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A Culinary Experience to Remember

Divine Greek dishes to make your mouth water

Carol J.
A boat line coastline in Greece.

One of the most memorable culinary experiences I had was during my time spent in Greece. Contemporary Greek dishes make wide use of vegetables, olive oil, grains, fish, and wine.

You will also find several meats, including lamb, poultry, veal, beef, rabbit and pork.

Greek food uses the best of what’s in season and adds a little magic in the form of clever flavors. Greece’s culinary traditions date back hundreds of years and have evolved over time to absorb many diverse influences.

There are also other classic dishes such as moussaka, börek and tzaziki which have Arabic, Persian and Turkish roots.

Greek dishes are simple, colorful and incredibly nutritious. They have a reputation for being heart healthy.

A not-so-healthy dish is moussaka, made of layers of lamb and eggplant, smothered in béchamel sauce and cheese. It is extraordinary, but certainly not one you would indulge in on a daily basis.

Athens, Greece

The flavors I experienced during my short but memorable stay, were unprecedented. There was a 5-star Hilton located in Athens, which allowed me to sleep and dine in luxury.

Carol J.

An owner since 2013, Carol loves the sunrise views at her home resort, Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Anderson Ocean Club in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. She treasures having a full kitchen there, in which she enjoys cooking farmers market cuisine, such as fresh fish and garden greens. Carol travels with an iPad in her carry-on so she can always capture her favorite travel moments and use several travel apps to help make her vacations more seamless. While on vacation, she appreciates waking up with the sun to savor a cup of local coffee on her balcony. Carol is getting ready to retire and will focus her life on exploring her home country, Canada, as well as visiting new international destinations and writing all about them.

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