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European lobster, with claws, also called αστακοκαραβίδα (astakokaravida). Not as common in Greece as the spiny astakos and even more expensive. Usually simply served grilled and served with ladolemono.

Kαραβίδας can also mean Norwegian Lobster, or crayfish, which are endangered in the Mediterranean


ποτάμια καραβίδα (potamia karavida) are freshwater crayfish (Astacus astacus)

Fish and Seafood

Text © Dana Facaros

Images by José Antonio Gil Martínez, Kevin Law