Gastronomy represents the culture of an area or region and reveals information concerning its culture and economical history.
Greek gastronomy has recorded a history of around 4,000 years, with especial characteristics based on pure and unique quality goods produced on Greek land. In fact, it was Archestratos who wrote the first cookbook in history (330 B.C.).In contrast to what many people believe about Greek cuisine, you will discover that “moussaka”, “souvlaki” and “choriatiki” (Greek salad) are not the only worthwhile Greek dishes. Greek cuisine consists of a large variety of dishes that can fully satisfy the gastronomic quests of both vegetarians and meat lovers.
Greek cuisine is based on good quality fresh ingredients, spices (oregano, thyme, mint and rosemary) and flavourings, olive oil and simplicity. Most Greek dishes are based on olive oil and feta cheese as well as many other cheese varieties.
In Mykonos island you will be able to enjoy fresh vegetables like tomatoes, cabbage, cauliflower, carrots onions and garlic served with delicious meats from free- ranging sheep and goats, followed by fresh Greek fruits full of taste and aroma like watermelons, peaches, apricots and melons very popular with locals during the hot summer months for their sweet and refreshing properties. Seafood is abundant and fresh served at most tavernas and restaurants and accompanied by the popular local drink ‘’ouzo’’ or local wines.Your eating experience in Mykonos, apart from the fresh ingredients is unique because of the atmosphere on the island. Imagine having a swim and then having lunch at a small tavern by the sea or enjoying a romantic dinner under the starlit sky.The experience is an orgasm of sensations and is almost erotic. Sip a glass of wine and enjoy, these are experiences that are unique because Mykonos has got all the right elements to create magic!
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