With Christmas preparations in full swing, you may be forgiven for thinking that planning for my trip to Lindos, Rhodes, has been put on the backburner. Not so. At every spare moment I get, I’m typing ‘Rhodes’ into Google and gazing longingly at the gloriously blue skies and gorgeous white beaches that populate my screen.
But when I’m not looking at pictures of the place, I am looking up the restaurant and hotel reviews. Luckily, my hotel has got an excellent write up, so I just check the reviews to reassure myself more than anything else. My hotel is already booked, so there’s not much chance of me changing it.
But the restaurants! My, the restaurants! For such a small town, Lindos has plenty of places to eat. Bearing in mind we are only going to be there for seven nights, it will be really difficult to sample all of the food on offer. So I have been scouring the web, trying to decide where to go and what to eat.
A Greek Classic
Obviously we will need to try the moussaka, which is layered aubergine and lamb topped with béchamel sauce. This, without a doubt, is Greece’s signature dish, and is absolutely delicious.
Can’t Beat a Good Salad
But, considering it is going to be quite hot, I might just go for a salad some days. Luckily for me, the Greeks are revered for their salads. I like mine with vinegar and oil, splashed over chunky pieces of cucumber, feta cheese, red onion and cherry tomatoes. Delicious… and not too bad on the ol’ waistline as long as you don’t go nuts with the cheese.
Would You Like Dip with That?
I also can’t wait to get my hands on some authentic Tzatziki, which is strained yogurt mixed with cucumber and garlic. While it is normally served as a side dish, I love to slop lashes of it on a toasted pitta bread and chow down like it’s 1999.
Something to wash it down…
If you fancy a little tipple with your meal, you need to try the Ouzo. It is an aniseed flavour alcoholic spirit, and I love a cheeky wee shot over ice after a hearty feast. I may also take a couple of bottles back home with me and distribute them as gifts… but that’s assuming I don’t have them to myself before the plane lands!
What other food should I try on my trip? Let me know what you think in the comments section!