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Cuisine of Aegina Island for gourmets. Places for dinner - best restaurants

aegina Aegina cuisine includes a large number of seafood dishes. If you want to get to know national cooking traditions on the island, choose a place far from touristic spots. If you visit a place where are no tourists, be sure that you will taste traditional Greek dishes. Greeks love taverns, which are usually held by a family. If you don’t understand whether you are in a «tourist» or «local» tavern- take the menu. If there is a famous Greek salad, you are in a café for visitors. Greeks call it a horiatiki salad.
The beautiful island of Aegina is one of the most attractive tourist destinations in Greece. It boasts unique archaeological sites and cultural centers; its fabulously beautiful scenery … Open
Horiatiki salad is usually made of olives, tomatoes, cucumbers, green peppers and onion. The salad is seasoned with olive oil, which is always on the table of a tavern. There is no particular recipe for this dish, you can order it in different places and compare. Fish and seafood are very popular on the island. Greeks love octopus and they are served in all the psarotavernas. However, some of the tourists believe that you should go to Perdik, in order to try the best octopus dishes. Moreover, you can buy a fish and ask to cook it in a tavern.
Fish is stewed, fried and boiled here, so choose what you like most. Be careful when ordering a dish. The thing is that sometimes the menu shows the price per kilo and the portion can cost more or less. One more important thing is «k» or «kat» indications in front of the name of the dish. These indications show that the dish was made of frozen imported fish. Psarotaverns offer a wide choice of dishes. They serve different seafood such as fish, oyster, mussel, octopus and squid. Taramasalata is a very delightful fish caviar paste. Copyright
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It may seem that there are not many meat dishes on Aegina, but that is not true. You can find paidakia, a dish with lamb chops and roast potatoes, in every tavern. There are also taverns, where only grilled meat is served. The most popular dishes are brizola, kotopoulo and bifteki. Moussaka is a dish, every tourist should taste. It is a layered dish made with minced meat, egg-plants and potatoes with béchamel sauce. Pastitsio is baked pasta dish with ground meat and béchamel sauce.
Aegina Halloumi is a local Greek cheese, it can be a good snack. Greek fast food includes gyro and souvlaki. Souvlaki is a popular traditional dish in Greece. You can find this grilled meat in taverns or souvlatzidikos. It is usually made of fish, meat and even vegetables. There is also a fast food dish, called gyro. It is souvlaki with vegetables served in a pita. Be sure to try ouzo with local mezedes snacks. The most popular are tzatziki, a local yoghurt salad with cucumbers and garlic and melitzanosalata, a dish of baked eggplants.
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Greek yoghurt is very popular here. Furthermore, it can be a delicious dessert with milk and nuts. The most popular desserts are baklava and lokma. Coffee and juice are common soft drinks on the island. But tea is used only as a remedy for a cold. You should definitely taste local retsina, ouzos and grape rakia. The best Greek wines are Assyrtiko, Naousa, Tsantali and Savastano. In case you feel bad after a long night, try patsas soup, it will restore your health.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Aegina Island and surroundings

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Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin-starred restaurants in Aegina Island
♥   Restaurant 'Varoulko' Πειραιάς. Type - Seafood|Traditional cuisine. 24.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Papaioannou' Piraeus. Type - Seafood. 25.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Première' Athína. Type - Mediterranean cuisine. 30.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Athiri' Athína. Type - Greek. 31.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Kuzina' Athína. Type - Mediterranean cuisine. 32 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Hytra' Athens. Type - Modern cuisine. 32 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Funky Gourmet' Athína. Type - Creative. 32 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Spondi' Athína. Type - French. 32.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Electra Roof Garden' Athína. Type - Mediterranean cuisine. 32.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant '2 Mazi' Αθήνα. Type - Greek. 32.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique sights around Aegina Island

Odeon of Herodes Atticus

From the series “Ancient Amphitheaters and Arenas, That Are Still Operational”
The construction of the amphitheater was completed in 165 AD. In the course of the last reconstructions, only a multicoloured marble facing and several statues were renovated. All other elements of architecture are perfectly preserved from the time of construction, which allows guests of the ancient theater to fully enjoy its pristine grandeur. The best time to visit the sights is a period from June to September, when the annual Athens Festival takes place. During this period, interesting performances and concerts in the amphitheater are held literally every week. … Read further

Acropolis of Athens

From the series “Top 15 Unesco Sites in Europe”
As in ancient times, the gorgeous building is clearly visible from any part of the city. Locals carefully preserve this historical landmark. It is forbidden to erect high-rise buildings in the city in order to maintain a clear view on the territory of Athens. Travelers who want to stroll through the ancient part of Greece will be able to see the carefully restored Parthenon, several reconstructed temples, and the ancient theater, as well as temples of the Greek gods. … Read further

House Blue Forest

From the series “Ubelievable Residential Houses Residing on Trees”
Since 2003, Blue Forest has been building elite houses on trees, their projects are focused on connoisseurs of modern comfort and luxury. ‘James Bond’ Tree House is one of the company's first and most famous projects. It was built in a picturesque pine forest and is located at a height of three meters above the ground level. Designers of the high-tech house managed to develop the design in such a way that during its erection no branches were cut, and the trees became an integral part of the house's design. … Read further
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Hilton builds third luxury hotel in Kyoto

It will welcome its first guests in 2024. 313 rooms of various categories will be available, the interior of rooms and hotel spaces will become one of the main features of the high-class hotel. When decorating the rooms, it is planned to use local textiles, which are famous for their high quality and are considered to be one of the best in the world. Read this


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