A great way to experience a country is through its food. And here is my list of must-try food when visiting Greece!
Gyros is the Greek street food. It is made from pork or chicken meat, cooked on a vertical rotisserie and served wrapped in a pita along other ingredients like potato ships, tomatoes and tzatziki.
Traditional Greek pastries, they are usually filled with nuts and generously drizzled with syrup. Some examples are Baklavas, Portokalopita (orange cake) and Ravani (Semolina Cake).
A very simple dish that you can make a home. What makes the difference is the freshness of the ingredients. Greek salad is made with tomatoes, cucumber, peppers, onions and off course feta, dressed in just olive oil and oregano.
You can’t go to a Mediterranean country and not try fresh fish. Best way to enjoy is grilled on charcoal and server with ladolemono (olive oil and lemon).
Advice, try to avoid very touristic taverns as you might not get the best products that there is out there.
It is served as a meze (snack/starter). It can be grilled on charcoal or marinated in vinegar, either way it is delicious!
Steamed vine leaves stuffed with rice (or meat depending on the region) and folded over to create a small parcel. It is usually served as a meze (snack/starter).
Traditional Greek chesses, like graviera, breaded and then fried and served with a squeeze of lemon.
Vegetables, usually tomatoes, peppers and courgettes, stuffed with rice and/or mince meat baked in the oven, served with oven backed potatoes or chips and a scoop of yogurt (or tzatziki).