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Delicious vegetarian dishes from the Greek cuisine

Greece ● 13 July 2017
 

Just because you are vegetarian doesn't mean you can't eat delicious dishes and enjoy amazing gastronomic experiences. Especially in Greece, you will be in a culinary paradise since the Greek cuisine has many vegetarian dishes. The Greek cuisine is based on vegetables in addition to meat and fish, and in Greece, you will have the opportunity to get familiar with a cuisine that will surprise you. Read here the best vegetarian dishes of the Greek cuisine, and be prepared for an abundant culinary adventure!

Greek salad

The Greek salad is a delicious and nutritious salad, famous all over the world, which consists of tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, green peppers, olives, feta cheese, oregano and olive oil. Without feta cheese, it is the ultimate veggie dish.

Greek salad

Dolmades

Dolmades are grape leaf-wrapped rice parcel, eaten as finger food. Some dolmades are also stuffed with pine nuts.

Dolmades

Courgette balls

Courgette balls (kolokythokeftedes) are crispy balls with zucchini, mint and creamy cheese on the inside. It is a veggie starter and a very popular dish in Crete, which however you can find all over Greece.

Tomato fritters

Tomato fritters (tomatokeftedes) are the alternative to courgette balls, if you don't like zucchini. Basically, they are dried tomatoes fried with flour. They are also a veggie starter and are very popular in Santorini.

Dakos

The most popular dish in Crete, which is however served in every tavern in Greece, is a combination of salad and appetiser. Barley rusks, which are soaked in water or olive oil to get softened, are topped with fresh tomato and cheese, feta or myzithra. Salt, oregano, pepper and Cretan olive oil give dakos an excellent taste.

Dakos

Fava

Extra tasty, velvety in texture, nutritious and sweet, fava of Santorini has awarded PDO status (Protected Designation of Origin). Most commonly, it is pureed and served as a dip, sprinkled with lemon juice, olive oil and onions. However, there are many recipes with fava, such as with tomatoes, capers and other vegetables, and it can also be served as a soup.

Fava

Tsimetia

Tsimetia, a traditional dish from Ios, are zucchini's flowers filled with rice and then baked or fried. They are the ultimate vegan dish and offered as an appetiser.

Sefoukloti

Sefoukloti is a sweet-savoury pie with chards or wild greens, parsley, fennel, onion, mint and rice. You can taste this yummy pie in every traditional tavern in Naxos, and it is a perfect possibility to get familiar with the vegetarian cuisine of the islands.

Spinach pie

The pies are famous dishes of the Greek cuisine, and everywhere in Greece, you can find a bakery, which serves delicious pies with many and unique ingredients. Spinach pie is a favourite pie of all Greeks as it is a light meal, full of iron, protein and energy.

Spinach pie

Where to Stay

Hotel in Argos, Greece Morfeas Hotel
Morfeas Hotel
2, Danaou str., 21200 Argos, Greece

Morfeas Hotel is in a central location in Argos, 14 km away from Mycenae and 12 km away from Nafplio. The property is close to supermarkets, shops and restaurants. The International Airport of Kalamata is 128 km away.

Appartment in Zagorochoria, Greece Elafotopos
Elafotopos
Elafotopos, 44007 Zagorochoria, Greece

The hostel is located in Lower Mahala village, next to the church of the Assumption and the Folklore Museum, always with the same flavors and hearty welcome Mrs. Eleni who makes you feel at home.

Hostel in Thessaloniki, Greece Arabas Studios
Arabas Studios
28, Sahtouri Str., 54632 Thessaloniki, Greece

Being located in the historic part of Thessaloniki, so called Old or Upper Town (Ano Poli), Arabas hostel is an ideal place for backpackers, groups or individual travelers looking for budget and quality accommodation in a great location. The center of the bustling city of Thessaloniki can be reached within 15 minutes on foot. The train station is at 1.5 km, while the Thessaloniki Airport Makedonia is at 20 km. Many shops, traditional taverns, bars and the historic monuments located in the center of the town can be reached within short walking distance.


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