Everyone is entitled to their opinion Swagman and I respect yours.
But I cannot help wondering where you ate and drank ...
Although I have heard criticism against my country, the consensus of opinion on Greek food and wine is extremely positive.
I offer food to my clients daily and I only hear praise for local produce.
Greek meat, fish
, vegetables and fruit is still 'real'. Tomatoes for example don't just look like tomatoes. They taste
In my experience - I often travel round the Med - this is not the case with French and Italian tomatoes, except perhaps the ones you can still find on Sicily
and the Aeolian islands, if you look.
And have you ever eaten skaros - a fish
found in Greek waters and celebrated since ancient times? The roman emperors would have them brought for their banquets from Crete.
As for the wine, it has been produced since the dawn of history
in Greece and there is a tremendous variety of really good wine.
Have you ever drank wine from Crete, Nemea, Paros, Ikaria, Samos, to mention just a few?
It is true that there is also cheap
wine which is produced for the kind of tourists who are more interested in getting drunk than in enjoying wine. I would not touch that.
Likewise there are tourist-trap-restaurants that serve what they think tourists like, i.e. Greek food modified for the tourists with wine to match.
From your comments I must conclude you have fallen victim of these.
Next time you are in Greece try going to where the locals eat and drink. You may well change your mind about Greek food and wine.
There is a lot that could be improved in Greece but there is not a lot you could wish for in the quality of food and drink.