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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 & Appartment in Agios Nikolaos, Greece Elounda Garden Suites
Elounda Garden Suites
Leoforos Dimokratias, Elounda, 72053 Agios Nikolaos, Greece

Elounda Garden Suites are located just 200 meters from the center of Elounda seaside resort and 400 meters from the sandy beach of Schizma. Agios Nikolaos town is at a distance of 10 km and Heraklion International Airport is at 70 km.

Hotel in Agios Nikolaos, Greece Elounda Krini Hotel
Elounda Krini Hotel
Andrea Papandreou, Elounda, 72053 Agios Nikolaos, Greece

Elounda Krini Hotel is located 1 km away from the center of the popular seaside resort Elounda and just a 5-minute walk from the beach. The scenic town of Agios Nikolaos and the port is at 8 km, while the capital of Crete, Heraklion, is at 70 km. Supermarkets, shops, restaurants can be found within a 10-minute walk.

Hotel in Thassos, Greece Diamond Hotel
Diamond Hotel
Limenaria, 64002 Thassos, Greece

Diamond Hotel is located in Limenaria, just a few minutes' walk from the beach. Limenas, the port of Thassos, is 37.4 km away.


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