Greece: Food Guide - Dining Out
The Cradle of Western Civilization
The Greek culture lays a great deal of emphasis on food and drink. Restaurants or ‘Tavernas’ as they are locally called, are found in every nook and cranny of the country. Different cuisines are catered to in Greece, but Greek food is by far the most popular. Every ‘Taverna’ or café has its menu and price list displayed at the entrance so you can choose whether or not you want to eat at that particular joint. Food is moderately priced and can be expensive depending on the restaurant and what it serves. Being a coastal country, seafood is the rage, and comes in every form, shape and size! A Greek salad is a compulsory accompaniment with every meal. A few delicacies of Greece which are a must on the menu are Spanakopita (spinach pie), octopus grilled on charcoal with lemon, kalamari (squid) sautéed with onions and Tyropita (cheese pie). Tiny kiosks can be found on most rural roads where farmers sell fresh fruits which are a delight! A meal inclusive of a salad, main course and a drink will cost you €30 on an average.