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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 Rethymno, Greece Ammoudi
Ammoudi
Lefkogia, Ammoudi, 74060 Rethymno, Greece

The family-run Ammoudi Hotel is located in a quiet area, only a 3-minute walk from beautiful, secluded Ammoudi Beach. The lively center of Rethymno town is at 30 km, while Chania International Airport "Ioannis Daskalogiannis" is 95 km away.

Hotel & Appartment in Andros, Greece Ostria Hotel & Apartments
Ostria Hotel & Apartments
Main Street, Gavrio, 84501 Andros, Greece

Ostria Hotel & Apartments are located in Gavrio, Andros just 500 m from the port and offer year-round, budget accommodation with the sea view in the great location. The nearest beach can be reached within 10 minutes walk.

Hotel in Piraeus, Greece Hotel Delfini
Hotel Delfini
7, Leocharous str., 18531 Piraeus, Greece

Hotel Delfini is located near the port of Piraeus just 3 minutes walk from the old electric railway station (Metro Line 1) and 5 minutes walk from the port, which has direct accessibility to all Aegean islands. The center of Athens can be reached within 15 minutes from the nearest railway/metro station (Piraeus). The Athens International Airport can be reached in 1 hour and 50 minutes with the bus X95 or in 1 hour and 30 minutes with the electric train and metro.


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