It’s important that you try to find the freshest, most delicious local taverners, because whether you’re travelling around Athens examining the culture of one of the world’s oldest civilisations or island hopping across the Cyclades, there are some dishes you simply can’t miss out on.
For gourmets, travel enthusiasts and intrepid eaters alike, I’ve compiled a list of the Greek treats that everyone should try when they visit this extraordinary country.
A platter of Middle Eastern inspired dishes and fresh Greek specialities such as stuffed vine leaves, taramasalata, tzatziki, fresh olives, hummus and warm pitta breads makes up a meze. This delicious spread is a great way to introduce yourself to Greek cuisine as it will open your eyes to the fresh, natural flavours that define this exquisite style of cooking.
A Greek tradition, spoon sweets have been around for centuries. Made by preserving fruits in honey or sugar syrup, they are served on a small spoon and make for a great sweet treat to give you a sugar boost after a heavy meal without having to eat an entire dessert.
When eating in Greece, the most important thing is to enjoy yourself. Respect your own boundaries but also try to sample a little of everything so that you can enjoy the rich symphony of flavours and plethora of fresh ingredients on offer in this beautiful country.
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