Exploring Cuisine during Sailing Holidays in Greece
There is a Greek saying:â€œouzo makes the spiritâ€, which means that â€œouzoâ€, the traditional Greek drink, makes you more friendly, happy and relaxed. Itâ€™s clear and silky with high volume of alcohol (up to 40%). Lesvos is the main producer, as is widely known to have the best ouzo, but ouzo is also available in every place, combined perfectly with fresh fish and seafood â€œmezedakiaâ€(snacks).
On the southern coast of Lesvos, Plomari, the ouzo capital of Greece, is built amphitheatrically near the sea and is the second largest town in the island after Mytilini. This is where the famous Barbayiannis Ouzo comes from as well as several other smaller labels like the excellent Ouzo Giannatsi, both distilled in the traditional method.