Not only did we enjoy ourselves immensely in Greece (wahhhh, can we go back?), but the cuisine was phenomenal. And we’re not just saying that. We had plenty of authentic Greek food and also just some all-around good global cuisine. Not everything tasted delicious, though, but that’s to be expected anywhere.
As 2 Girls Who Travel are avid food bloggers, we made every effort to capture everything we ate (and drank) in Greece, but alas, some stuff was either too good (and we gobbled it up before snapping it up) or it just wasn’t even worth mentioning (I believe what we’re thinking of here came from the airport in Athens so it’s highly unlikely you’d get it anyway!)
So without further ado…let’s get to it!
We were so pleased with our food choices while in Greece. There are literally soooo many restaurants to choose from, especially along the water in Mykonos. Restaurant managers literally stand outside and offer passersby everything from free appetizers to free cocktails in order to entice them to dine at their establishments. Be sure to read the photo descriptions for our recommendations on food and restaurants!
Pictured is moussaka, a popular dish made with layers of meat, potatoes and cheese. Think of it like a Greek lasagna. But it’s an interesting twist on savory – there’s a hint of cinnamon mixed in with the spices which tastes surprisingly good here.
More authentic Greek food: Greek salad and some of the most garlicky garlic bread we’ve ever had. Seriously, they did not skimp on the garlic!
Shrimp and pasta
Lobster and pasta
Crepe was huge – great breakfast
Complimentary breakfast buffet at the villa in Santorini
Our appetizer staples while in Greece had to include tzatziki sauce and something to dip it in! Here it was lightly fried zucchini – so good!
Here with pita bread
Stuffed chicken from Melitini, a restaurant in Oia, Santorini with beautiful views. Definitely go here after taking all of your pictures in Oia. This chicken was so tender and juicy. It resembled more of a pork loin.
Fried potatoes with cheese, also from Melitini – great side dish!
Restaurant alert: Little Kook, located in Athens, is a super cute bakery and cafe with an unmatched decor. Their holiday decorations are so cool. We went around Halloween time.
Menu is too cute
Val went the savory route with this ham and cheese crepe and fries. It was delicious and enough for two servings. And the fresh squeezed lemonade was the perfect blend of tart and sweet.
Confession: Between the two of us, we lost count of how many gyros we had. This one pictured from God’s Restaurant in Athens was our second favorite.
Our first favorite came from this place right here – Lucky’s in Fira, Santorini. So we scarfed down our gyros (which were less than 4 euros each!) before we could take a pic, so we’ll just describe it. You can sit at the bar like we did and watch the meat cook. It’s so crisp and flavorful and they stuff it, the onion, tomato and tzatziki sauce in a pita with fries (in the pita). Superb. Lucky is usually there as well – he’s a character. That’s all we can say. But take our word for it. The best gyro we had in Greece!
We were usually full after every meal, so our “desserts” usually came in the form of random stops for snacks as we explored each island. For some reason, we had a lot of gelato!
Not really a dessert, but it’s a must Kim has her morning coffee. And they decorate it so cute. This came from Mykonos.
Kim’s morning coffee
This ain’t your average chocolate cake. It was three layers of pure decadence from Little Kook in Athens. Kim went the sweet route and it took three sittings to finish this all.
Kim and her gelato in a cone.
Val’s three scoops of gelato in a cup: nutella, cookies and mint and cinnamon. The cinnamon was superb!
Wine & Other Spirits
As you know, we can’t go on vacation and not drink and be merry. Most of our accommodations in Greece welcomed us with a bottle or two of bubbly 🙂
Welcome wine from AVA Boutique Hotel in Athens
Can’t remember the name of this mixed drink but it had pomegranate and was quite tasty.
Cocktail and complimentary shots from Katerina’s Restaurant and Cocktail Bar in Mykonos.
Welcome bottle of wine in our Santorini villa