Greek Restaurants Athens
There's so much more to Greek cuisine than the olives and olive oil, feta cheese and lamb that automatically come to mind. Athens Greek restaurants usually feature a wide array of healthy yet delicious dishes that represent the different cultures that have influenced Greece, from Southern Europe to the Middle East. Other popularly-used ingredients include tomatoes, aubergine, potatoes, okra, beans, goat meat, mutton, and seafood aside from the traditionally liberal use of fragrant herbs such as thyme and dill. First-timers will be tantalized by a smorgasbord of mezedes or appetizers that most restaurants offer. Follow this up with a bowlful of thick stew, a hearty salad, or a platter of grilled meat or seafood. Sweet and rich desserts, such as the honey- drenched baklava, will round off a satisfying meal in any of Athens's authentic restaurants.