Savor the Flavors of Greece: A Gastronomic Journey with GETAWAYS Greece
When you ask someone who has visited Greece what the best thing about the trip was, the answer is often the same – the food.
Greek cuisine is famous worldwide, not only because it is part of the Mediterranean diet, but also due to its diversity and the quality of raw materials, flavorful combinations, and millennia-old cooking traditions. It is based on simple principles like the use of fresh materials, locally produced herbs and greens, and the world-renowned Greek olive oil.
Food is an integral part of a country’s history, culture, and traditions. Learning about the flavors of Greece will help you come closer to Greece.
This is why going on a food tour is a genius idea!
Athens offers plenty of opportunities to experience food. By strolling around the city and visiting farmers’ markets, grabbing a koulouri from a street vendor, or enjoying a meal with a view of the Acropolis, you’ll immerse yourself in the city’s culinary richness.
Food tours provide you with the opportunity to savor some of the most traditional and delicious Greek food while enjoying the company of passionate local guides who can cater to your dietary preferences, whether you’re vegetarian, have food allergies, or lactose intolerance. They will ensure you have an authentic experience.
Undeniably, food in Greece is a ritual. Sitting down at the table is a chance to socialize, share happy moments, discuss your day, savor wine, often considered a gift from Dionysus, and later, dance your problems away.
One of the most popular flavors in Greece is souvlaki. It’s a delectable wrap with pita bread, featuring tender pieces of meat, be it chicken or pork. You can customize it with tzatziki sauce, French fries, tomatoes, and onions.
Variety is key to a healthy diet, and Greeks embrace it with mezes. These small plates, served hot or cold, are placed in the middle of the table for everyone to share. You can enjoy olives, seafood like grilled octopus, fava spread, fried vegetables like zucchini and eggplant, bekri meze, a pork stew with red wine and peppers, and, of course, dolmas, the stuffed vine leaves.
Furthermore, no Greek family table is complete without some kind of pie. Pies (pita) have been beloved by Greeks since ancient times. You can get creative and add any leftovers or ingredients from your garden. Try a sweet pie (bougatsa), a spanakopita, or a cheese or meat pie; let your imagination run free.
To experience a traditional Greek dessert and the afternoon snack prepared by Greek grandmothers for their families, indulge in Greek donuts known as loukoumades. Traditionally served soaked in hot honey syrup, sprinkled with cinnamon, and garnished with chopped walnuts or toasted sesame seeds, they’re a sweet treat you won’t want to miss.
If your mouth is already watering, don’t waste any time; book a food tour with GETAWAYS Greece now and embark on a culinary adventure in Greece that will tantalize your taste buds and leave you with unforgettable memories.
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