Top 10 Greek Dishes to Try Your First Month in Greece

Greek food is the best proof that healthy food can be very delicious. If you eat a decent variety of Greek food, you’ll get your daily dose of vitamins from meals full of fruits, vegetables, cheese, olive oil, fish and meat.

We prepared a list of the top 10 Greek dishes you have to try during your first 10 days in Greece.

1. Gyros probably need no introduction as the most famous Greek dish. Just enjoy it as soon as you land in Greece!


2. Pastitsio is a baked pasta dish including ground beef and béchamel sauce. It goes well with green salad dressed with red wine vinegar and virgin olive oil.


3. Souvlaki literally translated means “meat on a skewer,” and it can come with pork, chicken or lamb meat. It blends perfectly with tzatziki sauce.


4. Feta me meli: Feta cheese is wrapped in filo pastry before being baked in the oven and drizzled with honey. The optimal balance between salty feta and sweet honey creates a mesmerizing taste, and this dish can be eaten as a dessert or an entrée.


5. Frappe: We’re sure you will see lots of people with their hands on a glass of iced coffee as soon as you land in Greece.

That’s a frappe, a coffee drink with two main components: water and instant coffee granules (and often milk and sugar as well depending on your own taste).


6. Moussaka is a casserole-style dish made of layers of sautéed eggplant, minced meat (typically lamb), pureed tomato, and onion. The dish is topped with a creamy, cheesy béchamel sauce and seasoned with garlic, cinnamon, and allspice.


7. Various dips including tzatziki, melitzanosalata, skordalia, and taramasalata.
Greece has many dips integral to main dishes and mezze platters. Those listed are what you’ll be served with your main dish, but you simply have to try them all.


8. Baklava is probably the most popular food item among all Greek desserts.
This dish mostly contains nuts and butter along with sugar. After baking, sweet syrup is poured over it so the syrup is absorbed by the crispy layers of filo.


9. Galaktoboureko is a dessert of semolina custard in filo, served with a clear, sweet syrup.


10. Grilled octopus, Greek style: In a Mediterranean country like Greece, you have a chance to enjoy plenty of seafood options. Grilled octopus prepared Greek style can’t be a better introduction to the yummy world of Greek seafood dishes.

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