Must-eat Greek food: A guide to breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert! (2023)

Table of Contents
  1. Breakfast
    1. Eliopsomo
    2. Pischies
    3. Bougatsa
  2. Lunch
    1. Moussaka
    2. Mesimeriano
    3. Gyros
  3. Dinner
    1. Souvlaki
    2. Spanakopita
  4. Dessert
    1. Honey and baklava
    2. Melomakarona
    3. Diples

For thousands of years, Greek culinary history has been known for its variety of fresh seafood, olive oil, delectable pastries, and tantalizing sweets. Today, Greek food is famed and loved by many all over the world.

Must-eat Greek food: A guide to breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert! (1)

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We’ll be taking you through the day by diving into the wondrous world of Greek cuisine. Discover the best dishes that the Greeks usually eat at breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We’ve even snuck a sneaky side of dessert in there — read on to find out!

Breakfast

The Greeks never fail to start their day off with a hearty mix! A typical Greek breakfast usually consists of a wide variety of bread, pastry, fruits, and Greek yogurt. These foods are high in nutritional value and a great source of energy — an excellent way to begin your Greek food adventures!

Eliopsomo

Eliopsomo, also known as Greek olive bread, is the ultimate comfort food. Enjoy a lovely warm slice to kickstart your morning by pairing this with feta cheese, caramelized onions, and sun-dried tomatoes. This handmade loaf is usually made with a blend of black olives, onions, and a hint of rosemary. Try your hand at making eliopsomo at home with this recipe here.

We recommend: Korbas Bakery for some of the best freshly baked eliopsomo, Greek pies, and delectable pastries.

Pischies

If you are craving something a little sweet in the morning, we know just the thing for you! Pischies is a traditional Cypriot fried pastry filled with butter, cinnamon, and sugar. Complete this delicious treat with a drizzle of syrup, coat it with crushed almonds, and you are ready to go!

We recommend: Ariston, an old school Greek bakery for a superb selection of quality baked goods, including some freshly-made pischies.

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Warning‼️Pites (Pischies) are a highly addictive Cypriot pastry shallow fried and covered with honey, crushed pistachios, almonds or walnuts (@thehellenicodyssey) 😍🍯 I am sharing my family’s recipe, as part of the #merimonthofmay initiative organised by @kalioreximelbourne, which celebrates regional dishes! 🇬🇷🇨🇾 . . We make pites whenever we have leftover dough or the day after a wedding! ❤️ In Yiayia's village in #cyprus (Ayia Marina to Xylatiou) it is tradition to make these beauties the day after a wedding, when the family would gather together again to celebrate & eat more food 😉😋This is something we continue to do as a family in Australia. Other regions of Cyprus add different flavours to their pites. My dad's village in Kythrea, would enjoy them with sugar & #cinnamon . . To create the dough: add 1 kg of flour, 1/4 cup of your choice of oil (either corn, vegetable, or sunflower oil) & 1 tablespoon of lemon (or vinegar). Knead dough & gradually add 3 cups of water. The dough should be smooth & shiny. Cover & allow it to rest for 10-15 mins before rolling out the dough & cutting it into circle shapes (using a small plate) or a rolling pin (old school like yiayia). Fry pites in oil for 2 mins on each side or until golden brown. Dress pites with nuts & honey, roll up to eat & enjoy! 🤗 . . #cyprus #greece #greekfood #greekculture #cypriotculture #sbsfood #f52grams #f52community #yiayia #inmykitchen #cypriotrecipes #cypriotfood #pites #Pischies #honey #homemadepastry #walnuts #pistachios #almonds #familytraditions #dessertsofinstagram #homebaking #isobaking #igbakers #pastrylovers #thetraditionalplate #dessertporn #easydesserts

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Bougatsa

For the best of both worlds, get your hands on a bougatsa for breakfast! This traditional Greek breakfast pastry is prepared from phyllo dough wrapped in a filling that can be sweet or savory. For a sweet treat, try your hands at a custard or cheese bougatsa. If you are craving something a little more savory, bougatsas can also be stuffed with a mix of minced beef and pork.

We recommend: Bougatsadiko Thessaloniki for some of the most authentic and delicious bougatsas and feta pies in Athens.

K A L I M É R A 🧡 . The breakfast pastry you wish you could devour every morning, especially on this rainy Monday morning in Melbourne. Bougátsa! Buttery, flaky fillo pastry wrapped around a sweet semolina orange custard filling and dusted with cinnamon sugar. Καλή σας μέρα και καλή εβδομάδα 🧡🧡🧡 . INGREDIENTS: • 4 + 1/4 cups milk • Peel of 1/2 orange • 3/4 cup fine semolina • 4 eggs • 1 cup sugar • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract • 1 packet fillo pastry @antonioufillopastry • 3/4 cup melted butter or light olive oil . METHOD: 1. Warm the milk and orange peel in a saucepan. Stir in semolina with a wooden spoon until incorporated and slightly thickened. . 2. In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs, sugar and vanilla until light and add to the milk mixture stirring over medium low heat until a thick custard forms. Remove from heat and take out the orange peel. . 3. Lightly brush a baking pan with oil/butter. Neatly line the bottom of the pan with 8 sheets of filo, brushing each layer lightly with oil/butter. Add the custard and fold over any overlapping filo. Top with another 6 filo sheets, brushing each layer with the remaining oil. Score the top layers with a sharp knife to your desired sized portions. . 4. Bake at 180oC until golden, around 30-40 min and sprinkle with icing sugar and cinnamon while hot. Cut and serve. . #καλημέρα #kalimera #goodmorning #καληεβδομαδα #goodweek #warmbreakfastpastry #bougatsa #custardpastry #greekclassic #nothingbetter #yumyum #homemadeisbest #familyfavourite #morningsdontgetbetterthanthis

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Lunch

Greek lunches are traditionally a light meal that consists of a homemade vegetable stew or casserole. It is served with staple sides of cheese, bread, salad, and most importantly, wine. Hungry? Read on to find out about these great Greek lunches that are sure to fill your tummy.

Moussaka

Moussaka is a coveted Greek classic dish passed down from generation to generation, ensuring the recipe is perfected over the years. Authentic moussaka is made in a baking pan lined with layers of potatoes, eggplant, zucchini, and ground meat. It is topped with béchamel sauce, a rich concoction made with butter, nutmeg, parmesan, and egg yolks. Reminiscent of Italian lasagna, this hearty Greek dish is bound to be one of the best you’ve tasted.

We recommend: To Kati Allo for amazing hospitality and the best moussaka you can find in Athens.

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MOUSSAKA 🍆. ➡️pour voir les autres photos 📸. Hello mes gourmands 🙋🏽‍♀️. Aujourd’hui, je reviens avec la recette de la moussaka que l’on fait dans notre famille. J’avais publié cette recette il y a quelques mois , mais la photo n’était pas du tout représentative de ce plat emblématique et que j’adore ! Il fait parti de mon top 3 des plats préférés 💕. J’espère que cette fois-ci la photo est à la hauteur 😅. J’ai également mis la recette en story permanente (en pas à pas ). ‼️N’hésitez pas à regarder mes story chaque jour ☺️. Pour faire ce plat, il vous faut du temps , de la patience et du courage 😂mais à la fin vous serez ravis du résultat ! A accompagner d’une bonne salade grecque, de tzatziki ,.. . ⏱1h-1h30 de préparation(fritures , béchamel,viande haché , ..) + 30 minutes de cuisson. . 🌟Pour un plat à gratin, ça vous donnera facilement 6 bonnes portions. . ✳️Ingrédients⤵️: ✔️700 gr d’haché de votre choix(agneau , porc,bœuf ,..). ✔️4 aubergines 🍆 bio. ✔️3 grosses pommes de terres 🥔 bio. ✔️1 gros oignon 🧅 blanc bio. ✔️3 gousses d’ail bio. ✔️350-400gr de sauce tomate 🥫 bio. ✔️sel 🧂 ,poivre, et origan 🌿. ✔️de l’huile d’olive. ✔️huile de friture. . ❇️Pour la béchamel ✔️700 ml de lait 🥛 bio. ✔️5 cuillères à soupe de farine de blé 🌾 bio. ✔️75 gr de beurre 🧈 bio. ✔️du sel 🧂. ✔️1 oeuf 🥚 bio. ✳️Préparation⤵️: ◼️Pour commencer,nettoyez les aubergines et coupez les extrémités des aubergines . ◼️Coupez-les dans le sens de la longueur en tranches d’1 cm. ◼️Dans un grand récipient, mettez vos aubergines ,salez-les (2 cuillères à soupe de sel)et laissez-les dégorger durant une vingtaine de minutes( mettez un récipient , sur vos aubergines pour faire pression dessus afin qu’elles soient bien immergées dans l’eau). ◼️Les sortir du grand récipient, les rincer à l’eau claire et les essuyer avec de l’essui tout pour enlever l’excédent d’eau. ◼️Ensuite, les frire (pas totalement) dans une poêle avec de l’huile (un bon 3-4cm )et les égoutter. ◼️Epluchez et lavez les pommes de terre. ⚠️ suite de la recette en commentaires.

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Mesimeriano

Mesimeriano does not necessarily refer to a specific lunch dish but more to the experience of an authentic Greek lunch. Meaning “late lunch”, mesimeriano feasts feature little meze dishes, spit-roasted meats, grilled fish, and briny feta cheese. Top that all off with a Greek salad sprinkled with juicy black olives. This plethora of Greek food is as authentic as it gets, so don’t forget to try it when you are visiting Greece!

We recommend: Kouvelos for lovely alfresco dining and a traditional Greek lunch paired with a glass of refreshing wine or hazelnut liquor.

Gyros

If you enjoy having shawarma or tacos al pastor, this one’s for you! Greek gyros are one of the most convenient and wholesome meals you can get on the go. Encased in a soft outer layer of pita bread or flatbread, gyros are stuffed to the brim with marinated Greek chicken, tzatziki, tomato-cucumber salad, and finally, topped off with a handful of freshly-fired crisp french fries. Best of all, gyros can be found almost anywhere along Greece’s bustling streets.

We recommend: O Kostas, a tiny roadside store in Athens that serves up one of the best made-to-order gyros that are filled with tender meats and fresh flavors.

Dinner

Greek dinners are a time to kick back and unwind with families and friends. Seen as the main meal of the day, dinners are often a social extravaganza in Greece, with large sharing plates and plenty of conversation. Complete the meal with scrumptious Greek desserts!

Souvlaki

For a lovely evening by the grill, try your hand at these tantalizing meal skewers. Similar to gyros, souvlaki is served with warm pita, perfectly grilled meat, and tzatziki sauce. The only difference is how the meat is prepared and cooked; souvlaki is made by grilling meat skewered on a stick, while gyros feature meat sliced from a spinning vertical rotisserie. Don’t forget to pair the souvlaki with quintessential feta cheese and a dash of olive oil!

We recommend: Souvlaki Leivadia is a hidden gem with great prices and a cozy ambiance that promises a sumptuous meal of souvlaki.

Spanakopita

This Mediterranean dish is a must-try when visiting Greece. Spanakopita, meaning “spinach pie”, is a savory pastry stuffed with a healthy serving of spinach and feta cheese filling. This meatless delight packs a punch in the taste and texture department as its crispy phyllo dough makes the perfect pairing for its rich stuffing.

We recommend: Arcadia Restaurant for freshly made spanakopita served straight from the oven. Yum!

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Salmon Spanakopita These delicious phyllo pockets take a while to prep, but they're definitely worth it! They bake super fast when the hunger strikes and they're munched up even faster. • • • Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 425°F. 2. Season a big container of spinach (312g) withsalt and pepper and sauté until wilted. Removespinach to paper towel-lined plate. Squeeze out all excess moisture & set aside. 3. Fry up 1 chopped onion for a few minutes until translucent and fragrant. Then add 3-4 chopped green onions and continue to cook for another minute or two. 4. In a medium mixing bowl, combine: spinach, onion mixture, 1.5 cups feta, parsley, oregano, 2 tablespoons herbed cream cheese, chopped sundried tomatoes, lemon zest and pepper. 5. Cut phyllo pastry sheets in half. Cover and refreeze one half. Cover the other half in a damp cloth until ready to use. 6. Lay one sheet of phyllo on large work surface and brush with olive oil.Place second sheet of phyllo over first, and brush with oil. Add a 3rd layer and brush with oil again. 7. Season room temperature salmon fillets with salt and pepper. 8. Place salmon on phyllo sheet and top with a generous dollop of spinach mixture. 9. Roll and fold like a burrito and place seam side down on baking sheet. 10. Brush with additional oil and sprinkle with sesame seeds. 11. Bakefor 25 minutes or until the phyllo is golden brown. • • • #salmonspanakopitas #spanakopita #salmonpockets #phyllo #salmon #homecooked #homecooking #healthydinner #healthyfamilymeals #homemadefood #salmondinner #bcsalmon #wildsalmon #cohosalmon #portalbernisalmon #bccoho #eatlocal #instafoodie

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Dessert

The Greeks take their desserts very seriously! Served hot or cold, the Greeks have a dessert for every occasion.

Honey and baklava

Baklava consists of layers upon layers of buttered phyllo dough stuffed with cinnamon-scented walnuts as its filling. After coming out of the oven, it is drenched with a citrus-flavored honey syrup that makes for a heavenly bite. If you’re looking for a gooey and delicious dessert to finish off your hearty meal, this is the one for you!

We recommend: Karakoy Gulluoglu for an astounding variety of fresh baklavas made distinctively with cow and sheep butter.

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🌰BAKLAVA🌰 . . . A classic. I’ve only started making baklava a few years ago, and I always use my Bosnian aunt’s recipe, it’s foolproof! My neighbour is also Bosnian, and I remember being younger and going to her house so she could show me how she makes her baklava. When I make it, I like to stay traditional and make baklava with just walnuts, but sometimes I like to mix different nuts and flavours of syrup. This one is mostly walnuts, with some hazelnuts and pistacchios, with syrup infused with vanilla and lemon. Yum! 😋 . . . #baklava #hazelnut #hazelnutbaklava #hazelnuts #pistacchio #lemon #bosnia #baking #summer #food #dessert #instafood #instadessert #instadaily #food52 #f52grams #thefeedfeed #thefeedfeedbaking #marthafood #marthastewart #goodfood #bbcgoodfood #delicious #yummy #foodglooby #foodblogfeed #brumbloggers

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Melomakarona

Oh honey! These tiny Greek honey cookies pack an incredible punch. Often served at Christmas, melomakarona is easy to make and pairs delightfully with a hot cup of coffee. Share these soft, crumbly, melt-in-your-mouth cookies with family and friends for a heartwarming treat at tea-time or after a meal.

We recommend: CookieLand, a young and hip bakery that takes a modern spin on traditional Greek cuisine.

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Nuts about walnuts? I know I am. Nuts feature quite heavily in a the Greek cuisine and form part of the Mediterranean diet. I will be celebrating the humble walnut by showcasing a full week of walnut recipes starting from today. You can find all these Greek walnut recipes on my blog and below so you can make them for yourself. I will also be sharing your favourite walnut recipes on my stories so please make sure you tag @thehellenicodyssey and use hashtag #greekwalnutweek so we can share them with fellow nut lovers. Melomakarona Recipe for Greek honey biscuits. Melomakarona are traditional classic Greek biscuits typically served at Christmas time. They are made with flavours of orange, cinnamon and walnut making them very aromatic and full of flavour. The biscuits are cooked and then submerged in a honey syrup, making them extremely soft, delicate and crumbly. There are a very popular dessert option served with coffee. One biscuit is more than enough. However, it is often difficult to stop at just one. You can also find these biscuits dipped in chocolate, but most people prefer the classic version. RECIPE Ingredients Biscuit 3 cups of plain flour, plus extra if needed 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 cup grapeseed oil 3/4 cup caster sugar 1/2 cup orange juice 50mls brandy 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves Syrup 1 cup honey , 1 cup sugar, 1 cup water 2 whole cloves & 1 cinnamon stick Topping 1/2 cup @lucky.nuts walnuts, crushed 1 tsp cinnamon sugar Method on the blog https://www.thehellenicodyssey.com/melomakarona-greek-honey-walnut-syrup-cookies/ – – – #greekfood #greekcuisine #mediterraneanfood #mediterraneandiet #greekrecipe #melomakarona #foodblogs #foodblogeats #foodblogging #greekbiscuits #biscuits #crete #cretanfood #chania #eatwell #foodtours #greekrecipes #cooking #foodielife #foodideas #foodinspiration #lovecooking #cookingtime #homecooked #slowliving #foodiechats #foodblogfeed #foodexperience #honeybiscuits

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Diples

Diples are a simple but ever-so-delectable Greek dessert. Fried dough is rolled into thin sheets, deep-fried, and served with a generous dollop of honey. Finely crushed nuts and cinnamon are then sprinkled over this pastry. Fun fact: you might be able to find different variations of this dessert across the world. In Tunisia, people also enjoy a similar treat called manicotti, while in Morocco they are calledfazuelosoragriouez. In the Spanish region of Morocco, they are calledhijuelas.

We recommend: Athanasiou, an adorable factory of sweets that serves artfully crafted sweet pastries including delectable diples.

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FAQs

Must-eat Greek food: A guide to breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert!? ›

The midday meal is the biggest of the day, eaten at home around 2 or 3pm after being cooked in the morning by Mama or Grandma.

What special rules must you follow when dining in Greece? ›

Table Manners
  • DON'T sit down until told where to sit before eating.
  • DON'T begin eating until the host starts.
  • DON'Tput your elbows on the table, but do keep your hands above the table.
  • DO compliment the chef by asking for seconds.
  • DO finish everything on your plate.

What is the most important meal of the day in Greece? ›

The midday meal is the biggest of the day, eaten at home around 2 or 3pm after being cooked in the morning by Mama or Grandma.

What is the Greek eating pattern? ›

Greek diet mostly relies on its produce of the country: fresh, seasonal fruits, vegetables, grains, pulses, legumes, goats, sheep, fresh fish, and, of course, the ever present olive oil. Cheeses and yogurts are also fundamental. Eating is focal in Greek culture. It is around the dining table everything is shared.

Is it rude to not finish food in Greece? ›

Do not leave the table until everyone has finished eating. It is polite to offer the host your help in preparing and cleaning up the meal. That being said, do not expect your gesture to be accepted unless you insist.

What is typical Greek breakfast? ›

A typical Greek breakfast usually consists of a wide variety of bread, pastry, fruits, and Greek yogurt. These foods are high in nutritional value and a great source of energy — an excellent way to begin your Greek food adventures!

What is a typical Greek lunch? ›

A typical Greek lunch tends to be light and traditionally includes a homemade casserole or vegetable stew. It is served with a side dish of cheese, bread, and salad, but more importantly, wine. Fresh seafood has always been a highlight of Greek cuisine.

What is the most traditional Greek food? ›

Gyros. Outside of Greece, gyros is arguably the most famous dish in Greek cuisine. It's a dish made with grilled meat shaved off a vertical rotisserie, much like shawarma or the Turkish doner kebab. Pork and chicken are often used though gyros can be made with lamb and beef as well.

What do Greeks drink in the morning? ›

Coffee in Greece

Greeks are heavy coffee drinkers and the coffee economy is thriving, even in hard times. You usually notice it by the minute you step foot on the country, as you see many locals holding a cup of coffee in their hand as part of their Greek breakfast.

What time do they eat dinner in Greece? ›

What time is dinner in Greece? In a country that never sleeps, no time is "too late" for dinner. You will find most eateries open until past 12 at midnight. Regardless, traditionally, dinner in Greek homes is served at around 8-9 pm.

Should you tip in Greece? ›

There is not a strong tradition of tipping in Greece, particularly among the locals, but it's become expected that tourists leave a small tip while travelling through the country. In restaurants it's common to leave a cash tip for whoever is looking after you – 10–15 per cent is standard.

Do Greeks eat bread at every meal? ›

Bread was at one time the staple food of Greece and is still eaten at every meal, large hunks dipped in remaining sauce and olive oil, or coated with tsatziki (garlic-cucumber-yogurt dip), tarama salata (fish roe salad) or melitzana salata (eggplant salad).

Did Greeks eat 3 meals a day? ›

The Greeks typically ate three meals a day. Breakfast was a light and simple meal that usually consisted of bread or porridge. Lunch was also a light meal where they would again have some bread, but would also have some cheese or figs. The big meal of the day was dinner, which was eaten around sundown.

What to avoid wearing in Greece? ›

An absolute no-no are running shorts or wearing shorts in the evening ! Also avoid wearing socks with shorts. – no open shoes for men in the evening (unless, maybe, in a beach resort). – a big NO-NO are white socks with trousers !

What are the toilet rules in Greece? ›

In most places throughout Greece you can't put toilet paper down the toilet. Instead, you must put your toilet paper in the bin beside the loo. So long as the bins are tightly closed and emptied daily, the health risks are minimal to anyone who uses this method. But why is this the situation in Greece?

What is considered rude in Greece? ›

Nodding your head "yes" is not polite; say "yes" instead. "Yes" is signified by a slight downward nod of the head; “no" is a slight upward nod of the head. The “O.K.” sign is a rude gesture; "thumbs up" means O.K.

What is a typical Greek menu? ›

  • Greek cuisine – Traditional Greek food. ...
  • Briam (Mixed roasted vegetables) ...
  • Keftedes. ...
  • Soutzoukakia (Izmir kofte) ...
  • Stifado. ...
  • Souvlaki. ...
  • Tzatziki. ...
  • Taramosalata (Greek fish roe dip)
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What is Greece's national meals? ›

In Greece, the national dishes are gyro, moussaka, souvlaki, magiritsa, kokoretsi and fasolada. All of the dishes have a cultural or historic significance in the country, and each of them are made differently, depending on the region or island in Greece.

What is Greek bread called? ›

Horiatiko Psomi means village-style bread and it is one of the most popular bread varieties in Greece. Usually you pick up a loaf from the local bakery, but why do that when you can easily make it at home! This bread is truly delicious and soft enough to make into sandwiches or toasted and spread with butter and jam.

What does opa mean in Greek? ›

OPA is a Greek Word that may be used as an 'Exclamation', or 'Utterance', or 'Declaration', or 'Affirmation' or a lovingly gentle way of telling you to 'Stop' ... depending on the situational context.

What does yassas mean in Greek? ›

For a more informal greeting, try yasas (hello) or yasou (hi).

How do you show respect in Greece? ›

A handshake is the most common greeting in Greece. It is exchanged between men, women and children. Close friends may greet each other with a warm embrace or a kiss on the cheek. Others might slap or pat one another's arm or back a few times.

What is the main meat eaten in Greece? ›

Greek Meat Dishes. The most common meats in Greece are pork, lamb, beef, goat, chicken, veal and rabbit not necessarily in that order. Because it was expensive in the past, before the Greeks became affluent enough to eat it every day, meat was eaten perhaps twice a week and usually with vegetables, pasta or grains.

What do Greeks eat on a Sunday? ›

Some of the most common dishes of Greek cuisine prepared for the Sunday dinner table include moussaka, pastitsio, roasted lamb or chicken with potatoes, dolmades, and gemista, which are Greek summer dishes, tzatziki, and, of course, the world-renowned Greek salad.

What is the oldest Greek dish? ›

Trahana is one of the oldest foods in the Eastern Mediterranean, a tiny, pebble-shaped grain product that varies widely all over Greece.

Do Greeks eat a lot of eggs? ›

The Greeks have been eating eggs for breakfast since ancient times, so it comes as no surprise that they would still be a popular choice today! What is this? Greek omelets are made with feta cheese, onion, tomato, and green peppers.

Do Greeks drink coffee at night? ›

Visit any Greek village and you'll see a huddle of older men perched outside the local café (kafeneio) enjoying a traditional Greek coffee at all times of day and night. Drinking coffee is an inherent part of Greek culture.

How many meals do Greek eat? ›

Greeks typically have 3 meals a day. Traditionally the largest meal of the day was lunch, but many habits have changed due to Greeks adapting a westernized way of living.

How much do you tip in Greece? ›

There are no set rules when it comes to tipping in Greece. Generally speaking, you can't go wrong by leaving a small tip for each service. When in doubt, a 10% is generally fine. If you had very good service, you could consider leaving 15 or even 20 percent.

Can you use American dollars in Greece? ›

No you can't spend dollars in Greece. You will need to either exchange your US Dollars for Euros, use your cards, or withdraw Euros from an ATM when on vacation in Greece.

Can you drink tap water in Greece? ›

Yes, you can drink tap water in Greece – it is not unsafe.

Can you use the water in Greece to brush your teeth? ›

Brushing your teeth with tap water in Greece is absolutely fine. However, if you want to be 100% certain that the water you are using is ok, use bottled water instead.

What are the Greek hospitality laws? ›

In Greek mythology, hospitality was a divine right of guests and a divine duty of hosts. All strangers, without exception, were under the protection of Zeus Xenios - the god of strangers and suppliants. A violation of hospitality was likely to provoke the wrath of the gods.

What are the 5 table manners? ›

5 Top Table Manners To Teach Kids
  • Wash hands before coming to the table. Explain to your child that clean hands will keep them healthy. ...
  • Say please and thank you. ...
  • Don't talk with your mouth full. ...
  • Avoid using devices at the table; no phones, tablets, TV, video games etc. ...
  • Help clear the table at the end of your meal.

What is the golden rules of eating? ›

Eat regular meals – don't skip meals – and always eat a healthy breakfast (e.g. bowl of natural hi fibre cereal with sliced banana and low fat milk).

What are the five food rules? ›

5 Food Rules to Live By
  • #1. Don't Deprive Yourself. ...
  • #2. Know Your Serving Sizes. ...
  • #3. Resurrect Your Crockpot. ...
  • #4 Keep Healthy Snacks on Hand. Keep nutrient-rich foods in your office, car or any other place where you might be tempted to munch on unhealthy treats. ...
  • #5 Set S.M.A.R.T. Goals.

What is the Greek guest rule? ›

Xenia consists of two basic rules: The respect from host to guest. The host must be hospitable to the guest and provide him/her with food and drink and a bath, if required. It is not polite to ask questions until the guest has stated his/her needs. The respect from guest to host.

What is the 5 rule of hospitality? ›

The 10 and 5 rule is a simple guideline that is widely used in the hospitality industry. The rule dictates that when a staff member is 10 feet from a guest, the staff smiles and makes direct eye contact, and when they are within five feet, the staff verbally greets the guest.

What are Greek values? ›

The Greeks valued beauty, art, intellect, honor, and truth; the list is long. Some of these values are shown through the story of the Odyssey, which tells of the adventures of Odysseus and his family.

What are the do's and don'ts of dining etiquette? ›

Dining Etiquette Tips: The Top 10 Do's and Don'ts for the Dining...
  • 1) Do arrive on time.
  • 2) Do dress appropriately.
  • 3) Do turn off your phone.
  • 4) Do make conversation.
  • 5) Don't talk with your mouth full.
  • 6) Don't chew with your mouth open.
  • 7) Don't reach across the table.
  • 8) Don't put your elbows on the table.
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Table Manners Every Kid (and Parent) Should Know:
  • Come to the table with clean hands and face.
  • Put your napkin on your lap.
  • Start eating when everyone else does—or when given the okay to start.
  • Stay seated and sit up straight.
  • Keep elbows (and other body parts!)

What is the number one breach of etiquette at the dinner table? ›

Rule No. 1: Don't slurp. If your soup is piping hot, blow on the spoon gently before eating it, and swallow silently. Don't blow on the whole bowl.

What are 3 rights of Greek citizens? ›

Hence, the correct statement is that Greek fundamental rights like Speech, Citizenship and Voting and Ownership are available to Americans as per the Constitution. Answer: The right to vote. They could pass laws.

What are the golden rules of hospitality? ›

The Golden Rule of hospitality: Do unto others as you believe they would want done unto them.

Who is the Greek god of hospitality? ›

Whoever christened the operation has a bad sense of humor: Xenios Zeus was the ancient Greek god of hospitality.

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