Greek has been a sought after vacation destination for decades. With the blue warm water washing over your feet and the rocky mountains and ancient ruins, Greece never fails to amaze. But as a first time traveller you might be surprised to know that the Greek delicacies are a flavour bomb in your mouth. From delicious sea food to their herb infused alcoholic drink ouza, there is a lot to try here. So here we bring to you 10 best places to dine in Greece to fulfill your food bucket list.
1.Mani Mani, Falírou
Located on a 3 minute walking distance from the Acropolis museum, this neoclassical restaurant would be your chance to explore the local authentic flavours of Laconic Mani. Locally trading their ingredients from organic cooperatives, this restaurant has captured the hearts of many. Their Mini Souvlaki with a side of Tzatziki is well loved and to capture the sea food love of the Greeks order a plate of the special fish of the day. With quite a few vegetarian options, vegan and gluten free options there’s always something for everyone here. Finish off with a mouth watering dessert to fulfill your sweet tooth at this vibrant restaurant.
2. Dimitris And Savvas of Athens
The experience of eating on a vacation is fun when you find out where the locals love to eat, because you taste the authenticity of the cuisines when you eat with the locals. One such sweet spot in Athens is Dimitris And Savvas. In the historical neighbourhood of Monatiraki, the rooftop restaurant offers you a seven course Greek meal prepared with the best locally sourced ingredients. With a warm welcome with Ouzo, their starter options hosts many beautiful dishes among which the Greek style roasted potatoes with lemon, oregano and rosemary and spinach pie are renowned. For the main course go with your gut and order your favourite dish as they politely explain every dish for you. This would be one of the best places to dine in on your vacation.
With the Greek name translating to Lemon Tree Garden, this restaurant is a scene out of a beautiful movie. With a green canopy of trees, rustic brown furniture, huge clay urns and frosted green glass vases the beauty of this restaurant is impeccable. With prices on a budget friendly side and food the flavour packed zesty side your heart would be left asking for more.Combining the flavours of Greek and Cretian cuisine, this restaurant would be the best place you dine in for your entire life.
4.Pelagos, Agio Nikolaos
A restaurant with scintillating hues of yellow and blue offering you amazing seafood in the east coast town Agio Nikolaos. This restaurant would catch your attention right when you enter with a huge boat, self authenticating its delicious seafood dishes. Pelagos would be your go to stop after you stroll around the neighbourhoods of Porto to fill up on delicacies. The cuttle fish and the slow cooked octopus would be your chance to explore their menu and don’t be shy to order a glass of wine to relax.
5. M-Eating – Mykonos Town
Occupying a century old architecture in Mykonos town, this top notch restaurant works to bring to you Mediterranean flavours on a platter. With a table set down in white linen, this restaurant offers you a beautiful dining with their balcony view, street view, garden and indoor eating setup. This dinner-only restaurant will blow out your gastronomic minds with their Cycladic octopus, Green Bass fillet and the honey pie. M-eating would be a great restaurant to treat yourself in Greece.
6. Nikos Taverna – Mykonos Town
With its centuries long praise for food, head to Nikos Taverna for a flavour packed, authentic, unpretentious meal. With the Taverna gaining more and more praise amongst tourists, this lovely little place is always full. Laid in red and whiteplaid linens and surrounded by white sand this place serves to your delight with their extensive menu and wine choices. Embrace the taste of slow cooked lamb klefitos and fresh seafood at Nikos.
Lovingly tagged as the Number one restaurant in Argos, Kompologaki is a beautiful fusion between tradition and gourmet. Being a family owned restaurant, this place offers the warmest welcomes and the tastiest dishes. The eggplant with tomato and tzaziki and the slow-cooked pork is what you should try here. Leave behind all your worries as you dine in with the fingerlicking food at this little restaurant managed by a warm old couple.
Nested in the highest peak of Athens, Lycabettus, this hostel provides you a tranquil getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city. Serving traditional Mediterranean food with a pinch of modernization, this restaurant will appeal to your gastronomic entities with love. With a soft color palette and simple interiors, this place appeals to your eyes just as much. Enjoy the breathtaking panoramic view of the city while enjoying a plate of the specials and a glass of wine from their collection.
9. Varoulko Restaurant
Located within close proximity to downtown Athens and Piraeus, this chic restaurant is in one of the most exquisite places in Greece, the Mikrolimano marina. Bringing to life the dream of chef Lefteris Lazarou, this place is rightly called the Boat on land. This diary and gluten-free diner has captured the hearts of many over the years with its exquisite menu and flavors.
10. La Maison Restaurant
This beautiful restaurant located on the foothills of beautiful Imerovigl and caldera hosts the best dinners for both the stomach and the mind. With tiny open cubicles with view-facing seats, this chic restaurant is one of the best places to dine in Greece. To explore a variety of food options, order the tasting menu pairing with wine and enjoy the Greek cuisine with your partner. Lovingly called as the most romantic place to dine in Greece, this place is a must-visit for your honeymoon in Greece.
A tip would be to reserve your place a few weeks in advance for an early dinner to capture the beauty of the sunset from your seats.
Greece, being the most loved vacation destination also offers the best cuisine culture for you to explore. What’s the fun in a vacation if there isn’t local cuisine to explore. So book yourself a Greece honeymoon package with customization according to your preferences to experience the gastronomic beauty of Mediterranean food.