In Greece, eating out and sharing a meal with family and friends is as important as food itself. Part ambience, part attitude, part great produce, dining out Greek-style is a highlight for many travellers. Meals are a drawn-out, casual and convivial affair and the atmosphere at times almost festive, with families out until late. While there’s no lack of fancy restaurants in exquisite seaside settings or vistas of ancient temples, some of the best and most authentic food is found inside humble downtown taverns and no-frills places a block away from that killer view. Whether it’s dining alfresco at a rickety table with the sea virtually lapping at your feet, enjoying fine wine and modern Greek cuisine at a trendy Athens restaurant or eating boiled goat in a mountain village, dining out in Greece is never just about what you eat, but the whole sensory experience.