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Famous Greek dishes for a delicious yet affordable culinary experience

Greece ● 24 April 2017
 

There are some dishes and local products that are typically Greek. In every place in Greece, you can find them and enjoy their amazing taste as well as their energy and their nutritious ingredients in prices you could not even imagine. These are the delicious, yet affordable signature Greek dishes and foods.

1. Souvlaki

Souvlaki is a popular fast food, which consists of small pieces of meat and vegetables, like tomatoes and onions, grilled on a skewer. It is served in a pita wrap with sauce (tzatziki) and French fries. A tavern, which prepares souvlaki (souvlatzidiko), you can find it everywhere in Greece, even in the smallest island or village. Souvlaki costs 2-3€.

Souvlaki

2. Greek salad

The Greek salad 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 and costs 6-8€.

Greek salad

3. Tzatziki

Tzatziki is a sauce served as dip, appetiser or together with grilled meat and souvlaki. It is made of strained yoghourt, mixed with cucumbers, garlic, salt and olive oil. It is always served cold and as an appetiser, it costs 4-5€ in a Greek tavern. Its taste is unique and different from everything you have tasted.

Tzatziki

4. Greek yoghourt

The Greek yoghourt is famous worldwide thanks to its special taste and high quality. It is the perfect breakfast to start your day with energy, and you will find it in every hotel or hostel you will stay in Greece. It includes many vitamins and nutrients and can be combined with honey, fruits, nuts, cinnamon, marmalade or biscuits. You can eat it also as a snack during the day as you can find it in any mini market, everywhere in Greece, and the good news are that it is very cheap (1-2€ per cup).

Greek yoghourt

5. Loukoumades

Loukoumades is the Greek version of doughnuts, a popular delicacy all over the Mediterranean. They are crispy and golden on the outside, fluffy and airy on the inside. This dessert is served hot and combined with honey. It costs 4-7€ and can be found in traditional cafés and food trucks all over Greece.

Loukoumades

6. Other local products

In Greece, in addition to the abovementioned dishes, you can also find many fine local products that are used for these dishes and are reasonably cheap in Greece. Olive oil, honey, wine, red saffron and currants are only some of the signature Greek products that can be taken back home and remind you of your unforgettable vacations in Greece.

Where to Stay

Hotel in Chalkidiki, Greece Panorama Spa Hotel
Panorama Spa Hotel
Ouranoupoli, 63075 Chalkidiki, Greece

Panorama Spa Hotel is located in the beautiful village of Ouranoupolis, just a 5-minute walk from the beach. The port, where boats depart for Mount Athos is a 15-minute walk away. Thessaloniki Airport is 116 km away.

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 Ioannina, Greece Krikonis Hotel
Krikonis Hotel
10, Niarchou Str., 45500 Ioannina, Greece

Krikonis Hotel is located in Ioannina, close to the city center and close to the University of Ioannina. The National Airport of Ioannina is a 15-minute drive away from the property.


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