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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

Studio & Appartment in Zakynthos, Greece Studio Stars
Studio Stars
Mouzaki - Laganas, 29092 Zakynthos, Greece

Surrounded by lush gardens with citrus trees, Studio Stars offers self-catering accommodation in a quiet location just 1 km away from the lively center of the cosmopolitan Laganas resort and 3 km from Laganas Beach. Zakynthos international airport is at 4 km, while the main port in picturesque and historic Zakynthos town is at 5 km. A bus stop with good service to the town can be found just a few meters away from the property.

Hotel in Ios, Greece Skala Hotel
Skala Hotel
Chora, 85500 Ios, Greece

Skala Hotel is located in Chora Ios only 200 meters from the center of the village. The famous Milopotas beach can be reached within a 20-minute walk. Ios Port is a 10-minute drive away.

Hostel in Thessaloniki, Greece Arabas Studios
Arabas Studios
28, Sahtouri Str., 54632 Thessaloniki, Greece

Being located in the historic part of Thessaloniki, so called Old or Upper Town (Ano Poli), Arabas hostel is an ideal place for backpackers, groups or individual travelers looking for budget and quality accommodation in a great location. The center of the bustling city of Thessaloniki can be reached within 15 minutes on foot. The train station is at 1.5 km, while the Thessaloniki Airport Makedonia is at 20 km. Many shops, traditional taverns, bars and the historic monuments located in the center of the town can be reached within short walking distance.


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