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nadellii

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I'm wondering if there's a difference between the seafood from the Aegean Sea or the Mediterranean Sea. I know that they're very close to each other, and probably have very similar marine life… But I am a seafood junkie and would love to know if there's any superior seafood spots that people have been to in Greece. Or if there are any marine biologist out there who happen to know about the differences between the seafood available in each region. :) Thanks!
 

ellinasgolfer0320

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I haven't noticed a difference between the Mediterranean and Aegean, but that doesn't mean there isn't one..

The islands are going to have the best seafood, which is strange. You'd think that being on the sea all of Greece would have great seafood, but it doesn't. Most of the stuff on the mainland will be frozen, while the the islands will have fresh seafood.
 

Greek_John87

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I'm wondering if there's a difference between the seafood from the Aegean Sea or the Mediterranean Sea. I know that they're very close to each other, and probably have very similar marine life… But I am a seafood junkie and would love to know if there's any superior seafood spots that people have been to in Greece. Or if there are any marine biologist out there who happen to know about the differences between the seafood available in each region. :) Thanks!
I haven't noticed a difference and I have had great seafood all over Greece. As long as it's fresh, I am happy!
 
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james977

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you can visit these places Kalymnos, Santorini, Mykonos for the best seafood
 
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Jerry s

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You will find excellent seafood all over Greece, especially the Greek islands . You need to make sure you get wild fish not farmed fish! There are a lot of fish farms in Greece, they farm most of the popular fish. There are plenty of imported fish there as well. They usually come from Africa, they are not as good as fish caught in Greece. Fish must be fresh and kept on ice. Good quality fish are very expensive in Greece, especially in summer months.
 
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nm1999

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You will find excellent seafood all over Greece, especially the Greek islands . You need to make sure you get wild fish not farmed fish! There are a lot of fish farms in Greece, they farm most of the popular fish. There are plenty of imported fish there as well. They usually come from Africa, they are not as good as fish caught in Greece. Fish must be fresh and kept on ice. Good quality fish are very expensive in Greece, especially in summer months.
This is great advice. You can always ask if the fish is fresh, but restaurants in Greece might not be as honest as those in the U.S..
 

Jerry s

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Some will but others may not. Farmed fish are usually very fresh and they are very cheap especially for Americans this year , you have parity with Euro! In most cases restaurants will have glass displays so you can see the fish. You tell them which fish you want, they will weigh them because they will charge you per kilo. It is hard to explain but you can differentiate the farmed fish from the wild just like you can tell if they are reasonably fresh or not. If the price is low ( wild fish are expensive in Greece) you can bet they are farmed. Farmed fish are usually fat unlike wild fish. They are all about the same size . Common farmed species are, lithrinia, fagria, ( both similar, like snapper) tsipoures and lavrakia.
They export a lot of these to other EU countries and elsewhere. I think Greece is the biggest exporter of farmed fish in EU.
 
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mj_toronto8

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Some will but others may not. Farmed fish are usually very fresh and they are very cheap especially for Americans this year , you have parity with Euro! In most cases restaurants will have glass displays so you can see the fish. You tell them which fish you want, they will weigh them because they will charge you per kilo. It is hard to explain but you can differentiate the farmed fish from the wild just like you can tell if they are reasonably fresh or not. If the price is low ( wild fish are expensive in Greece) you can bet they are farmed. Farmed fish are usually fat unlike wild fish. They are all about the same size . Common farmed species are, lithrinia, fagria, ( both similar, like snapper) tsipoures and lavrakia.
They export a lot of these to other EU countries and elsewhere. I think Greece is the biggest exporter of farmed fish in EU.
Yes, I've noted that in the states as well. Farmed salmon is sooooo lean!!
 

k_tsoukalas

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I haven't noticed a different, I just know that I have great seafood in Greece. This was an interesting thread, it was fun to read all of your inputs!
 

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