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Greek food guide

When one thinks of a Greek meal, a variety of pictures may come to mind. A juicy souvlaki, a warm plate of moussakas, or a roasting lamb on a spit are perhaps the first that one would think of. Although these are very much part of the modern Greek diet, it by no means makes up the majority. In fact, the average daily diet of a Greek person will almost always consist of some sort of vegetarian food throughout the day. It can be argued that some of Greece’s most traditional and very tasty dishes are meat-free and there is a huge range of them. This makes Greece a great place for vegetarians, there are countless options!

Our Athens for Foodies tour is a real head-first dive into the Greek gastronomy that tourists often miss on their trips to Greece. There is so much more to the Greek cuisine then moussaka and souvlaki; in-fact, during the tour, you will learn that moussaka is one of Greece’s most recent food inventions! That being said, this tour will not only satisfy your palate and your belly, but you will also leave intellectually satisfied as this is a 4-hour tour of Greek gastronomy history which is very influenced by the historical and cultural progression of the country.

Greece may be best known for her caribbean-like beaches, ancient history and avid nightlife, which is all well deserved, but make up only some pieces of the beautiful Greek puzzle. An often underrated piece of Greece, which some may not be as familiar with, is her cuisine and the all round quality of food that the country has to offer.

The Greeks may be known for great food and lots of dancing and less for the range of alcoholic selections - but you can be sure, Greeks do love to drink! As one of the most ancient civilizations, Greece has an almost eternal history of wine production and wine drinking - and the ancient Greeks always used to mix it with water! Although one could talk for days about the plethora of delicious Greek wines, this article will go into detail about some of Greece’s favorite spirits that the average traveler would not likely know or hear about. Each spirit has a unique history and originates from different parts of the country - details you should definitely know if you are a spirit supporter visiting Greece!

For the Cycladic island of Sifnos this year has been particularly special with a celebration of 10 years of their inspired gastronomy festival held in the picturesque town of Artemonas. Quite unlike any other foodie festival in Greece, this celebration of Hellenic cuisine, produce, craftsmanship and artisanry is an entirely free event with an emphasis on encouraging the next generation to continue to build on their national cuisine.