Greece, with its beautiful ruins and relaxing beaches, has plenty to offer food enthusiasts. Dining in Greece is more than simply sitting at a table and sharing a meal. It’s a cultural experience that’s one for the books! And if you’re looking for affordable tours to Greece, look no further than Pavlus Travel.
Known for having birthed some of the great philosophers of the West as well as the mythic stories we still treasure today, Greece is visited by thousands of tourists each year. Athens is not only one of the many cities most favored by tourists, but it’s also the best place to go to for a gastronomic adventure.
Foodie Adventure in Athens
Athens is the heart of Greece and is home to beautiful ancient ruins such as the Parthenon, the Roman Forum, and the Temple of Olympian Zeus. But beyond these ruins are gastronomical delights that will definitely tickle your palate. You may inform our Travel Planners here at Pavlus Travel that you wish to start your tour in Athens.
A guided tour will take you to local markets where you will get acquainted with some of the country’s best and freshest produce. And dining by the Mikrolimano Yacht Port will give you a taste of local seafood dishes that feature the catch of the day.
When you dine out, try to look for small watering holes and corner stores. These are where you can really get a taste of authentic Greek food.
Start with the flaming cheese saganaki, locally known as saganaki flambé. In tavernas outside of Greece, it has been a tradition for servers to yell “Opa!” right after they light up the cheese served on a saganaki, which is a type of Greek serving dish usually reserved for appetizers. In Greece, however, this theatrical show is often passed up.
Your choice of cheeses includes graviera, kefalograviera, kasseri, and halloumi.
Not to be missed is the souvlaki, made with grilled meat, vegetables, and tzatziki (a mixture of yogurt, garlic, and cucumber) and served in a pita sandwich.
And don’t leave Athens without trying their “honey dumplings,” which are deep-fried balls of dough soaked in cinnamon-laced honey syrup and sprinkled with powdered sugar. It’s a popular dessert in Greece.
Cooking demos may also be included in your itinerary. The icing on the cake is a cooking lesson from a local chef.
If you’d like to learn more about our affordable tours to Greece, please call our Pavlus Travel Planners at 1.800.528.9300.