Exploring Cuisine during Sailing Holidays in Greece
There is a Greek saying:“ouzo makes the spirit”, which means that “ouzo”, the traditional Greek drink, makes you more friendly, happy and relaxed. It’s clear and silky with high volume of alcohol (up to 40%). Lesvos is the main producer, as is widely known to have the best ouzo, but ouzo is also available in every place, combined perfectly with fresh fish and seafood “mezedakia”(snacks).
Naoussa is located in a huge bay in the northern part of Paros, 10 kilometers east from the capital, Parikia. Naoussa is the ultimate clubbing spot in Paros island.
Myrina is built on the west coast of the island of Lemnos, and is the capital of the island. Myrina is famous from ancient years for its amazing ouzo and wine.
On the southern coast of Lesvos, Plomari, the ouzo capital of Greece, is built amphitheatrically near the sea and is the second largest town in the island after Mytilini. This is where the famous Barbayiannis Ouzo comes from as well as several other smaller labels like the excellent Ouzo Giannatsi, both distilled in the traditional method.
Tinos is an island famous for its traditional ouzo. Visitors can enjoy ouzo of Tinos that it produced in small quantities.
In Chios visitors may try the traditional ouzo and tsipouro. The famous masticha of Chios is used in the production of ouzo and tsipouro providing a unique flavor.