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Greece Food Guide

A guide to help you find the best hotels & places in Greece for Food lovers


311 Greece Hotels
for Food lovers


311 Greece Hotels for Food lovers

Greece Food Guide: Taste the Mediterranean!

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!

Having discovered the most popular destination for food holidays, the only thing that's left now is to find a place to stay. We have created this amazing collection with hotels for food lovers to make your hotel much easier!

The Best Hotels to taste delicious Greek Gastronomy & enjoy Wine Tasting

High-quality hotels and beach resorts in Greece feature gastronomy restaurants or even wineries offering exceptional wine-tasting and gastronomic experiences always combined with views of the sea, the mountains or vibrant city landscapes. Food lovers travelling to Greece can easily find hotels and resorts offering wine tasting tours, olive harvest and traditional Greek cookery courses to their guests. 

Especially in Greece’s largest cities, Athens and Thessaloniki, you will find fine-dining hotels roof garden restaurants and bars offering gastronomic pleasures and refreshing cocktails combined with breathtaking city views. While on the islands of Crete and Santorini you will find boutique hotels that operate remarkable wine tasting areas within their properties. 

The best places for food travellers in Greece

In Greece, eating out and sharing a meal with family and friends is an important part of the Greek lifestyle. No matter in which part of Greece you are travelling, there are restaurants, bars and cafes in every part of the area. From small cosy Greek taverns and traditional Greek restaurants to high-end, gourmet dining, Greece is a country well known for its extraordinary food.

See our selection of the best places for food and wine experiences in Greece!

Food Tips

Gourmet restaurants in Greece are quite easily spotted. They usually combine the healthy and refined Greek tastes with an international touch; just magnificent!

No matter which Greek destination you may visit, do not miss to buy certain local products such as Olives & Olive Oil, Honey and Wine to bring back home!

Coffee is an essential part of the Greek culture and Greeks tend to visit Cafes a lot. Greek Coffee, Frappe and Freddo Espresso are the most popular Coffee drinks you may find in Greece.

Must try Greek food: traditional yogurt with honey, Greek salad with feta and for more powerful tastes, try pastitsio and moussaka.

There is nothing better than having a quick, inexpensive and traditional fast food, right? Gyros, souvlaki or pitta - no matter how you call it - just look for a store selling it! They are everywhere!

Make sure you combine your Greek meals with local wine or other traditional drinks, such as rakiouzo and tsipouro. Be careful, though; they are quite strong!

Eating in Greece is a social gathering! Sometimes you can even enjoy traditional live Greek music whilst enjoying your meal in a tavern.

Places & Things to do
for Food lovers


Rimondi Fountain

sightseeing , kids entertainment


Ababa Bar

cocktails & mixology drinks , coffee & drinks , gay friendly


Efkaliptos Bar

coffee & drinks , cocktails & mixology drinks , quick meals


Eleftherias Square

sightseeing , kids entertainment


To Paradosiako Tavern

traditional recipes , local cuisine


Lake Kournas

eco friendly , kids entertainment


Travel Info Card

How to get there

  • By car
  • By air
  • By train
  • By bus
  • By ferry

Move around

  • Buses
  • Taxi
  • Metro
  • Tram
  • Railway

Ideal for

  • Honeymoon & wedding
  • Sightseeing
  • Island hopping
  • Lgbt holidays
  • Beach holidays
  • Shopping
  • Relaxation in nature
  • Road trip
  • Couples holidays
  • Family holidays
  • Art & culture
  • Beach parties
  • Local gastronomy
  • Luxury holidays
  • Exotic holidays
  • Snorkelling & scuba diving

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 What can I find in this Food Travel Guide ?

Our Travel by Interest Experts have created this dedicated food travel guide, to help you easily plan your next culinary holidays and discover all the places you want to see and all the things you want to do. You can find here the top restaurants, bars, cafes, bistros as well as gastronomy Hotels to stay!

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