I am a big fan of Greek Yoghurt.


And so I felt I was duty bound to go and find some when I was in Athens.

The problem is that this isn’t as simple as you may think. Greek Yoghurt – known as Straggisto, or strained yoghurt here in Greece – may well turn up on menus but if you’re after the creme de la creme of the Greek yog world, you don’t have many options.

Back in the 1960s, there were around 1600 dairy bars in Athens and Piraeus that sold milk and yoghurt, and yet now there is just one.


Fortunately for us, it was next door to where we were staying at DAVE Red Athens and at €4 for the yoghurt, honey and walnuts, worked out cheaper than paying for breakfast at our hotel.

The serving was HUGE and oh so decadent – it definitely felt more like a pudding than a dish to start the day – but wow, wow, wow.

Please also let me know if you end up ordering the ‘butter with honey’ dish… I am INTRIGUED.

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