Local fair in Greece
A local market with a unique atmosphere. Here you will find fresh local products – olive oil, cheese, herbs, fish … as well as vegetables and fruit ripening in the warm Greek sun.
What products are sold at the Greek market?
The market sells seasonal products, mainly vegetables and fruits, although cheeses, herbs, crayfish, honey and eggs are also appearing more and more often. Most of the products come from local farmers and producers who come from places located within 100 km from the village or town where the market takes place. It is a guarantee of the origin of products from local suppliers, products grown in local areas and their freshness.
Greece is famous for having one of the best olive oils in Europe. Apparently, olive trees already existed here 60,000 years ago! Greece is one of the three largest oil producers in the world. You will find many companies producing local olive oil here. Producers offer many local nice olives worth considering from 4-5 EUR.
It is a Greek salted cottage cheese made from sheep’s milk or from sheep’s and goat’s milk. In Poland, we associate feta mainly with the so-called Greek salads – in Greece it is served in many ways. Price, a few EUR per kg in supermarkets.
What spices should you buy?
– Oregano , considered the most popular spice.
– Thyme , has almost the same uses as oregano.
– Basil , which the Greeks mainly use for basil sauce.
– Marjoram , which works great in virtually any dish of Greek cuisine.
It is a sweet, strong liqueur-like alcoholic drink that is made from the remnants of grapes to make wine. It is then flavored with anise. Ouzo is the most popular strong alcohol from Greece, with 40 to 48 percent of the strength per bottle. Known as anise Greek vodka, it is served in glasses with ice – thanks to the low temperature, the anise reacts and the color of the ouzo changes from transparent to milky. A bottle of Ouzo costs about EUR 8-11 for 'half a liter’.
Wine in Greece has been produced for 6,500 years, it was even imported to ancient Rome. It is not the largest country in wine production – it is only 17th in the world in terms of the amount of wine produced annually. Mainly white wines are produced here. The most wine is produced in the Peloponnese and Crete. However, in many places you will also find local wine straight from the farmer.
In addition to olive oil, in Greece you will also buy olives in jars in various pickles. A jar of black kalamata olives or Cretan greens is a great gift idea. In Greece you will find them in many varieties and options, also with additives. What olives to buy in Greece? We recommend you green small olives Nafplion, black Kalamata, from Halkithiki and necessarily Cretan large green olives.
Fruits and vegetables
The market sells seasonal products, mainly vegetables and fruit. Most of the products come from local farmers and producers who come from places located within 100 km from the village or town where the market takes place. It is a guarantee of the origin of products from local suppliers, products grown in local areas and their freshness.
What vegetables can we find at the Greek market?
In addition to food stands, cheap clothes, shoes and other small items are also sold. This market is held at least once a week. We recommend a visit to the traditional Greek market !