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Best season to travel to Greece

Sardine Season

In fishermen's villages, people eat sardines every day, which is perhaps the secret to Greek longevity


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In the era of farm-raised fish, it's quite rare to be sure that you are eating something caught from the wild. However, with sardines you can be 100% sure! This small fish is hugely popular in Greece during the summer, particularly in July and August. Order simple grilled sardines with olive oil and lemon, and you'll become a fan too.

Greeks love this fish so much that sardine festivals are organized every year in many towns such as in the Halkidiki Peninsula, Chania, Preveza, and the islands of Lesvos and Thassos. Big grills are set up at central squares to cook sardines and enjoy great food, music and dancing.

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