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    Eating out in Greece

    by jancola Updated Jun 12, 2006

    I still don't fully understand it, but here are a few things I observed in Greece:

    It is very common for a restaurant to give you something extra when you choose to eat there, as a gift "from them." Accept it graciously, and eat it all -- Greeks can be very hurt if you don't enjoy your entire meal.

    Tip is usually included. Notice on your receipt where percentages are listed after each itemized price. Extra tip is still appreciated, just be aware that this is what it is -- extra.

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    by Bjorgvin Updated Feb 8, 2005

    The Santorini cooking is very similar to that of the nearby islands. But here is one speciality.
    Take 2-3 onions, 2 large tomatoes, mint, salt, pepper and flour.
    Chop the onions up fine and grate the tomatoes. Mix with flour, salt, pepper, mint and half a glass of water to make a thick paste or batter. Heat olive oil in a frying pan and spoon dollops of the batter into the hot frying pan to make a small round pancakes.

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    Island- lover poet

    by fassolia Updated Jul 14, 2004

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    I will finish this presentation of Santorini with a few verses of Odysseus Elytis, a nobelist poet who loved Cyclades;

    The garden made its way into the sea
    Dark carnation promontory
    Your hand was leaving with the water
    to strew the sea as bridal bed
    Your hand was opening the sky
    Moon here moon there
    Aenigma read by the sea
    For your own sake
    The garden was entering the sea
    Dark carnation promontory

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