Distillation is an art form that Greeks, are and have been, fond of for ages. Ouzo, tsipouro, raki, these clear, highly scented strong drinks are the hallmark of Greek celebrations on any occasion.
Traditional distilleries and modern manufacturing facilities continue an ancestral tradition, with great knowledge and devotion. Almost every corner of Greece boasts its own version of fine distilled spirits; the sweeter, smoother ouzo of Mytilene (Lesvos), the more intense ouzo of Macedonia, the aromatic tsikoudia (raki) of Crete, ouzo and ‘tsipouro’ in Thessaly and Epirus.
Last but not least, try out Greek beer; the Greek industry has flourished and offers a wide selection of beers around the country. Taste Greek local beer wherever you are and savour their local characteristic aromas along with traditional Greek dishes.