A foodie tour through Athens: Why it’s a great time to visit Greece

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There could never be a better time to visit Greece, according to travel blogger Natalie Roos. Here’s why.

In October 2014 I set off to Athens with a single item of business on my itinerary: Eat. And that’s exactly what I did.

Over the course of five days I ate my way through the city, pausing only briefly for a few hours to visit the National Archaeological Museum or climb the Acropolis before getting back to the business of savoring every mouthful of this delicious city.

On my first night in the city, he took me to a small restaurant called Ta Karamanlidika tou Fani (which I have still never been able to say out loud), which serves the most incredible Turkish-Greek fusion food. It was clear by the fascination on the faces of the owner and waiters that they do not often receive tourists.

Andreas ordered plate after plate of warm vine leaves stuffed with rice, pan-fried eggs with potato, sausage and spices and potatoes fried with chilly and dill. We washed it down with a couple of bottles of what was to become my favorite local beer, Fix. I still think of it as one of the best meals I’ve ever had.

I reached out to Andreas to ask him a few questions about the current situation in Greece. “From my point of view, the worst is the feeling of uncertainty in society – a bit of fear and a bad mood. But still, the funny thing is that you will still see so many people outside drinking, flirting and talking, Greeks are happy people!”, he says.

When I asked whether he thought now would be a good time to visit Greece, he replied:
“Of course! I think visiting Athens and getting to know this unique city and her people is one of the best way to help Athens, one of the most interesting countries in Europe. Greece is Europe.
Don’t forget traveling is one of the best ways to invest your money in yourself! Now is a really good time because we have huge discount period. That’s a travel tip for our friends in South Africa.”

Make sure to walk the city. There is so much amazing street art to see and getting lost is half the fun.

See more of Natalie’s foodie pics here…

Photo: Natalie Roos
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