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Greek breakfast and snack optionsWhat’s for breakfast in Greece?

Ask most any Greek, and the answer is easy: Coffee and a cigarette, of course!

Since that’s not the answer most people are looking for, we thought we’d do a Google search for “breakfast in Greece”. But the results weren’t much more promising to our North American diet.

“Breakfast isn’t a big meal in Greece. Most people start off with a quick bite that might include a roll or bread, or fresh fruit with yogurt.”
“Breakfast in Greece is not a big event. Most start off with bread and preserves, a savory or sweet pastry and fresh fruit often with …”

What’s for breakfast?” is not a question you’ll hear in many homes here in Greece”

Unless you are staying at an establishment that offers a full breakfast, your choices will be limited. Most hotels offer a breakfast bar option, with slices of cheese and perhaps some sort of sandwich meats, maybe one or two cereal choices, but that is usually about all. We recommend skipping it completely and heading out in search of something a bit more interesting. This can be lots of fun too. If you are in Athens, have a pita party .
Don’t worry about the seemingly “small” breakfast you’ll enjoy, or the fact that you might wander a bit before finding just the right pita, after all, you won’t be feeling too famished in the morning if you have followed the Greek dining habits, you just finished dinner at midnight. Select a variety of pitas and share. You don’t want to be weighed down with heavy eating before you make your excursion to the sites. Let your appetite build for lunch. That is the main meal in Greece.

By Athensguide

How does a little girl from Skokie, Illinois find herself in historical Athens, leading curious explorers through the winding streets of Plaka, down "pezodromos" to hidden ouzeries for tempting mezedhes and homemade barrel wine? The journey began more than twenty years ago, and regardless of whether the wanderlust comes from the spiritual and culture DNA flowing through my veins, or the alignment of the stars on that cold mid-December day this Sagitterian came into the world, I never seem to tire of exploring my adopted homeland of Greece. Here you'll join me as I explore Athens: be it the back streets of Psirri and Gazi, or through the National Gardens and Zappeio where a family of turtles makes their home, or down wide, treelined Imittou Street in Pagrati, which pulses with Athenian life 24 hours a day. And while Athens has stolen my heart, the rest of Greece vies for my curiousity and wanderlust. My two guys (that'd be the Greek God, Vasilis and our Greek dog, Scruffy) and I can often be found settling in for a long weekend in some charming mountain village, or a quaint fishing port on a nearby island, or learning how Greek vitners are producing wines that rival some of Napa Valley's finests productions, or celebrating a panayeri in Epirus or sharing in the festivities as a family of Cretan sheepherders come together to sheer their 1500 sheep in the spring ... And if you happen to find yourself heading to Athens, consider finding yourself a real home for your stay. Living amongst the locals, be it for 3 nights or 3 weeks, will offer you the chance to experience true Athens, beyond the Acropolis. Choose from one of our 5 beautiful penthouse and historical homes, and who knows, I may be leading you down that winding "pezodromo" to our favorite hidden ouzerie!