Whilst most restaurants, bars and hotels in Cyprus have plenty of English speaking staff, it really helps to know a few Greek words when you are eating out.
It's good to learn greek food and drink vocabulary. The owners and restaurant staff will really appreciate you making an effort to speak their language and will also help you out if you're not sure how to pronounce a word.
If you head inland for lunch or supper in one of the mountain villages, you may well need some of these
words as many villagers do not speak any English at all! Or at least they PREFER to speak in Greek as it's much easier for them.
Remember, put the stress on the part of the word in italics. And have fun as you learn greek food and drink words.
ena boo-ka-lee neh-ro
ena pot-eer-ee kra-see
ena khee-mos tou porto-ka-la-tha
a bottle of water
a glass of wine
an orange juice
Why not print out your Learn Greek - Food and Drink vocabulary so you don't forget when you get to that restaurant in the hills!
For types of meat and fish, see our page on words for the supermarket.