Local Bites

12 foods you MUST try when visiting Greece

By MedSailors Crew
on  December 22, 2016

Sampling the local cuisine of any destination is one of the very best things about travelling, are we right?. Here are 13 dishes that will keep your taste buds happy throughout your Greece sailing adventure.

1. Loukoumades
These fried dough puffs served with cinnamon, walnuts and sweet syrup or honey are, quite simply, little bites of heaven.

2. Olives
Having been an important part of Greek culture for over 5,000 years, many eateries make their own olive oil from their own olive trees. There’s nothing quite like the fresh taste of cucumber, tomato, olives and feta, with a drizzle of olive oil, lemon juice and a hint of vinegar. Perfect.

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Perky mouth watering olives!

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3. Fresh fish
After a few hours of soaking up the sunshine beside the sea, what better way to end the day than by sampling a dish made with some of the freshest and most delicious fish in the world?

4. Moussaka
Layers of aubergine, tomato, garlic and onion, and béchamel sauce, covered with cheese… You’re imagining it right now, aren’t you?


5. Baklava
Crisp layers of filo pastry contain a mixture of walnuts, almonds and cinnamon, before being brushed with a generous helping of sweet syrup and baked until golden brown. Don’t forget to Instagram this sweet wonder, you won’t want to forget it!

6. Greek yogurt with honey
Will taste 100% better than any yogurt or honey you’ve tasted before.

7. Saganaki
Two words: fried cheese. Say no more, right?!


8. Octopus
As you enjoy your sailing holiday, octopus drying out in harbour towns will become a familiar sight. Stopping off to sample some freshly grilled octopus, served with pasta will easily be one of the highlights of your day.

9. Kolokithokeftedes
Crisp on the outside and creamy in the middle, these veggie friendly courgette balls contain salty feta and are seasoned with mint for extra freshness. Unpronounceable but delicious.

10. Spanakopita
These crisp filo pastry parcels come in a huge variety of shapes and sizes and are filled with fresh spinach and creamy feta. There’s absolutely no way you will avoid going back for seconds!

11. Tzatziki
Tasting best when made from authentic Greek yoghurt and fresh cucumber, you’ll find this delicious dip on every Greek menu. Don’t be afraid to dive straight in there with your spoon – you won’t regret it!

12. Yemista
Juicy tomatoes and peppers are stuffed with herbs, rice and cheese, before being baked just long enough to bring out the sweetness of the vegetables and melt the cheese. Light, refreshing and satisfying, but you’ll still have room for dessert!

Oh and… Gyros

Greece’s infamous kebab wrapped pita with tzatziki and chips and from only €1.50 each, this is probably the tastiest and best value for money kebab you will ever have!

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Life is about choices….and gyros!

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OK, we’re now very very hungry. Who’s joining us for Gyros in Greece this summer?

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