Tuesday, 24 May 2016


Greeks love their food and furthermore, they love eating out. Whether it's a hasty "koulouri" (bagel with sesame seeds) grabbed from a street vendor in the morning, "souvlaki" (grilled meat pieces with salad wrapped in pita bread) for lunch, or a sit down meal in a taverna with "mezedhes" (hors d'oeuvres), salads, grilled meats, fish and shellfish, the meals are varied, delicious and generally good for you. As far as the sweets are concerned, Greeks have a sweet tooth and a huge selection of traditional "glyka" (sweets) can be found everywhere, as well as an enormous variety of international favourites: Gateaux, tarts, biscuits, waffles, ice cream cakes, muffins, etc.

A variety of fast food outlets, street vendors, caf├ęs, restaurants, tavernas, bars, high class haunts and popular, cheap outlets can be found all over the Greek capital. Dining outside for most of the year is not only possible but desirable given the equable climate. You can choose traditional or modern, regional or Athenian cuisine, seafood, meat fare or vegetarian, as well as a variety of international restaurants, if so inclined.

Here is the Athens Guide to Eating out, which should be helpful if you travel to Athens!

This post is part of the Our World Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Ruby Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Trees & Bushes meme,
and also part of the Travel Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Wordless Wednesday meme.


  1. Oh wow, I wish I was there. Athens and Greece are on my bucket list. Great series of photos. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day and week ahead!

  2. I wish folks would stop posting photos of Greece. I'd never been tempted to go there before but the photos I've seen lately - including yours - are stunning.
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  3. I love Greek food and can say it tastes way better in the country. I would be happy to visit Athens and jump from restaurant to restaurant. Your photos capture the food scene so well. Colors are so vibrant!