When it comes to food, I personally think the Greeks have more to offer compared to a typical European country. Most probably because of their location, their food have a Mediterranean influence rather than very typical European cuisines, which is to me a very big plus point cos boy I love some spices and stuff in my food!So during our short stay in Athens, we tried quite a lot of stuff. Obviously not all are perfect to my Asian taste buds but I'm gonna share with you some that I really like and would recommend you to try out if you are heading to Athens! :)
Just about a stone throw away from the apartment we stayed in Psiri, Lithos looks more like a humble but happening restaurant in the neighbourhood. We had our first dinner in Greece there and are very happy with our choice, which was based on Tripadvisor's recommendation.
|Still very jealous of cold countries that you can dine outside without screaming of heat and mozzies.|
We were feeling really hungry after a post-long flight nap, so here are the starters:
|Grilled Vegetables with Cheese, 6 Euro.|
|Calamari, 7 Euro.|
|Grilled Fish, 15 Euro.|
|Grilled Lamb Shank, 13 Euro.|
|Complimentary fresh fruits!|
Metro Cafe, Monastiraki Square
The next morning, we had breakfast at Metro Cafe, a cafe that is very easy to locate right at the Monastiraki Square. We picked the cafe very randomly, mostly because it was already opened quite early in the morning.
So here are our lovely breakfast...
But the Club Sandwich was the bomb! I seriously have not tried any better Club Sandwich than this one here! And it's not even at a famous cafes/bakeries but a random cafes in Athens! Fine, I've not been too many countries yet but so far this is the best! Fresh and yummy bacon slices, lettuce and Greece's famous tomato tucked in an amazingly thin and crispy breads, the sandwich screams awesomeness! What I also truly enjoyed was the tomato sauce that came with it, they were superbly yummy and thick, nothing like what we have in Malaysia! I'm assuming that must be a locally made ketchup, since Greek tomatoes are so sweet and delicious. :) Anyway, that sandwich is definitely to-die-for!!!
5, Monastiraki Square,
Nom Cheap in Athens
I did some research and I know the cheapest meal you can get in Santorini is a Souvlaki, a Greek version of Kebab. It is considered cheap in Santorini at 2.5 Euro but oh boy in Athen it is only 2.1 Euro!
|The shop looks just like a typical Kebab shop, like those in Australia!|
|So yummy and tummy-filling yet so affordable!|
|Blending in with the locals who also love eating their Souvlaki sitting at the Monastiraki Square.|
And then as we were walking back to the apartment, we walked past this small shop where there were so many people so we got all curious. So apparently apart from Souvlaki, the shop sells hot dogs and the cheapest one is 1 Euro! Say what? Something cheaper than a 2.1 Euro Souvlaki???
|Seriously, who say Europe is expensive when you can have a hotdog at 1 Euro?|
That's all for Athens, next up will be Santorini babey! Stay tuned! *wink~*
Note: Names of dishes and prices of each dish may differ since I only have receipts that are written all in Greek wordings.