A Visit to the Athens Fish Market – Part 1 – – Επισκεψη στην Βαρβακειο Αγορα – Ιχθυαγορα – Μερος 1ο

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I visited the Athens Fish Market after a long time, having the impressions from my visits to Venice and San Sebastian rather fresh.
I was wondering what my home town’s market would give me as images, smells, offerings.
I will publish the post in two parts. This is Part 1.
Φαγκριά Αμοργού
Φαγκριά Αμοργού

I decided as a rule to keep the Greek names of the fish and seafood, as I find it hard to translate. The ones who know, will recognize it.

The ones who don’t will not lose much.
Ensemble
Ensemble
Θράψαλα Καρύστου
Θράψαλα Καρύστου

Thrapsala.

These are the “poor man’s” squid in Greece and I am ashamed to admit I have never tasted them.

This – unfortunately – does not constitute a proof that I am rich.
Θράψαλα - Γόνος
Θράψαλα – Γόνος

Apparently it is legal to fish the small ones.

Σφυρίδες
Σφυρίδες

Sfyrida. One of the best fishes of the Aegean!

Σφυρίδα
Σφυρίδα
Σκορπίνες
Σκορπίνες

Scorpina. This rockfish makes a delicious soup.

Χταπόδια
Χταπόδια
Μόσχοι
Μόσχοι
Γαλ�ος
Γαλέος

Galeos. This is a relative of the shark.

Μπακαλιάροι
Μπακαλιάροι

Bakaliaros. In Greek the name of this fish is “cod”. And it is caught in the Aegean.

Μπακαλιάρος
Μπακαλιάρος

Bakaliaros – detail

Μπαρμπούνια
Μπαρμπούνια

Barbouni. The all time classics, – red mullets – they are fried, as they are very small for the grill.

Λούτσοι Ικαρίας
Λούτσοι Ικαρίας

Loutsos. A very tasty white fish.

Athens Fish Market - The Hall
Athens Fish Market – The Hall

This is a picture from a previous visit, but I like it and the hall hasn’t changed since it was taken.