Eating My Way Through Athens and Santorini


I love food, and I love trying new things. As a foodie, I’m open to trying almost anything. There’s so much more to Greek food than I expected. There’s nothing like eating fresh seafood while staring out at the Aegean Sea.

When I plan a vacation, I typically plan around what I’m going to eat: what is the locale famous for and what haven’t I tried yet? Greece wasn’t anywhere near the top of my must-see places, partly because I just wasn’t excited about the food. So imagine my surprise when two of my friends decided to get married on the beautiful island of Santorini, about 120 miles southeast of mainland Greece.

Greek cuisine is considered a Mediterranean diet; it’s rich in fish and meats, olive oil, lemon, vegetables, and herbs. Olives, cheeses, yogurt, eggplant, and zucchini are also very prevalent.

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Lena Palmer

Lena Palmer

Managing Editor at Perillo Traveler
A culinary enthusiast, Lena can teach you the basics of leavening, the art of stir-frying, and how to chiffonade basil with one hand tied behind your back. Some of her favorite dishes to prepare include pulled pork with homemade barbecue sauce and fresh beer rolls, potstickers, and homemade tomato sauce.
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