A real institution, Greek coffee must be tasted. It is served boiling with the ground beans, for which you should wait to fall to the bottom before drinking the coffee. Another kind of coffee, iced coffee, which is a mixture of instant coffee, sugar and whipped milk, is a real, refreshing delicacy. Ouzo, the Greek version of pastis, is yet another national drink and is drunk as an aperitif to get the taste buds going, along with a mezze of olives. For the most part it is flavoured aniseed, but mint, fenugreek and hazelnut versions exist too. The Greeks also have a varied wine production with all three of red, white and rosé produced. Restina, a highly flavoured wine with a pine resin base is the perfect accompagment to Greek dishes, often made up of seafood, although can also be taken as an aperitif. When gathering together amongst friends, the Greeks meet in tavernas which are lively and popular places. You'll have some memorable moments in establishments such as this alongside Greeks who are hospitable to say the least.
Oia, for couples
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