Top Greek Food you shouldn’t miss in Greece

Top 5 Greek Food you shouldn’t miss in Greece

1. Suvlaki

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Souvlaki is the most popular street food in Greece. No matter what time of the day it is, souvlaki holds a very special position in Greek street food routine. It is well cooked meat or yyros (chicken or pork) and served on a skewer or pita wrapped with tomato, famous tzatziki and fried potatoes.

2. Musaka

One of the most famous and delicious Greek foods. It is a family gathering dish filled with minced meat, eggplant and creamy béchamel sauce. Onion, garlic and a variety of spices like cinnamon make the recipe a perfect dish. Fortunately, Mousaka is served in almost all tavernas around Greece

3. Cheeses and cold cut meat from all over Greece

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Greece is famous for feta cheese but there are much more than just feta! Discover different kind of cheeses from all over Greece like graviera cheese from Naxos, Metsovone cheese from the mountainous village of Metsovo and much more. Pair it with a vast selection of cold cut meat like the “weird” pasturma, pork matured in wine and more! 

4. Yemista (stuffed tomatoes or other vegetables)

Classical Greek recipe, yemista is stuffed tomatoes, peppers or other vegetables. The stuffing can either be rice with various herbs or it may contain minced meat. There are a lot of variations of Yemista and you are allowed to experiment with different types of herbs & spices.

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5. Traditional pies

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The most famous and traditional pies are tiropita (cheece – usually feta cheese- pie) or spanakopita (spinach pie). But there are many other kind of pies to try to satisfy your choice of taste. Its versatility matches with every time of the day, as a lunch or starter or as a delicious mid – morning snack. Pies are one of the most popular choice of the Greeks.

If you want to explore more  amazing food and unique tastes during your stay in Athens click here to see our Eat like an Athenian food and walking tour and taste Athens like a local!  

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