One reason a lot of great memories are created for travellers is the experience of amazing foods we never thought even existed let alone end up eating them, and more so enjoying them. The Greeks have an extraordinarily long history, and their traditional foods date back as far as civilisation, so when travelling to Greece, you can expect the flavours that tantalise your taste buds to be amazing.
Here are 12 foods you really should try in Greece.
Traditionally, Greek salad is served with almost every meal. Choriatiki are constructed with tomatoes, olives, and cucumber and feta cheese.
Sagnaki refers to many dishes that are fried like Shrimp Sagnaki, Mussels Sagnaki and the most famous Cheese Saganaki.
Ellinikos is still the most popular style of coffee in Greece, which is served in a traditional long handled coffee copper pot known as briki.
This is a popular Cretan meze, found in most Greek restaurants. A traditional kolokythokeftedes is crispy on the outside with a creamy texture of feta cheese and fresh minton the inside.
Dolmadakia are tiny dolmades that are made of stuffed grape leaves. The leaves are stuffed with ground lamb or beef and rice.
These Santorini Tomato Fritters are a traditional meze vegetarian food item from Santorini and Syros. They have rough edges with tomato, mint and onion chunks.
Galaktoboureko is a great Greek dessert made of crispy filo pastry coated in melted butter and filled with creamy custard & scented syrup.
Bougatsa is a sweet semolina custard filo pastry which is coated with a powder sugar and cinnamon dust.
- Keftethes (Meatballs)
The Greek meatball is an appetizer served with creamy sauce and pita breads but is often served as a main course with basmati rice and Choriatiki.
These delicious Greek donuts are bite-sized golden balls of fried dough coated with sweet syrup, walnuts and cinnamon.
Creamy and juicy, Moussaka is tomato sauce, minced beef eggplants and creamy béchamel sauce layered to create heaven in a bowl.
Revani is a nutty and grainy cake with lemon flavour, and although not overly sweet, the orange zest syrup that coats it is insanely good.