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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