Traditional Cuisine in Athens

Who hasn't heard of moussaka? Enjoy a taste of Greek cuisine.

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Traditional Cuisine in Athens

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As you'll no doubt find out in Athens, gastronomy is one of Greece's key selling points. This may be due to its traditional recipes or its Mediterranean location. However, it is also thanks to the mix of cultures and traditions, from European to oriental touches and of course Turkish influences, which adds a unique flavour to its dishes. It is, without question, one of greatest cuisines in the world. The most famous Greek dish is moussaka, made from a mixture of vegetables, meat, cinnamon and red wine. It looks a bit like lasagne but has a completely different, delicious taste… Don't just take our word for it though! There are countless places to try amazing Greek food around the city, we recommend starting with Mitropoleos and Kidathineon Street and, if you want a more specific recommendation, try Aleka's for its traditional and highly popular moussaka (2 Thrasivoulou). Bon appétit!

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