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Don't leave Greece without tasting these delicious dishes

Greece ● 22 August 2017
 

According to Telegraph, there are some dishes of the Greek cuisine you should definitely taste before leaving Greece. Learn about them and be prepared for an amazing culinary experience in Greece!

Greek salad

The Greek salad is one of the most famous and easily made salads in the world. It consists of tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, green peppers, olives, feta cheese, oregano and olive oil. It is a delicious and nutritious salad, which is served in every restaurant or tavern in Greece.

Greek salad

Moussaka

Moussaka, one of the most famous dishes of the Greek cuisine, is based on layering: grilled or fried aubergine, potato and zucchini and between the layers minced meat. On the top, onion, garlic and béchamel sauce create the best food with meat, vegetables and a creamy sauce.

Moussaka

Loukoumades

Loukoumades are considered as the Greek version of doughnuts. They are crispy and golden on the outside, fluffy and airy on the inside. This delicacy is great during winter, as it is served hot, but it still remains a very good choice at any time of the year. If you want to try your cooking skills, you can prepare these bite-sized sweet honey puffs, which are served soaked in hot honey syrup, with a very simple recipe.

Loukoumades

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.

Tomato fritters

Fresh fish

Fish is cooked in the Greek cuisine either grilled, when it is a big fish, like sea bass, dorado, mackerel and haddock, or fried, when the fish is small, like red mullet. Some fishes, like sardine and sprat, are not cooked but rather marinated, being a perfect kickshaw combined with ouzo and the early version of sushi in Greece. The big fishes, which are grilled, are served with a delicious sauce of olive oil mixed with lemon, which gives them an extraordinary taste.

Pastitsada

Pastitsada is meat with spices and thick macaroni. The recipe used by the inhabitants of Corfu has its own secrets.They cook the meat in butter of Corfu in order to acquire its special flavour. They use many different spices, mainly cinnamon that adds sweetness to the dish and they create the sauce with red wine and vinegar , hence its deep red colour. Pastitsada can be made with both beef and chicken.

Taramosalata

Taramosalata is a sauce created from avgotaraho, lemon and olive oil. Avgotaraho from Mesologgi, is one of the most eclectic deli Greek products. The Greek caviar is made from the eggs of the flathead grey mullet, and it is certified with a Protected Designation of Origin label.

Taramosalata

Where to Stay

Hotel in Messinia, Greece Hotel Castello
Hotel Castello
Andrea Miaouli, Methoni, 24006 Messinia, Greece

Hotel Castello is located in the traditional town of Methoni, just a few meters from the castle and the beautiful sandy beach. The town of Pylos is a 15-minute drive away. Kalamata International Airport is 53 km away.

Hotel in Athens, Greece Acropolis House
8.8 10
Acropolis House
6, Kodrou Str., 10558 Athens, Greece

Located in the heart of the historic center of Athens, Hotel Acropolis House is a 5-minute walk from Syntagma Square which can be easily access via metro or the X95 airport bus. The new Acropolis Museum and The Acropolis are within a 10-minute walk. Athens International Airport is at 39 km.

Hotel in Thassos, Greece Acropolis Hotel
Acropolis Hotel
Limenas Thassou, 64004 Thassos, Greece

Acropolis Hotel is centrally located in the capital of Thassos, Limenas. The nearest beach is an 8-minute walk away. The port of Thassos is a 10-minute walk away.


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