A Tasty Day in Greece
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Our trip to Greece can be summarised as life-changing. It blew our minds with her rich history and mythology. Athens, the capital, is not as well organised as other cities in Central Europe, but it is relatively safe and easy to walk around. I loved the metro, it is just so beautiful! More than the ones in Berlin, Madrid or Barcelona.
Greek people are very quiet and reserved. There are a lot of tourists so it is quite easy to find people who speak English; they also speak a bit of Spanish but not that much.
The landscape is breathtaking; there are historic monuments everywhere. Each part of the city made us feel like travelling in time and it is so amazing to realise that, indeed, this is where the modern civilisation was born. Delphos has so much history and legends that one can't help but get goosebumps; for instance, it is said that mortals would go to the Oracle for advice, but if the Oracle wasn't feeling in a good mood they should just sit and wait until the Pythoness was in a better mood (watch the movie 300!)
My favourite part of travelling is to indulge in local gastronomy. You can tell I like Greek food! My most favourite dish will forever be the souvlaki. You can choose the meat, either chicken, pork or lamb (I always have chicken :P). To this, you can add pita bread, red onions, tomatoes, and the super famous sauce made with cucumbers and yoghurt: tzatziki. Loved it.
Another delicious iconic dish is the gyros: this is pita bread, meat and tzatziki. It similar to the souvlaki; the difference is the way it is presented: for the souvlaki the meat is cut into very small pieces and served in a kebab style. My boyfriend tried rice with veal meat. It was served with tomato sauce and origanum, which gave it a very special Mediterranean taste.
Of course, we had to try the street food! We bought these small fruits, very similar to the cherries, but with a taste like plums. To this day we still don't know if they were cherries or plums :D Apparently, they are very popular and are available everywhere.
If one day the gods smile at you and you have the chance to visit Greece, don't miss it! Go to the Acropolis, the Parthenon, the Zeus Temple and have a snack at one of the many Plaka restaurants!
Thessaloniki Food Tour - $40.78