Greeks have a passion for food
and take great care to feed well their families and friends. As thus, Greece
is a country you are guaranteed the feeling of a full belly and the taste of fresh Mediterranean ingredients. Greek food
is one of the main attractions of Greece and with a history dating back to 4,000 years ago, it could not but be an inseparable part of the Greek culture. In Greece you will sample some of the finest ingredients in the world, with fresh vegetables, virgin olive oil, fish, and fresh seafood, playing a significant role in the dishes of Greece’s cuisine.
After all, alongside the coastlines of Greece, you will find traditional seaside taverns to immerse in the Mediterranean flavours
, known for having the power to lure you like Greece’s astonishing beaches and outstanding museums. However, whichever destination you visit in Greece, your days will be filled with the Mediterranean flavours of popular dishes such as Greek salad, moussaka, fresh olives, and tzatziki, ensuring that you will never feel hungry!Athens
, the capital of Greece, is a fantastic city to explore the tastes of Greek cuisine all year round! The heart of the city has many local taverns to taste Greek specialities as well as fine-dining restaurants with breathtaking sky terraces. Along its coasts, you will find exceptional seaside restaurants to sample the best of seafood!Crete
, the birthplace of Greek cuisine, welcomes food lovers to taste the delectable, yet healthy Cretan dishes, and its exceptional wine varieties! The island has more than 30 wineries to visit, while in all Cretan regions you will find countless seaside restaurants and local taverns to taste delicious local dishes: always accompanied with the strong Cretan drink, Raki.Thessaloniki
, else known as the culinary capital of Greece, is a paradise for every food lover having a wealth of dining options ranging from budget foods to high-end restaurants. The local taverns and ouzeris are found all over the city, serving traditional Greek food and exceptional dishes with flavours inspired by the eastern countries. Santorini
, a favoured island for gastronomic and wine experiences with splendid sunsets and dramatic cliffs on the backdrop! Besides delicious Mediterranean dishes and intimate dinners under the stars, food lovers will find their place on the wineries of Santorini since island’s volcanic landscapes help the grape vines to grow healthy even from ancient times.Peloponnese
, this big Greek peninsula is known for its abundance of vineyards and farms that produce some of the most exceptional wines and foods in Greece. It is coastal areas are visited mainly during spring and summer and are filled with several seaside ouzeris and restaurants offering popular Greek dishes and fresh seafood. While its mountainous villages are popular for winter holidays as they feature many local taverns serving delicious meat and grill dishes accompanied with local wines.
You will taste the very best of Greek cuisine
in every corner of Greece, a diet that stands on a variety of colourful and flavorful foods that are high in nutrients and low in animal fats. However, keep in mind that even though every region in Greece has its own traditional recipes, all are based on fresh local products and ingredients!