Fish and shellfish are fresh and while not always cheap certainly worth the price you’ll pay.

Lamb is widespread and delicious, and often used in stews or roasted with lemon, garlic and herbs.

Greece is known for the production of sheep and goat’s cheeses, particularly feta, which has been made in the country for thousands of years.



Greece’s favourite alcoholic drink is ouzo – made from pressed grape skins, herbs and berries.

Usually served as an aperitif, it can also be the basis of a mixed drink or cocktail.

It’s ideally drunk straight and sipped slowly, with friends, over plates of meze.



The tap water is usually fine to drink but check first. Bottled water is readily available.