Non - Alcoholic
Greek Coffee - Elliniko Cafe
The most popular Greek drink is the Greek Coffee. They will drink this for breakfast, during the day whenever they have a break, or catching up with friends, mid-afternoon, or any occasion that calls for a break and a coffee.It is a thick beverage, the coffee is a coarsely ground powder, brewed with the water, creating a small froth on top. It is not served with milk.
Iced Coffee - Frappe
Frappe - Iced Coffee is one of the popular Greek drinks, especially in the warmer months. In the last 10 years as coffee shops around the world have become big business and are now doing iced coffee drinks, Greece was making Iced Coffees for years before.
Frappe is a very popular drink among young Greeks, probably because of the price, who would all meet up at a local cafeneion for a couple of hours, slowly sipping their Frappes.
Tea - Tsai
Black tea is drunk in Greece although not so popular as it is in countries like England and elsewhere. It would be more usual for Greeks to drink black tea with lemon, rather than with milk.Herbal teas are quite popular. In fact, herbs are grown and used in Greece as much for their medicinal value as for their culinary uses.I can tell you from experience, they are the best, and always work miracles!
Soft Drinks & Fresh Juices
You can find all sorts of soft drinks in Greece these days, Coke and Lemonade, Lemon drink - Lemonada, Orange Fanta - Portokalada - which are made in Greece. Not only popular with the young, when Greeks don't wish to drink alcohol they may have a soft drink, perhaps with a meal.Other Greek drinks are Orange Juice made from freshly squeezed oranges. A home made Lemonade, again from fresh lemons is sometimes made for children.