Greek taste glossary07-10-2012 16:05Frappe: Frappe is the summer version of instant coffee. It is served cold in a long glass with ice cubes and a straw. It can also have milk if you like and you can have it without sugar (sketo), medium sweet (metrio) or sweet (glyko). Frappe for Greeks is maybe like an identity of a modern culture containing a paradox: It takes some seconds to be made; it needs some hours to get consumed.
Souvlaki: It is the most famous Greek fast food and you can find it anywhere. Usually, there are small corners serving only souvlaki but you can also find it in big touristy restaurants. Souvlaki actually means “little spit” and that’s what it is, a little spit of grilled pork meat. Another popular version is the “souvlaki me pita” a wrapped pie with grilled pork meat, tomato slices, onion slices, some french fries and tzatziki. There are also versions with different kind of meat.
Tzatziki: It is a sauce of yogurt, cucumber and garlic. Tzatziki is usually the sauce you find in souvlaki but you can also order it as a starter in any restaurant as it is very popular in both Greeks and foreigners. Despite its freshness when you taste it, tzatziki has a very strong taste because of the garlic and its taste can vary from place to place depending on the restaurant’s recipe.
Feta: It is a white cheese made of sheep milk and has a strong salty taste. Feta is extensively used in Greek cuisine and mainly in the traditional Greek salad, usually called “horiatiki”. Feta cheese is also used in recipes with stuffed vegetables and cheese pies.
Kokoretsi: It is considered to be a special delicacy and you can find it in the mainland. Kokoretsi is made of pieces of lamb offal (liver, heart, lungs, spleen, kidney), pierced on a spit wrapped by intestines grilled over coal fire. It is not likely to find kokoretsi served in the islands.
Ouzo: It is an anise-flavored sweet aperitif, made of distilled grapes. It is usually served cold with mezedes, appetizers and especially sea food ones such as octopus, salad, sardines, calamari and many more.
Touristorama has been travelling all around Greece and its islands for over a decade. This year, during our trip to Naxos, the biggest of the Cyclades complex, we discovered an interesting spot, perfect for your night out on the island… which is what we do best: finding the best places and then propose you should visit them! Prime is a Scandinavian Bar, located on a privileged position in Chora of Naxos, opposite the port. It’s been operating for 21 years and enjoys a great fame to both foreign and local tourists.
The Marmita Restaurant is now a part of the history of Santorini, since it has been operating in Megalochori since 2004. From 2013 it s been running under the observation of new owner Giannis Manikas and the sense of renewal is obvious.
Explore the fascinating volcanic island of Santorini the way you want it yourself! Enjoy a unique accommodation experience, with huge doses of privacy and luxury by choosing to stay in Incognito Villa.
Like a relay race of three generations; a journey with happy days, sad days, joys, sorrows, wars, Occupation, poverty, hunger, deaths, volcanic eruptions, catastrophic earthquakes, flee for a better life, return, better days, feasts, tourism explosion, financial crises and so on… Everything has been indelibly inscribed on the walls of this small building, Aktaion. I feel grateful that life has given me the opportunity to hold the reins of Aktaion all the way to its centennial.
We have been choosing Parea Tavern for our meals and dinners for 14 years! Every time someone from Touristorama travels to the island of Santorini, he enjoys authentic Greek cuisine at the terrace of this restaurant in the heart of Fira. And we are not the only ones. Thousands of tourists include it among their favorites on the volcanic island.
It opened in 2004 and soon became one of the favourite dining spots in Santorini. It is called Metaxy mas which means.. between us, but it is not a secret any more that this restaurant has a rich menu with almost 40 different dishes and appetizers based on traditional Greek cuisine.
The best thing to do when you get to Naxos is to rent a car. Even if, there is public transportation, there could be long delays while waiting for buses. The most convenient option is to visit Naction...
Like a relay race of three generations; a journey with happy days, sad days, joys, sorrows, wars, Occupation, poverty, hunger, deaths, volcanic eruptions, catastrophic earthquakes, flee for a better life,...
We have been choosing Parea Tavern for our meals and dinners for 14 years! Every time someone from Touristorama travels to the island of Santorini, he enjoys authentic Greek cuisine at the terrace of this...
The Marmita Restaurant is now a part of the history of Santorini, since it has been operating in Megalochori since 2004. From 2013 it s been running under the observation of new owner Giannis Manikas and...