12 foods you MUST try when visiting Greece
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.
These fried dough puffs served with cinnamon, walnuts and sweet syrup or honey are, quite simply, little bites of heaven.
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.
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?
Layers of aubergine, tomato, garlic and onion, and béchamel sauce, covered with cheese… You’re imagining it right now, aren’t you?
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.
Two words: fried cheese. Say no more, right?!
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Funny story. One night we were dining at another (shall remain nameless) Adelaide restaurant. “Get the Saganaki,” the waiter advised. “It’s even better than The Greek on Halifax’s!” (He didn’t know who we were) – a) We LOVED that our Saganaki was considered the yard-stick for Adelaide pan-fried cheese and b) It really wasn’t (decent try, though 😉) #neverbetter
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.
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.
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Tune into @morningshowon7 tmw to learn how to make my Greek Kolokithokeftedes. These delicious Zucchini Feta Fritters are packed with vibrant green herbs and warm melted cheese, so versatile and perfect for Meat Free Monday! See you tomorrow @channel7. #greek #greekfood #feta #kolokithokeftedes #zucchini #fritters #tmzfood#glutenfree #glutenfreefood #glutenfreelife #glutenfreeliving #coeliac #celiac #hungryandfussy #foodphotography #foodphotographer
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!
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!
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!
OK, we’re now very very hungry. Who’s joining us for Gyros in Greece this summer?