Eat your way around Greece

Eat your way around Greece

Food in Greece follows time-worn traditions handed down over generations amid one of the most continually inhabited places on earth. The country’s rich history, close sense of family, and longtime love affair with the sea make for an approach to cuisine that is flavorful, minimally processed, and distinctly its own.

For the food-loving traveller, it’s worth planning a route through Greece that will serve up the very best – and the most iconic – Greek dining experiences.

Food in Greece – Athens and surrounds

Whether it’s down in the Plaka – old Athens- or in the capital’s newest quarters, you’re never far away from some of the very best food in Greece. While the capital inevitably attracts cuisine from across the rest of the country, the city serves up some tasty treats of its own.

Avoid the tourist traps, where bolshy touts try to harang you through sheer force of will to look at their menu, and head to a quiet local taverna for a plate of Keftedes – deep-fried meatballs made from varying ingredients including fish, cheese, lamb and tomatoes.
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Agios Nikolaos- Crete’s cultural epicentre

Agios Nikolaos- Crete’s cultural epicentre

If you haven’t visited the summer playground of Crete, Greece’s largest and southern-most island, you’re missing out.

Once home to the mighty Minoan empire – rulers of the waves, keepers of the mysterious minotaur and perhaps the culture that gave birth to the myth of Atlantis – Crete has morphed into a thoroughly modern tourist mecca with all the charm of Greek island life.

While popular attractions, such as the ancient Minoan city of Knossos, and the stunning pink sands and turquoise waters of Elafonisi beach, are must-sees as part of any Cretan adventure, the island also boasts a wealth of beautiful towns, stunning vistas, unique culture and cuisine, and of course miles of pristine Aegean coastline to explore.

The boutique charm of Agios Nikolaos

Situated to the east of Crete’s capital, Heraklion, and strewn along the sparkling bay of Mirabello, Agios Nikolaos is perhaps the poster-child of Crete’s rise as a world-class travel destination.
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The Traditional Greek Food Experience in Crete

The Traditional Greek Food Experience in Crete

The Cretans don’t boast about their food in vain. The simplicity and the freshness of the organically sourced ingredients compliments the local cooking procedures to create something distinctly delicious. Located in Crete’s stunning south-eastern coast, Karma Royal Villea is set amongst majestic mountain regions and surrounded by remote island beaches and coves. The perfect backdrop to the perfect dining experience.
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