Greeks tend to eat from the same plate
Greeks people are very sociable individuals who enjoy sharing a series of small portions of food all together.
Don’t say Istanbul
Perhaps the most sensitive subject for Greeks. During the Byzantine era, Istanbul was known as Konstantinopoli, the ‘City of Constantin’.
Don’t Complain about the amount of oil in the food
Greeks tend to use a notable amount of olive oil when cooking, as it consists of antioxidants and is considered the healthier oil in the world.
Don’t ask why they put feta cheese in everything
Considering Greece is known for its high consumption of cheese in the world, it’s no surprise feta cheese is used in a variety of dishes.
Don’t ask for ketchup in a tavern
It’s not really offensive to ask for ketchup in a tavern. It just seems odd to Greeks, as in Greek food, and especially fried potatoes, they never put ketchup.
Don’t ask if Greeks still worship ancient Gods
Greece is a predominantly Orthodox country. Although there is a tiny portion of the Greek population that fight for the restoration of the ancient Greek polytheist religion, the majority of the nation does not.
Don’t ask the name of a newborn Baby
It’s a tradition for Greeks not name their newborns before they are baptized, so you may want to avoid to ask what the baby’s name is going to be.
Don’t ask why Greeks hate Turks and vice versa
Although both sides may sometimes not admit it, there is a stated degree of tension between the two countries.
Don’t order a Turkish coffee
Like the point above, there is an argument about that issue. You might want to be tactful and just say Greek coffee when in Greece and Turkish when in Turkey.
Don’t Ask what the deal is with FYROM
In this case, just remember that Greece has a region called Macedonia and thus refuses to acknowledge their northern neighbor’s right to call itself Macedonia.