It is no surprise to the Greeks that Greece ranked seventh on CNN’s top 10 list of countries that have the best food in the world.
“The secret? Lashings of glistening olive oil. Gift of Gods, olive oil is arguably Greece’s greatest export, influencing the way people around the world think about food and nutritional health. Eating in Greece is also a way of consuming history. A bite of dolma or a slurp of lentil soup gives a small taste of life in ancient Greece, when they were invented”.
For those of us lucky enough to live in Greece we can appreciate the simple pleasure of eating good, wholesome food enriched with Hellenic sunshine and clean water. We enjoy fresh vegetables, fruits and organic olive oil with the added benefit of knowing where they come from and many times the farmer who produces them. Our connection to the land and to our rich culinary tradition remains intact.
Food is a very important part of Greek tradition and history. So when you come – by all means see all the magnificent temples, world-class sights and breathtaking scenery but also take the time to really taste the food and learn its history.
The Athens Walking Tours not only makes this possible but also makes it fun and entirely delicious! Check out the Athens Food Tour and seize the opportunity to taste a wide variety of Greek delicacies ranging from the mouth-watering sweet and syrupy “loukoumades” to traditional “bougatsa” or the savoury “pastourma”, Feta cheese and famous Greek olives.
Or take it a step further and enroll in a Greek cooking class! Not only will you visit one of the oldest and most popular “tavernas” in all of Athens, but you will also be initiated into Greek cooking secrets with easy instructions and plenty of “hands on” preparation and cooking!