Rhodes Cuisine and Restaurants
he greek-tourism tourist guide informs you about the greek food, traditional taverns, fish restaurants, fish taverns, steakhouses, fresh fish, pizzaria, cafe, bars in Mykonos,in order to help you make a final decision on visitting and recommend the island to all your friends, endicing them to visit.
We made a choice of the best, on the basis of our criteria, and we took into account what the locals and our internet user members told us, without forgetting our own view of those that seemed to stand out and are worthy visitting.
So we present you detailed information, such as photos, services, menu, specials, prices, categories, contact details, location and offers.
Gastronomy and restaurants are,as you understand, the most subjective issues "greek-tourism" will broach, particularly provided that we know we are addressed to readers with very different origin and gastronomyc habits.
In general, cuisine in Rhodes is good in all restaurants . From taverns to classy restaurants you will be amazed by the variaty of choices. You can choose between Greek cuisine, international, as well as Italian, Asian, and even Mexican.
But which are the criteria for choosing the right restaurant ? Certainly the satisfaction of our palate, the surrounding space, the atmosphere, the reception, the quality and the price. We are choosing the best having in mind those criterias as well as what the locals and the visitors told as, without leaving out our opinion about the places that we think the most of, and we recommend without a doubt that you should visite them.
The tourist guide "greek-tourism" will help you so that you don't fall into the trap of those restaurants that price the view at the sea and the sunset than the food in our plate. We will inform you about the restaurants that will take care of you and from which you'll leave so satisfied that you will recommend Rhodes to all your friends and move them to visite as. You see this guide is thinking about you as much as the island we all love.
Most traditional recipes of Rhodes have their roots in Dorian Rhodes, the days when the cereal had a special place in the diet of the Rhodians. The Athenian in his "deipnosofistai" says the Rhodians at the beginning of the dinner brought bread among them the "Escharity" (a cake with olive oil, something like today's "pancake with honey"), and another bread was called "atavyritis"
In ancient Rhodes, fish soup was particularly favored. The fact that marine products had a very little place in the traditional diet indicates that the recipes were formed during the late medieval and modern times when the shipping in Rhodes declined due to historical circumstances, and turned the island's inhabitants towards agriculture and animal farming.
One encounters in some of the eating habits of the Rhodians in many Mediterranean regions such as Asia Minor and southern Italy, reflecting the ancient family ties and contacts Rhodes had with them. The cuisine was not only used for the satisfaction of biological needs but to strengthen socio-cultural relations with different people and groups.
Some food has initiatory or religious character, such as recipes for meat, fish and sweets that surround engagements,weddings, baptism and religious holidays such as Easter, Christmas and the Assumption (15th of August).
Given that Rhodes has always been a crossroad of culture so the taste and the nutrition information derives from Asia, Europe and Africa. The basis of Rhodian cuisine was always wheat and olives, while most food items came from island's farming and fishing.
Today Rhodian culinary delights are based on the delicacies of the sea, salads created by new products such as avocado, arugula and tarragon grown on the island and cooked meats with new modern recipes.