LONDON, February 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Whether you enjoyed some fantastic fresh feta cheese on holiday in Greece or tried authentic tagines in Morocco; food is often one of the most memorable experiences of a trip overseas.
Food lovers wanting an unforgettable holiday should always try out national dishes - and the best place to try this is often the local markets. But it's not just tasty treats and tempting foods that get appetites whet when on holiday, the thought of stunning beaches and exotic locations to consume the cuisine in is also a winning bonus.
Direct Holidays brings you three of the best cheap holidays for food lovers.
Goa is not only a fantastic destination for lounging on the beach, soaking up the sun and diving into the cool Indian Ocean, it is also enjoys a fabulous fusion of Indian cooking with Portuguese influences. The Portuguese colonists introduced foods like tomatoes and potatoes along with, surprisingly, the countries favourite ingredient, chilli, to the area.
Serving up the best of North and South Indian food, with a maritime mix, Marmagao, the main port of Goa, has some of the best seafood in the world, all to be enjoyed while you take in the glorious sunsets overlooking the ocean.
In addition to this on a holiday to Goa, you can sample the strong local spirit Feni, which is made from coconut or cashew apples and specific to the Goa region.
Street food in Turkey, particularly borek (filled fried filo pastry) and simit (a sesame bread ring) are very popular snacks and can be bought at a bargain from the array of market vendors; along with roasted chestnuts, stuffed mussels and corn on the cob. The Iskender kebab is one of the most famous meat foods of northwestern Turkey and prepared from thinly cut grilled lamb, basted with hot tomato sauce over pieces of pita bread and generously slathered with butter and yoghurt. You must also try a meze on your Turkey holidays; which is a selection of small cold and hot dishes made for sharing.
Turkey is also part of a region where wine-making has a very long history and boasts the world's fourth largest grape-growing area! It produces many excellent wines using indigenous grapes which definitely deserve a try, with winemakers including Doluca, Kavaklidere, Pamukkale, Sevilen and Vinkara.
Kos is another food lover's paradise, especially if you are a fan of Greek cuisine.
From sitting in a tavern sampling and sharing a traditional meze, which showcases the range of food this country has to offer, to eating the classic Moussaka and authentic kebabs, which are far removed from the usual high-street takeaways.
Cheap holidays to Kos are extremely affordable at the moment, so be sure to visit Direct Holidays for the latest selection of bargain breaks.
SOURCE Direct Holidays