Greek Food to Eat During Lent

The Lenten Fast (Easter Fast) lasts for about 40 days. During this time, Christians do not eat meat dishes, but they are allowed shellfish on certain days. Lent starts on Ash Wednesday and ends on Easter Sunday. In other words, 6 weeks of eating vegan food. The Nativity Fast lasts from November 15th until Christmas…

Eating in Greece: Menu Guide

For someone who is used to the Latin Alphabet, learning even basic Greek words and their spelling is hard. Sure , you’ve probably remembered some letters from the Physics classes, but putting them together in a word or sentence is well…hard. Therefore, the Greek restaurant and taverna owners are meeting travelers half way and often…

[VIDEO] How to Make Baklava

Baklava is probably the most famous Greek desert. You can find it all over the Balkans, Turkey and Middle East. While the Greek traditional recipe doesn’t call for pistachios, you will find variations of this desert which have pistachios spread on top or in the nuts mixture. If you have tasted baklava before, you probably…

[VIDEO] How to cook Moussaka

Moussaka is considered the National Food of Greece. It is an eggplant dish cooked in the Eastern Mediterranean, the Balkans and the Middle East; in each country you will find different ways to cook it. The ingredients for the traditional moussaka: eggplants, sliced ground beef or lamb tomatoes, cubed onions, chopped olive oil garlic bay…

Places to eat in Thessaloniki

Even if you are not a foodie, when in Greece it’s impossible not to be tempted to taste the Greek cuisine . Suitable for many dietary needs, it will make you understand the Greek culture even better. But when it comes to choosing a place to eat, things get complicated. In any large city, such…

Places to Eat in Athens

Rating the places to eat in any city is a challenge. We all have different tastes and there are few places which appeal to everyone. While most of the travelers who visit Athens appreciate the Greek cuisine and look for restaurants serving traditional food, others might want to experience other cuisines as well. Here is…

What to Eat in Greece

Even those who do not travel for the purpose of tasting the local food, will find the Greek cuisine interesting and quite healthy. The staples of the Greek cuisine include: olives, olive oil, feta cheese , fish, lamb and yogurt. The Greek cuisine is very diverse and although there are many common characteristics among the…