Eat Like A Local in Greece

Without a doubt food is an important part of a luxury yacht charter and while you will have a superb chef onboard it is also helpful to know about the local food and try a little of some of the delicacies when you are ashore. Here is a brief introduction into the taste sensation that Greek food is. Bon appetit or kalí óreksi as they say in Greek.

Greek restaurant

In the Greek Islands, you could eat something different every day and be sampling for years, such is the bounty on offer. Greek people are passionate about food and very proud of their culinary traditions. Food preparation, then celebrating with food is a social experience for family, friends and visitors.

Greek Food

From fresh seafood to expertly barbequed meats, myriad salads and vegetable options, soups, appetizers known as meze, special occasion delicacies and desserts, there are thousands of recipes, regional variations and family recipes passed down through the generations, all based on fresh, locally sourced ingredients, plenty of seasoning and olive oil.

Shrimp and crayfish
Shrimp

Fried whole, tossed in a risotto or baked in cheese and tomato sauce, shrimp are plentiful in Greek cooking. Crawfish are a delicacy, served in a white wine and ouzo sauce.

Sardines and anchovies
Greek fish

Marinated or fried, these succulent morsels are a must-try in Greece. Fried anchovies are a simple but very tempting dish. Sardines are best fresh-caught, grilled with a garlic and tomato sauce. The whole fish (including the head) is eaten.

Octopus and squid

Fried, grilled, doused in lemon, vinegar or wine sauce, these are the most prized ingredient in meze and a staple on Greek menus. Only choose top quality and leave preparation to the experts for the most tender tasting.

Mussels

Popular in northern Greece, and a brilliant taste of the sea, mussels are bathed in a rich, ouzo-scented tomato sauce with fresh herbs and feta cheese.

Moussaka
Moussaka

A hearty main dish of layered eggplant (aubergine) or potato, ground meat and tomato, topped with white sauce and baked.

Souvlaki

A portable and versatile Greek fast food, souvlaki consists of small pieces of meat and sometimes vegetables grilled on a skewer.

Keftedes
Meatballs

Greek meatballs have nearly as many versions as there are ingredients, but they are regularly made of ground beef and always with sides of creamy tzatziki sauce and pita breads.

Greek Salad

Known as horiatiki, or village salad, Greek salad consists of tomatoes, sliced cucumbers, capsicum/peppers, onion, feta cheese, and olives (usually Kalamata olives), typically seasoned with salt and oregano, and dressed with olive oil.

Fasolada
Bean Stew

Popular all year round, Fasolada is a Greek of soup of dry white beans, olive oil, and vegetables, considered the national dish of Greece.

Yemista

Tomatoes or peppers stuffed with rice, ground lamb or beef.

Spanakopita
Spanakopita

Spanakopita or spinach pie is a Greek savoury pastry dish made with a filling of chopped spinach, feta cheese, onions or scallions, egg, and seasoning.

Tzatziki
Tzatziki

A dip made from combining yogurt, cucumber, and garlic. Dill is sometimes added according to people's tastes. Olive oil is typically added.

Taramosalata
Taramosalata

A dip made with fish roe, breadcrumbs, olive oil, lemon juice.

Dolmadakia

Traditionally grape wine leaves wrapped around a rice mixture, these neat packages can use currants, raisin or pine nuts, ground meat and various sauces.

Tiropites
Tiropita

Tiropita is traditional Greek cheese-pie, a pastry made with layers of buttered phyllo and filled with a cheese-egg mixture.

Baklava

Baklava is a rich, sweet pastry made of layers of filo filled with chopped nuts and sweetened and held together with syrup or honey.

Loukoumades

A popular Greek sweet, loukoumades are balls of dough deep fried until golden then drizzled with honey and sprinkled with cinnamon.

For full details about the fabulous destination that Greece is and the luxury charter yachts available in the region please contact one of the luxury charter yacht specialists at the Luxury Charter Group.

 

Disclaimer: The information about luxury yachts displayed on this page is merely informational and these yachts are not necessarily available for yacht charter or for sale, nor are they represented or marketed in anyway by Luxury Charter Group. This web page and the superyacht information contained herein is not contractual. All yacht specifications and information is displayed in good faith but Luxury Charter Group does not warrant or assume any legal liability or responsibility for the current accuracy, completeness, validity, or usefulness of any superyacht information and/or images displayed. All boat information is subject to change without prior notice and may not be current.

Related Blog Posts

Charter a Yacht in the Caribbean these Holidays!

Charter a Yacht in the Caribbean these Holidays!

When winter starts to bite there is no better way to spread the warmth of the holiday season than by spending it in the warmth of the Caribbean with your loved ones aboard the best luxury charter motor yachts and sailing yachts, cruising in calm seas, with the picture-perfect backdrop of verdant islands and tropical ports. Whether it is for Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year this will be a holiday to remember! Learn more...

6 Cycladic Greek Islands Ideal for Yacht Charter

6 Cycladic Greek Islands Ideal for Yacht Charter

For the luxury charter yacht guest, Greece and her islands are an enduring magnet. All manner of experiences, from the most humble to the most sophisticated can be savoured here, all the better with the vine-ripened flavour of olives and salted feta, and washed down with few nips of ouzo. Learn more...

Book your 2020 luxury charter in the Ionian now!

Book your 2020 luxury charter in the Ionian now!

The Ionian islands, running down the west coast of Greece's mainland, is a charterer’s paradise. Steeped in culture and beauty with lush green hills, soft white-sandy beaches and attractive towns and villages, each island has their own distinctive landscape, history and architecture. It is a popular destination so if you are considering a charter here in 2020 we recommend you book now to avoid disappointment. Learn more...

Charter STELLA MARIS in the GALAPAGOS: the “Bucket List” charter destination

Charter STELLA MARIS in the GALAPAGOS: the “Bucket List” charter destination

All of the Luxury Charter Group team have been fortunate enough to visit the Galapagos Islands. Radek Gendek most recently experienced the magic and majesty of the area on a charter onboard the customised, Italian-built explorer charter yacht, STELLA MARIS. The Galapagos islands are a living laboratory that offers charter guests astounding diversity of nature and experiences. Learn more...