Hidden Gems

A Foodie’s Guide to Cruising the Greek Islands

By Jenny Wilson
on  October 23, 2015

No matter where you travel in the world, eating and cooking are always an enjoyable and sociable way to learn about the local culture and in Greece this is no exception. With it’s fascinating blend of Mediterranean, Italian and Arabic influences, Greek food cherry picks the very best bits that the wider region has to offer and serves it in a casual and friendly manner.

Greek cuisine - find the best local delights
It’s this relaxed attitude to food that has made certain national dishes like minced lamb and eggplant moussaka, rice filled dolmas and gyros so popular in the UK. And where would we be without pitta bread? Then there are the lesser known dishes which are just waiting to be discovered like pastiso, the Greece equivalent of lasagne.

Although yachting invariably includes eating on board, any stop at one of the myriad of tiny ports and harbours should require an expedition to the local tavernas and Estiatorio and this is really where Greek food shines. Freshly caught fish of the day, straight from hook to plate, is what cruising the Greek islands is all about.

Because every island has its own specialities. On Spectses you’ll find an abundance of herb infused dishes, the likes of which have attracted distinguished visitors for centuries. On Perdika, the seafood is world-famous and served in a traditional and picturesque town square. But no matter where you go, there will be something new to discover.

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