We fell in love with the food in Greece.
We love the olive oil and oregano and fresh salad! We love the bread and grilled meats – and Tori and I love the fish!
Where we ate in Athens:
Enteka for lunch the first day.
Kid-friendly. Affordable. The staff is very friendly and fun.
Amazing souvlaki and gyros. Fresh and quick.
We went to the Horiatiko Bakery for treats.
It just beckoned to us every day as we walked by.
Super friendly. Gorgeous, pleniful selections of cakes, pastries…BAKLAVA.
Roasted corn on the cob.
Pretzel and sesame bread rings.
Nuts and coconut strips.
The kids loved it all.
One morning, we went to Grand Dionisos for omelets.
I finally got to try Greek coffee (Ellinikos Kafes). It is SO good. We bought a set to bring home!
It’s thick and sweet and gorgeous. It comes in these little copper pots that make the coffee taste better than anywhere.
After the Acropolis, we had lunch at Dia Tauta, a touristy little place on Adrianou, near the Ancient Agora. We were starving and got a couple platters of mezes that were plenty for all of us! Delicious salad, bread, olives…and pitchers of ice-cold water kept coming! This was a place we noticed a small charge on our bill for that, but it was well worth it.
The advantage to having a teenager is that we can let the kids have street food in the hotel for dinner and go out for a date!
Great local mezes at Rozalia in the Exarcheia district.
We got zucchini fritters (Kolokithopita), meatballs (Keftedes), hummus, gorgeous salad, and wine.
Amazing organic local food at Yiantes – also in the Exarcheia district.
I wanted to try Taramosalata (fish roe dip) and I LOVED IT. My husband? Not so much. We also got some hummus so he was happy.
I got the fish with onions and tomatoes (Psari spetsiotiko).
Aaron got the hamburgers (Mpiftekia). These are not ordinary hamburgers. They are flavored with cumin and oregano and oh, so moist and tender!
The best food we had in Greece was at To Kati Allo, around the corner from the Acropolis Museum.
We felt like family staying for dinner. They didn’t have my first choice from the chalkboard menu – he said it wasn’t good enough quality to serve – so he kept bringing us dishes of everything they had.
Roast chicken, roast pork, stuffed zucchini (Kolokithia Yemista), ratatouille (Briam), salad, pita, and this amazing tomato rice pilaf (Pilafi me Saltsa Domata).
He hugged and kissed us when we left.
We all plan to go back someday. It was that good.
Where we ate in Kalamata:
We ate at the hotel the first night and had lovely pork chops and pasta with salad. Even simple food in Greece is just amazing.
Look at that gorgeous sunset!
The second night we ate at Lemoni.
It was expensive and there was a huge wedding party that arrived a few minutes after we did. I think we might have done better at one of the cafés on the beach strip.
I got the fish special and it was good. Tori got this shrimp spaghetti that was good, though not fresh. I think since it was the end of the season, they didn’t have as much to offer. The chicken souvlaki Liz got was tough but flavorful. But you don’t go to a restaurant on the dock and not get seafood.
Where we ate in Nafplio:
We stopped first at Antica Gelateria Di Roma for really delectable gelato.
So many flavors! Tiramisu, hazelnut, fruits…decisions!
We had lunch at Epi Skinis before heading out to Epidavros for the afternoon.
I got the amazing moussaka. We shared the saganaki (fried feta cheese).
The kids had fun signing the guest book and looking at the decor.
Where we ate in Thessaloniki:
The first night in Greece, we ate at our hotel.
Salad, soup, and pasta.
It was divine.
I’m not a big fan of white wine, but I love Greek white wine!
The Last Slice for lunch – for the most amazing fresh pizza. Just a fun little corner place.
We watched them twirl the dough and top it for the oven. We kept going back to order more!
Plaisir for amazing waffles and ice creams. Fun sugary goodness!
I got a sandwich and coffee. But it came with brownies and cookies!
Oval Cafe for a very expensive dinner. Nice view of the White Tower and bay.
The pastas and hamburgers were really very good. Homemade lemonade was a hit with the kids.
The desserts were pretty amazing. Rose lemon custard and this cheese tart (Kalitsounia) from Crete. It was a like a cream cheese-filled sopapilla.
Greek beer is refreshing and flavorful. Fix was our favorite. Mythos and Alfa were also good. These are all lagers.
Aaron likes ouzo but I did not care for it. The presentation is neat though.
We loved, loved, loved Greek food!
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Check out our whole Greece itinerary here.