Ok, maybe not just the cheese but all the food. The Greek salad above is so gorgeous I want to cry. The tomatoes are red and fresh. In America I had forgotten that a tomato actually had flavor and didn’t look like it needed a blood transfusion. The olive oil here is to die for. But back to the cheese…This ain’t the over salted feta we have in ‘Merica folks. In Greece, the lump of white cheese covered with oil and herbs that comes in the Greek salad is heaven in your mouth. There are so many kinds of cheese. I think the Greek consume more cheese than anyone, even the French. Kasseri, Halloumi, Kefalotyri, Mizithra, and many more can be grilled, fried covered in phyllo then fried, lit on fire or sometimes stuffed into a vegetable. I couldn’t get enough! Tip: bring fiber tablets
Let’s talk about the gyros. I usually stay the heck away from these at festivals but here…I seek them out. The meat is perfect, just greasy enough, a little crispy, thin and served with delicious tzatziki sauce, tomatoes and just a few french fries wrapped in a grilled pita. Pairs perfectly with a Mythos beer.
It’s sad but true. Greece has a terrible economy and everyone knows it. The silver lining (for tourists) is that your money goes a long way. There are great deals to be found with dining, shopping and hotels. You can stay in places like this:
You visiting helps their economy and they need you. Not to mention that they deserve the help considering what they are doing for humanity right now (see #10)
Was driving somewhere between Meteora and Delphi and just had to stop the car because….gorgeous.
This is Meteora, otherwise known as “The Eyrie” from Game of Thrones
This city has a bad reputation for some reason and I don’t see why. I loved Athens. Yes, if you’re a tourist you really don’t need to venture outside the central city neighborhoods but there is plenty to see and do. It is a great walking city. You never know when you will stroll next to some important ruins and just about everywhere you can look up and see the Acropolis.
The Erechtheion, the temple dedicated to the battle between Athena and Poseidon for guardianship over Athens.
They’re all gorgeous and iconic. Santorini and the romance of its epic sunsets. Mykonos with the party scene. Crete with its rugged beauty and history. Whether you want the well-known tourist laden island or the off the beaten track island, there are many to choose from!
Ok, so maybe history doesn’t sound too sexy compared to the Islands, but just look. You don’t have to care about history to appreciate these amazing sights. However, I bet they make you care…just a little.
Who doesn’t love a great sunset. Greece did not disappoint. The striking cliffs of Meteora provided quite a memorable sunset.
This is last but certainly not least. I have nothing but love and a deep respect for the Greek people. They are among the most generous people in the world. Despite a terrible economy and lacking resources, they manage to be generous and kind to the over 50,000 refugees in their country.
Read more: Volunteering with Refugees in Greece
Our incredible host, George, who made his grandmother’s sour cherries recipe to top our morning yogurt
Basically what I’m trying to say is that Greece is incredible in so many ways. It’s in my top 5 favorite countries for sure! Don’t wait. Book a trip now! Feel free to contact me with questions.