8 x the best Greek delicacies to stock up on holiday

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The perfect remedy to combat holiday homesickness: take enough souvenirs back with you. And of course we are talking about the edible or drinkable kind. We previously wrote about the best Italian , Spanish  and French souvenirs, this time it’s Greece’s turn. With which Greek delicacies can you recreate your trip at home?

10 x Greek delicacies to stock up on vacation

1. Olive oil

Can a person have too much olive oil in the house? The answer is no. And that is exactly the reason why you will also put the Greek variant in your suitcase. Greek cuisine is not complete without olive oil, which is why the best locally produced ones are offered in many places. Oh and check whether it is properly closed, an aluminum packaging is the most reliable in this case.

Feta olive oil

2. Honey

Greeks are good honey makers, it never spoils and a breakfast – or dessert – of Greek yogurt with honey and walnuts is a classic that never gets boring. Are you going to Crete? The offer is already infinite there, so it should definitely be in the suitcase.

3. Olives

Olives are made where olive oil is made, and since they also last a long time, the message is clear: we like to take a portion of it with us to the Netherlands. For example, the popular kalamata olive comes from Greece, and you won’t get it more tasteful than straight from the source. Delicious during a drink, in a pasta or in a salad.

4. Greek coffee

There is nothing better than finishing a Greek meal with a Greek coffee. It is not true that Greece has many coffee bean plantations, but by cooking a Greek ground coffee bean mix they have managed to develop a typical strong Greek coffee. Nice to wake up to after your first night back home.

greek coffee

5. An ounce at the bakery

Greeks are not averse to a little sugar, and you will find that in large numbers at the bakery. Our tip: order a few ounces with a mix of your favorites. With the plausible chance that this will be the first package to open – and empty – on return. Greek baklava , koulourakia (soft cookies), or one of the many other addictively tasty sweet treats; Also a nice one to make someone else happy by the way.

6. Hard cheeses

Greece makes incredibly tasty (sheep) cheeses, which can be found on every street corner. An additional advantage: many of these cheeses are hard cheeses, which means few intense aromas. Think of course of feta, but also of kefalotiri or misithra . You are guaranteed to get on the plane without any odor complaints. Again a perfect souvenir from Greece.

7. Paximadia

We previously wrote about dakos , our new favorite mezze, snack or appetizer. For the real traditional version you need a certain bread, hard and stiff, which works perfectly with this dish because it soaks up the juices of the olive oil and tomato like no other. Paximadi is therefore of course back in the suitcase.


8. Ouzo

Last but certainly not least : a bottle or ouzo to soothe your holiday homesickness. Sure, both are also available in the Netherlands, but in Greece you will find the unique, lovingly made copies, according to a family recipe and with a lot of good memories. Plus, it also costs a lot less. Are you on an island where there is more raki than ouzo? You previously read the difference between raki and ouzo on Culy.

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