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Top 10 dishes from the Greek cuisine

Greece ● 18 May 2017
 

In Greece, you can find many precious local products that are some of the finest ingredients in the world, with which are being prepared delicious dishes that you can try only in the Greek cuisine. Be ready for an unforgettable culinary experience. Your stomach couldn't have been happier!

1. 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

2. Dolmades

Dolmades are grape leaf-wrapped rice parcel, eaten as finger food. Some dolmades have also minced meat or pine nuts.

3. Fresh fish

The Aegean Sea is full of fishes, and thus, in every Greek island, you can eat fresh fish. The red mullet is cooked lightly fried, but the big fishes are whole grilled, served with a lemon-oil dressing.

4. Octopus

Grilled or marinated, octopus is an ideal meze to eat, while drinking ouzo, or add as an ingredient in the pasta.

Octopus appetizer

5. Pies

Pies are very popular in Greece as an appetiser or a main dish. Filled with many cheeses (cheese pie) or spinach (spinach pie) or meat (meat pie), the pies are something you can find in every bakery of Greece.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. Feta cheese with honey

In this appetiser or dessert, feta is wrapped in filo pastry and then, is baked or fried, before honey is put on the top. The combination of salty feta and sweet honey create an amazing taste.

Feta with honey

9. Pastitsio

Pastitsio is baked pasta with minced meat and béchamel sauce. It is the alternative to moussaka, but with spaghetti instead of vegetables.

Pastitsio

10. Souvlaki

Souvlaki is the most famous street food in Greece, if not in Europe. Chicken or pork meat, combined with tzatziki, tomato, French fries and onion, is wrapped in a pita. It is cheap, delicious and the perfect food after alcohol.

Souvlaki

Where to Stay

Hotel in Heraklion, Greece Arolithos Traditional Cretan Village
Arolithos Traditional Cretan Village
11th km of old road Heraklion-Rethimnon, Tílisos, 71500 Heraklion, Greece

The Arolithos Traditional Village Hotel is located in a complex of buildings representing traditional Cretan village 12 km away from Heraklion. The distance from the Nikos Kazantzakis airport in Heraklion is 15 km. The distance from the beach is 5 km.

Hotel in Delphi, Greece Delphi Palace
Delphi Palace
69, Apollonos Str., 33054 Delphi, Greece

Delphi Palace is built in a central location in the village of Delphi, close to shops and restaurants. The archaeological site is just 1.8 km away. The lovely seaside village of Itea is 16.8 km away.

Hotel in Rethymno, Greece Cosmos Hotel
Cosmos Hotel
2, Albert Schweitzer str., 74100 Rethymno, Greece

Cosmos Hotel is located in the town of Rethymno, just a minute's walk from the beach. Rethymno Port is a 5-minute walk away. The nearest airport is Chania Airport, approximately an hour's drive away.


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