When thinking about healthy, summer nutrition, the minds of connoisseurs will subtly travel to the Mediterranean. A place with mild winters and its peak during summer months. Since this is the case, the Mediterranean diet has been formulated around the summer season, brimming with predominantly light yet moreish food options, and abundant in vegetable dishes without sparing any expense on the meat varieties either. Balanced, well rounded, flavorful and simply delightful, the Mediterranean cuisine is something worth traveling for. And one country that is able to provide the traveler from far and wide with a truly unforgettable holiday experience, combining succulent gastronomy with sensational landscapes is definitely Greece.
Sense Fine dining with Acropolis view in Athens
Arriving in Greece’s capital city, the must-see guide of the city demands a visit to its most imposing landmark; the stunning Acropolis rock. For the more culture seekers, and if you don’t mind a small hike you can see it up close and personal, Parthenon and all. Being the highest point of the Athens, the panoramic views from its precipice are breathtaking. It’s a worth doing during the day, best to attempt it during the day or early evening to avoid the midday heat.
However, for those who are more indulgent and prefer to combine fine dining with an Acropolis view, then the Sense rooftop restaurant will provide such a culinary experience. Refined flavors feature on its modern Greek menu, incorporating playful versions of otherwise classic Greek dishes. Its cuisine showcases the next step in the Greek culinary evolution. Try the Rooster Pastitsada as a main, and Pillars for dessert. Both dishes will give a new dimension to creative.
Traditional island flavors in Folegandros
Greece is blessed enough to be surrounded by not one, or two, but three sea masses. Apart from the Mediterranean sea, Greece has the Ionian to the west and the Aegean to the east. The latter is home to many Greek islands that thousands of travelers flee to each summer. Depending on what kind of traveler you are you should select your island destination accordingly. For those who want an authentic, tranquil island experience coupled with traditional flavors and a touch of luxury, Folegandros is the obvious choice.
The island has resisted the erosion of mass tourism, maintaining laid back rhythms til this day. Folegandros offers the visitor an unprecedented true island holiday, brought about by warm and cordial hospitality. Try the best of local cuisine at the Lure Seafood restaurant, sampling both superb seafood dishes with a modern twist, traditional flavors made with ‘meraki’* as the Greeks would say. Try the local pies, as they will surely become your newest craze!
Speechless cliff top dinners in Santorini
Santorini needs no introductions. The island of the cosmopolitan romantics boasts one of the world’s most breathtaking sunsets. The fact that the island is often clamored by visitors can be a bit of a turn off when searching for a quiet spot to enjoy a dreamy dinner experience. The answer to this lies simply in looking at other locations other than the most popular on the island. On the southernmost tip of the crescent island, Akrotiri beckons you to experience an intimate culinary experience filled with all the colors of the sunset-strewn sky. And all the delectable flavors of superior Greek gastronomy.
Alali restaurant will leave you literally speechless as its Greek name suggests, with a plethora of fresh, fragrant dishes that fully represent the best of Greek ingredients coupled with expert execution and with a view that will satiate your senses in an instant. Indulge in the Lobster with linguine, asparagus, and saffron. Feel as spoiled as possible while gazing into the majestic horizon.
What about dining in Crete?
Two are some of my favorite places in town. You can read about them here:
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