Central Greece

Countryside tradition meets city culture

Central Greece stretches across the southern part of the Greek mainland bordering the Aegean Sea to the east, the Ionian Sea to the west and the Corinthian Gulf to the south.

With dramatically diverse geographical characteristics, Central Greece combines the unique beauty of spectacular settings with magnificent monuments. The Acropolis of Athens, the Oracle of Delphi and Thermopylae, site of the famous battle against the Persians, highlight the region’s cultural heritage.  Central Greece, the country’s 2nd largest and most populated district, has a dual character.  The peaceful atmosphere of the countryside with its agricultural tradition and the vibrancy of urban life in Athens, a European capital and smaller towns on the move.

You don’t have to be an Athenian ‘in the know’ to experience the joys of the regional gastronomic heritage in every corner of the capital.  Countryside tradition meets city culture in a variety of fresh products and creative cuisine. From nutritious street food   to a full breakfast of energy-boosting superfoods, the Greek tradition of fresh food is alive and well in the city.

The Mediterranean Diet springs from many of the traditional products cultivated in Central Greece, including a wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, such as apples, oranges juicy peaches, nectarines and refreshing melons and watermelons.

Traditional products, such as wheat, honey, olives, olive oil and the famous eggs of Megara, as well as meat are highlights of the region’s agricultural heritage.

What you can expect.

The Greek Breakfast of Central Greece offers the taste and flavors of the wider region including Attica, Messolonghi, Euboea, Karpenissi, Amfissa, Arachova, Delphi, Galaxidi.

A few of the delicacies you can expect are hominy from Lamia, psiandra from Messolongh,i vegetable pie with beet, spinach or other greens, egg pie of Roumeli, spinach and cheese pies, delicious cheeses, such as formaela of Arachova of Parnassos (PDO), yoghurt, a variety of traditional breads and the freshest fruits under the sun.