA - A popular Greek brandy that’s generally produced from Savatino, Sultanina, and Black Corinth grapes, as well as flavor-packed Muscat wines from the island of Samos. Have over ice or on its own.
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GREEK COFFEE - Greek people are very fond of their coffee, and traditionally serve it strong in a small cup with kaimaki, a flavourful foam, on top, and grounds at the bottom. Best enjoyed with a sweet bite of baklava (in our opinion).
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