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

Despite the fact that there are only about 3000 inhabitants on Alonissos, you will easily find many catering establishments here. Locals can't imagine their life without an evening in a favourite tavern, where they meet with friends and family. Greeks drink local alcohol, enjoy meals and listen to folk music. All cafes and restaurants are called taverns, except for souvladzikos and ouzeri. Ouzeri is a place where you can try anise vodka ouzo, which Greeks usually drink diluted. However, you can order straight ouzo with ice. Moreover, you can find different snacks here, but you won't find juice and coffee in ouzeri.
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You should definitely visit local souvladzikos on Alonissos. They are kebab houses where you can taste souvlaki and gyro. Souvlaki is a local variant of kebab. It is considered to be one of the most ancient Greek dishes. Souvlaki can be made of lamb, chicken, seafood and even vegetables. It is grilled on a skewer and usually eaten straight off the skewer. Gyro is a local fast food. It is souvlaki in a pita, flatbread, with vegetables and french fries. Greeks usually eat souvlaki and gyro on the go.
However, if you want to eat without a hurry, you should look for taverns which are far from touristic spots. Most of the clients in these taverns are locals. Don’t expect the European service here, but you will definitely try traditional Greek food, made according to ancient recipes. You will never find «Greek salad» in these taverns. Greeks usually call it «village» salad or horiatiki salad. There is no particular recipe of this dish but it is usually made of olives, feta cheese, tomatoes and pepper. You can try horiatiki salad in different taverns and compare the taste. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Souvlaki is not the only meat dish you can try on Alonissos. Be sure to try moussaka, a layered dish with eggplants, potatoes, ground meat and bechamel sauce. This sauce is also added to pastitsio, a pasta dish with ground meat. Paidakia, lamb chops, is a very delicious dish too. You should definitely try local dolma, grape leaves stuffed with meat. Cured pork louza, tefteli and loucanico sausages are tasty Greek delicacies.
Do you love soups? Then try chickpea revithia, which was known in ancient Greece or kakavia, a local fish soup. The best fish dishes can be found in psarotaverns of Alonissos. Mussel salad, stewed octopus and taramasalata are only a small part of seafood dishes on the island. Moreover, you can bring fresh fish to a tavern and ask to cook it at a reasonable price. Be careful with «*», «k» or «kat» indications in front of the name of the dish in a menu. These indications show that the dish was made of frozen imported fish. While ordering a dish, ask a waiter about the price. The price can be specified for a portion, 100 grams of a kilo.
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Locals love coffee. You can find different types of this drink on the island, but you will hardly find tea here. Greeks use it only as a remedy for a cold. Yoghurt with nuts, honey and fruit is a popular dessert on the island. Moreover, you can find delicious eastern sweets here. For example, baklava, lokum and nougat. Different heavy desserts are popular here only in winter. Some of them are keik me giaourti, a honey cake with yoghurt and galaktoboureko, a traditional Greek pie. Don’t pass by local chilled retsina, muscat wine, anise vodka ouzo, grape rakia, metaxa cognac.
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National cuisine of Greece

Olive oil is the basis of Greek cuisine.The oil is cold-pressed, which ensures preservation of olive hale. Lemon is used to emphasize the taste of the oil; it is also added to many dishes. Much attention is paid to vegetables. The most iconic example is the famous Greek salad. Mandatory ingredients are tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, and feta cheese. Latter is made of sheep's milk with an addition of goat’s milk. Feta has a high fat content and recognizable taste. The salad is seasoned with olive oil, black pepper, oregano, shallots, and garlic. Greek snacks are simple; they are often based on yoghurt or cheese and are served with bread. The most popular meat snack are pork kebabs, souvlaki. … Open
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Cuisine and restaurants in the neighbours of Alonissos Island

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