Greek culture emerged from the 2000 BC Mycenaean and Minoan civilisations and continued to develop into Classical Greece. The Byzantine Empire, or Eastern Roman Empire, of the Middle Ages ushered in the arts of Greece. The Ottoman Empire also had a great impact on Greek civilisation, but the War of Independence revitalised Greece and gave rise to a single entity of its rich culture.
Food and travel go together like planes and airports. No matter where you go you'll have little trouble finding at least one culinary experience that will help you understand the local culture. In some countries the food is the highlight, drawing many a foodie to its borders, like a moth to a flame. Here are 10 countries (in no particular order) that your taste buds will thank you for visiting.