I've heard the adage about trying anything once. So while surrounded by Greek-inspired architecture in my vacation in Greece, I did just that. After sampling the salad, I immediately understood why the restaurant is named Olives.
Northern Greek farm
Greek Salad, or horiatiki salata, is a rough country salad of juicy tomatoes, crisp cucumber, sliced red onion, green pepper, crumbly feta cheese and plump black or kalamata olives from the Greek city of the same name. This I learned from a recipe website here.
The olives, serving as the meat of the salad, gave contrast to the leafy texture in the mouth. Its strong salty flavor even rivals the more subdued Spanish olive. When served right, it can be mouth-watering.
I, however, did not find the salad easy on my taste as I don't adjust easily to cuisines of other countries. Maybe I'll try it again. At least I've tried it once...