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General Information on eating out of house
Restaurants & Taverns
The main difference between a restaurant and a Greek tavern is the way how the food is served. In a restaurant each guest chooses a meal, which is served on a big plate. Contrarily, in a tavern you share a wide array of food (called mezedes) which is set up in the middle of the table, so everybody can reach his or her favoured food.
Besides the typical Greek meals like Greek salad, Saganaki, Souvlaki and Moussaka, you will be offered a wide range of fish in
Usually you will find restaurants in the tourist areas, like the
In Greek it is common to meet very late to go out for dinner in a tavern. Eating out of house is part of the Greek culture and it is just as important for the Greeks to enjoy the get together as well as the food. Story telling and laughing just belongs to the Greek eating habits and therefore a visit of a tavern might take several hours.
Also, you should try the chian specialty called spoon sweets. Spoon sweets are made of several fruits like grapes, apples, cherries and citrus fruits, which are preserved in syrup to give a very sweet taste to the fruits.