Top 10 Foods You Must Eat In Greece

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Source: http://travelwithbender.com

1. Gyro

In Greece they have Gyros, Souvlaki and Kebab. A Gyro is when the meat is roasted vertically turning on the spit. Slices of it are then placed in pita with typical accessories – sauce (tzatziki), tomatoes, onions, lettuce and often french fries/chips. They are cheap and so yummy! But very messy for kids, try the alternative.

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2. Souvlaki

Means a skewer, so this is anything grilled on a skewer (lamb, chicken, pork, etc). These are great for the kids (and adults too). Sometimes these can be served in a similar style to a gyro, wrapped in pita bread with sauce and garnish. Other times just the meat on a stick.

3. Kebab

A kebab is an elongated piece of meat, kind of like a burger patty. It’s meat all minced and squished together into a sausage-look-alike. These are great for the kids. A good kebab will pack a lot more flavour than you may expect.

4. Saganaki

Deep fried cheese. Need I say more?

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5. Tirokroketes/Sfougata

Golden melt-in-your mouth fried cheese balls. I definitely don’t need to say more! (From the expert – Sfougata is made with local cheese, while Tirokroketes usually has mixed cheese.)

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6. Revithokeftedes

Similar to a Middle Eastern falafel, this is a fried chickpea ball packed with a spice blend unique to Greece.

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7. Feta Me Meli

Feta wrapped in filo pastry oven baked and then drizzled with honey. A dessert or an entrée, who knows? The delicate balance between the salty feta and sweet honey makes for an unforgettable party in your mouth.

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8. Mousakka

It’s like a pasta-free lasagne. Sautéed eggplant, minced meat, tomato, onion, garlic, potato, béchamel sauce and grilled cheese, layered and usually covered with cheese.

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 9. Tiropites

Triangle pastries made up of filo pasty and filled with a delicious mixture of Greek cheese. So simple, yet so delicious.

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10. Tzatziki

This has been my favourite dip since I can remember and the Greek do it so well with their awesome Greek yoghurt. Basically it is yoghurt and cucumber seasoned with garlic. Goes great with meat, vegetables, pita, or just by itself with a spoon.

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