Greek food spreads its culinary influence throughout Europe and beyond. It is known as some of the best food in the world! With an age-old tradition, Greek cuisine has been greatly influenced by both Eastern and Western cultures. Fresh vegetables, fishes & seafoods play a significant role in the dishes mostly because of its long coastline while meat is treated as less popular, with the exception of lamb.
However, flavors of Greek food changes with season and geography. Some famous traditional Greek foods are:
Bougatsa – A kind of sweet pie (less sweet if you consider Greek standard) made of phyllo pastry & semolina custard.
Dolmadakia - Tiny dolmades that are made of stuffed grape leaves. Inside the leaf you will get meat of ground lamb or beef (sometimes both) and rice stuffing.
Greek salad - A must have for Greeks with almost every meal. Choriatiki are made of tomatoes, olives, cucumber and a large piece of feta cheese and served undressed. Dressing is left at person’s choice hence all restaurants serve vinegar, salt, pepper and olive oil with the salad.
Moussaka - A legendary, traditional dish that is creamy and juicy. Moussaka is served in almost all tavernas in Greece. In the big family gathering this dish is prepared by Greek homemakers. In Moussaka, tomato sauce is used to cook minced beef which is subsequently layered with sweet eggplants and creamy béchamel sauce.
Tzatziki - One of the classic Greek sauces or appetizers with as many varieties as there are cooks who prepare it. Basically, this spectacular food item is made of thick strained yogurt, garlic, olive oil as well as fresh dill.
A truly mouthwatering walking experience! Enjoy the most delicious, authentic Greek flavors in a three-hour walking tour that will open your appetite for even more! Stroll through the city’s historic streets, tasting ‘bougatsa’ (a sweet or savory pastry), ‘loukoumades’ (Greek honey dumplings and other Greek specialties. Then, head over to Varvakeios food market, the central meat and fish market. Stop along the way to sample local treats like Greek pies and olives, bread and regional cheeses, while sipping Greek wine and freshly brewed coffee.