Greek Sailing Tour: What to eat
One of the highlights you can expect on your Greek sailing tour, or indeed any trip to Greece, is the Grecian cuisine. People have fallen in love with Greek food in such an enthusiastic way, that staples of Greek food such as Feta Cheese, olive oil and tzatziki is almost universally known. Greek food today, with slight variation (such as the addition of the tomato after 1500 AD), is about the same as it has been for over 2000 years, while Feta cheese is said to be around 6,000 years old. That make it the world’s oldest cheese! Another interesting factoid is that it is estimated Greeks consume more olive oil per capita than any other group of people!
If you have been bizarrely absent from the world of Greek food, here is some of what you can expect to find on your sailing holiday:
The bounty of the Mediterranean is open to you on this sailing holiday. Expect to enjoy fresh local fish, drenched in lemon juice and olive oil and grilled to perfection.
This is the Greek version of Tapas which comprises of an array of small dishes typically eaten with bread and shared on a table and this is mostly what your on board lunch will consist of. There are so many variations and choices of dishes, you can discover a new speciality every day. Some old favourites include: Tzatsiki, the famous cucumber and yoghurt dip; Spanakopita, a cheese and spinach filo pastry pie; Dolmadakia, bite sized stuffed grape vine leaves with rice, nuts, onions and minced beef and Htapodia, grilled octopus!
The classic Greek salad. We can’t get enough of this classic mix of olives, feta cheese, tomatoes, cucumber and olive oil. Perfect to keep you going on those hot, sunny days!
Grilled lamb’s ribs served with lemon. Greece has a love affair with lamb, and you will find it served in a million different ways, but this BBQ version is definitely one of our favourites.
The Greek lasagne, this is a typical home cooked meal. Made with layers of potato, eggplant, tomato sauce and minced beef a big plate of this dish will get you set for a night on the town!