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blopez34

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Hey everyone, I’ve recently became a foodie as a result of the pandemic, and I love cooking recipes from all over the world. Do you have any regions in Greece that are best known for their food?
 

mastichas09

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Hey everyone, I’ve recently became a foodie as a result of the pandemic, and I love cooking recipes from all over the world. Do you have any regions in Greece that are best known for their food?
There is so much diversity in Greek cuisine. Each region has something special, but I think that Athens will have some of the best street food, and great options for high end and fancy food. Crete and Cyprus have very unique and distinguished food, with super high quality ingredients. I would also recommend Lemnos. Lemnos is not as popular but they have a grey food and wine selection! I visited last summer and it was amazing!!!
 
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k_tsoukalas

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I also suggest looking into the cuisine of Crete. The food there is ultra fresh because the island is self sustaining. Mostly everything that is cooked on Crete originated on the island. Santorini also has some interesting dishes due to its unique growing conditions. The soil is volcanic, and this affects the produce. Their tomatoes, for example, are special and find their way in a lot of dishes.
 

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blopez34

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xmelissaa

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I went to this amazing restaurant near Athens that had many "politika" dishes, totally worth trying a diverse range of Greek foods.

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StamatiaMaria

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If you want to try an alternative to traditional gyro and souvlakia go to Plaka (Monastiraki) ,down close to the metro, and try Thanasi's or Savas. They make a kebab which melts in your mouth and also have many of the traditional Greek appetizers....and they are across the street from each other so if your super hungry you can try both and take home leftovers haha. Actually Savas opened a second location right down the street with a 3rd floor dinning room that has a view of the Acropolis too!20180626_163223_Original.jpg
 

Tatiana

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Thanasis, Monastiraki, best kebab ever!!!
 
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StamatiaMaria

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StamatiaMaria

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Thanasis, Monastiraki, best kebab ever!!!
What about non street food? I want to explore the less touristy restaurants with traditional cuisine. Any recommendations?
 

The Local Favour

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I would definitely suggest Crete and especially one taverna tucked in a village in Chania. It is called Ntounias and it is a restaurant cum farm with an amazing host, Stelios, who cooks everything in clay pots and open fires. No electricity, no microwaves plus he makes everything from scratch: he grows the vegetables, feeds the animals, makes honey and wine, and amazing bread. It is slow cooking at its best. Feel free to ask for more suggestions!




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nadellii

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What about non street food? I want to explore the less touristy restaurants with traditional cuisine. Any recommendations?
I would recommend trying out a "Politko" restaurant! It's a style of food from Greek Constantinople and it's sooo good. It's very similar to traditional Greek food, but with a twist. Pera restaurant in Athens is super authentic and there's very few tourists.
 

The Local Favour

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A nice experience would also be ERGON deli cum restaurant at Mitropoleos st, where you can have a taste of local ingredients from Greek islands and mainland in a beautiful environment, too.

Very good breakfast choices, too.
 

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