Taramasalata

Before we begin with this delicious dish, it’s worth noting that Greece is popular for its olives and olive oil so you’ll them both being part of most of these dishes.

Taramasalata is an appetizer made from tarama, which is fish roe, and is a very classic and delicious dip.

Tzatziki

Tzatziki is another classic Greek dip which is used to accompany just about anything. It’s made with yogurt, cucumber and garlic.

It’s popular for its strong taste.

Dolmades

It’s usually big grape leaves stuffed with rice among other things. Some of them even include minced meat making it a great finger food.

Moussaka

Moussaka is one of the most popular Greek dishes across the world and it’s the most memorable for travelers who visit Greece.

It’s made with eggplants, potatoes and minced meat, topped with béchamel sauce! It’s very delicious and is best eaten warm.

Gyros and Souvlaki

Moussakas is popular but Gyros and Souvlaki are the king of Greek fast food.

Gyros meat can be both pork and chicken and is used as the stuffing of wrapped pita bread along with other tasty ingredients of the client’s choosing. It’s a very cheap and versatile dish and can be eaten wrapped or open as a ration.

Fresh Fish

With the Mediterranean climate and the Aegean and Ionian sea at its hills, Greece is well known for its seafood. One of the most traditional is grilled sea bass or fried anchovies which can be savoured at seaside tavernas across the country.

Courgette Balls

Courgette balls, also known as zucchini balls are similar to meatballs but instead of meat, they’re made with zucchini, potato and other spices.

It’s very delicious and is perfect as an appetizer. They’ll leave you wanting more.

Grilled Octopus

As mentioned Greek seafood is some of the best in the world and grilled octopus is its signature dish.

Accompanied with oil and lemon, it’s a lovely dish to have while watching the sea.

Feta and Saganaki

Greek feta cheese is white cheese that is exported all over the world. It’s very delicious and very healthy. Saganaki is fried feta cheese and is equally delicious or more!

Pastitsio

Finally, we have pastitsio, the most popular traditional Greek dish.

Similar to moussaka it’s made with minced meat and béchamel sauce but the difference is that instead of eggplant, it has noodles.

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