Well, in keeping with my love of food, here’s the first food post from Greece. We were only in Athens for a short time and for one of the Athens days we were out in Delphi. On our very first night in Athens we went out to find a restaurant and were a little overwhelmed with the aggressiveness of the restaurant owners. They stand out on the sidewalk and try to get you to come in. “Best food in Greece” “Come see my kitchen” It was stressful. So we picked a place where the guy was the least aggressive and had a peaceful meal on the patio watching tourists walk by. (And we were sure most were tourists as we were in a pretty tourist hotspot area). My first meal was rice stuffed tomatoes. Something light after about twenty hours of travel. They were delish! The rice was spiced with herbs and the dish was hot and just what I wanted.
On our Delphi day we were taken (by our awesome travel agent Bill from Majestic travel) up to the small village of Evangelistria for a dinner in a Greek taverna. They don’t have a menu, they just tell you what meats they have available from their own animals. So we had fresh baked bread, fries (they seem to come with everything here, but these were hand cut and very tasty), pork chop from their own pigs, tzatziki, and greek salad. All very good and home made. We were glad that Bill was there to do the ordering for us though because no one spoke English and our Greek at this point was limited to hello and thank you.
On our trip to the Acropolis museum we decided to eat in the museum so that we could spend the maximum time looking at the exhibits and not be starving while trying to enjoy all the statues. I tried the pumpkin soup which was sooooo good. This cafe was really cool – all the tables had potted herbs as centerpieces. Ours was some sort of mint plant. And it was all glassed in and we could see the Parthenon from our table. This was the first time that I had a frozen hot chocolate. Chocolate is served hot and cold at pretty much every place that has coffee. Since I’m not much of a coffee drinker, this saved me from having pop all the time.