Which is the most important meal of the day? Of course, it‘s the breakfast 😉
Although most Greeks do not really eat a big Greek breakfast or any breakfast at all, slowly slowly things are changing. More and more hotels in Greece now understand the value of breakfast and more and more Greeks also start discovering how many products they actually have to enjoy the most delicious breakfast.

There is no better waking-up than breakfast or just a cup of coffee, with a view to the Ionian or the Aegean Sea. The Omilo-students know everything about it!

However, if you lack the view, maybe you can enjoy a great Greek breakfast, anywhere in the world. The Greek traditional products may create a tasty breakfast which will give you energy and bring you in a good mood, either on holiday or not! There is nothing better than hot bread, traditional marmalade, pies of every sort, herbal drinks and of course Greek coffee. Nice smells and tastes for a rich breakfast, all coming from the Greek traditional cuisine.

From area to area, the breakfast may vary depending on the gastronomical culture of each part of Greece. Profit from the specialties of each area and enjoy a healthy breakfast:

  • In the Cyclades, enjoy rusk with Naxos graviera (local cheese), Syros loukoumi (“turkisch delight) and chalvadopita, Tino’s almond sweets, Andros froutalia (a super delicious omelet)
  • In Thessalia, taste olive-bread, Farsala Chalvas, thyme honey and sour trachanas (frumenty).
  • In Crete, look for lychnarakia, kserotigana, graviera with honey and herb pie…

A lot of Greek hotels take part in a program organized by the Hellenic chamber of hotels which aims to make the Greek breakfast popular. Look for these hotels or just prepare on your own the first meal of the day, using Greek tasty products!

In case you prefer a simple room without any breakfast served, just go to the periptero (kiosk) at the corner, buy Greek yogurt and add some honey! Simple and also very tasty!

Also, in nearly every bakery or snack bar or special „bougatsa place“ in Greece, you can find „bougatsa“, with cream custard or cheese filling.
Together with your favorite coffee, this is also a perfect Greek breakfast 🙂

If you want to learn more about all variations of Greek coffee, cold and warm, and how to order them, then this eBooks is useful to have

If you want to learn more about what you can buy in a Greek bakery, sandwich bar or pastry shop, including grammar videos, audio and vocabulary lists, then click below for more info