Ouzo, Tsipouro and Mastika

Many cultures through most of their recorded history created various alcoholic beverages using herbs, fruits, roots, flowers and seeds, initially by extraction and fermentation, and later by distillation. Various flavours of a strong alcoholic drink based on the aniseed aromas are to be found all around the Mediterranean.

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Greek Cuisine

Being at the crossroads between east and west, Greek cuisine has influenced and been influenced by other cultures and has been infused and enriched by the culinary contributions of both worlds. Some dishes sprung up from western and eastern influences and were adapted to the local taste. Greek cooking offers an incredibly rich and diverse array of foods and beverages that are also a trip back through Greece's history. Many dishes are prepared today using basically the same cooking methods and ingredients as they were centuries ago.

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