Food experiences in Greece - Sharing Our Fun Finds
Food we ate while in Greece
We had opportunities in Greece to eat all kinds of fun things. This hub is dedicated to some of those foods and those times.
We had to try gyros, slouvaki right off, for we had heard about those! The first night back in Athens we found a little place that made the most exellent food slouvaki I could imagine having. I had never eaten anything like it. I loved how you could eat at little tables outside, with so much of the nightlife going on all around you.
One day while we were in Corinth, we stopped at a little restaurant. When it was time to be seated, we walked around the building and up stairs to a secluded area where we could view Corinth remains, and Acrocorinth as well. Our host there had told the owner of the restaurant we had a certain amount of money to spend on lunch, and could he provide us with an array of his favorite dishes? So we had a variety of different things. Everything from dishes with pasta, to dishes with rice, small fish, greek salad, bread with a special dipping sauce, pieces of pork on a stick that were incredibly good, etc. We had orange Fantas, cokes, and water to drink. It was a very memorable experience in Corinth that I will never forget. :) It ended on a fun note, because as we finished, a woman and her little dog were coming up onto the terrace area. She smiled and greeted us, and I was able to get a picture of the little dog that was very well behaved around all this yummy food. (much better than my little beagle would have been lol)
Another day in a smaller village, we went to another restaurant and ate outside again under the olive trees. It was beautiful, and a joy. We had some octopus that day!! To be clear, this is not considered squid to them, that is something altogether different. We had both during our time there, and both were wonderful. We had the small pork or chicken pieces on a stick again, and potatoes, fries, and of course their beautiful greek salads. More orange fanta, and cokes and beer were favorite drinks, and of course water. I wish I could convey to you, how it felt to enjoy a nice meal outside in Greece, under the shade of the trees... Peaceful, serene, pleasant, relaxing are some words that come to mind.
As mentioned before, we had slouvaki a few times and it was always sooo good. One evening, we saw a special chocolate shop across from where we were eating. It was called Creme Chocolate. (The name alone, got my attention, hehe) We had to go there after of course, it was a beautiful store, I had not seen anything like it with chandeliers and beautiful carvings and cakes and candies. It had wonderful things, beautiful things that looked like food art!! My son asked how much one of their confections were, (he is 15 years old), and wanted to buy one. They asked him to just have it, to take it, and we were so impressed with everything about the place, we soon bought up all kinds of goodies there. We had ice creams and chocolate treats, and then had the pleasure of finishing them on a walk back to our camping area along the beach. What is better, than having a yummy mango ice cream in a waffle cone, and walking along the beach on a beautiful evening?? :) Not much!
Another day, on another bit of coastline on the Peloponnese Peninsula, we had another meal and it included the regulars we had been having, and also some squid, that was fresh and fried, and so so good. This was also served outside, and the atmosphere pleasant and relaxing, and a true joy. It was the kind of experience that I wished some from back home could share with us there. One point to share, is that generally speaking, you don't mix the octopus and pork types of dishes, but the kids didn't care and had it all lol.
I plan on sharing some of the pictures from these times, but do be aware, the pictures don't do the food justice. I think I even have a picture of the little dog that greeted us as we were finishing one day. :)
If you do happen to know the official names of any of these foods that I didn't know, please do share with me. That time was such a wonderful whirlwind, and I should have written them down, but didn't. Thanks for any help. Enjoy!!