This section proposes information about Entertainment in Greece and the Greek Islands: Restaurants, bars, cafeterias and clubs in Greece, while there are also special sections on shopping and other kind of businesses.
There are restaurants and taverns in almost every step in Greece. It is like a tradition to enjoy a long dinner in a seaside tavern during your Greek holidays. These moments will create the strongest memories from your time in Greece. The dishes in the Greek restaurants are delicious: seafood dishes, traditional pies, tomato salad, grilled meat, gemista and moussaka are the most popular orders. Of course, every island has special dishes that visitors must try.
Visitors will find bars in almost all Greek islands. Some bars stay late till the early hours, while others are lounge bars for a relaxing, long drink. Lounge bars can be found everywhere and attract all ages. The most vivid bars are found in islands that attract young people, including Mykonos, Ios, Paros and Rhodes. Some bars and beach bars also organize parties in summer with famous DJs and fires on the beach.
Clubs are not that many in the Greek islands. Most islands have bars to enjoy a relaxing drink at nights. Clubs are found in islands with many young tourists, who want to dance the night out and listen to loud music till the dawn. Nice clubs are found in Mykonos, Paros and Ios in Cyclades, while Zakynthos, Corfu, Rhodes and Heraklion in Crete also have many such all-night dancing places.
Cafeterias are found in almost any corner in Greece and the Greek islands. One thing is for sure: you will not miss coffee in Greece! There are cafeterias in the towns, the village squares, right on the beach side, even in secluded places in the mountains. Cafeterias in tourist places usually open early in the morning serving breakfasts and stay open till late at night for a relaxing drink. We recommend you to try a Greek coffee, frappe and spoon sweet (or another traditional sweet) in a cafeteria in Greece.
Shops of all kinds can be found in Greece. In fact, trade business is very developed in all towns and islands of the country. From shops that sell clothes and shoes to shops that sell traditional products, visitors can buy everything they need in Greece. Very popular in the islands are also the souvenir shops for tourists. One thing to have in mind when shopping in Greece is that not all shops accept credit cards. Some do, but others accept to be paid only in cash, especially the small grocery stores or mini-markets in the villages.
Apart from shops, many other businesses of all kinds can be found in the Greek towns and islands. You will not miss anything during your holidays: from beauty salons and tattoo centres to cinemas or even wedding planners, all services can be provided in Greece. A walk around the town will take you to anything you might need. If you don't find it, ask a local, they always know where to guide you.