Taste of Greece: typical Greek food you should try

The Greek gastronomy is of ancient tradition and is a typical Mediterranean cuisine that makes use almost exclusively of typical Mediterranean products, such as olive oil, lamb meat, fish, and excellent vegetables: courgettes, aubergines, tomatoes, peppers in particular.

It has always been one of the most appreciated kitchens in the world, along with Italian and French.

10 typical dishes not to miss in Greece

Dolmades

Dolmades
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 Dolmades are rice rolls wrapped in grapevine leaves that serve as an appetizer or as an accompaniment to other dishes.

Moussaka

Moussaka
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Aubergine casserole with minced lamb, cinnamon, red wine, and olive oil.

Gyro

kofta gyro
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A kebab-like dish made of pieces of meat (usually chicken, pork, lamb, or beef) cooked on a rotisserie and wrapped in a flatbread or pita along with salad, onions, and a variety of sauces.

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Horiatiki

Horiatiki
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 Salad of feta cheese, tomato, cucumber, green peppers, black Kalamata olives, and fresh olive oil.

Fasolatha

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A hearty soup made of beans, crushed tomatoes, and vegetables such as onions, carrots, and celery; often flavored with thyme, parsley, and bay leaves.

Koulouri

Koulouri
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 Large soft bread rings covered with sesame seeds.

Souvlaki

Souvlaki Feast
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 Spit-roasted meat, generally pork or chicken; usually served with tzatziki (a sauce made from yogurt, cucumber, and mint), pita bread, salad, or rice.

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Spanakopita

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Phyllo pastry layered with feta cheese and spinach and flavored with dill.

Baklava

baklava
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Small sweet pastries soaked in honey-like syrup and layered with crushed nuts such as walnuts or almonds.

Loukoumades

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Small fried doughnut-like balls drenched in honey syrup and sprinkled with various toppings such as cinnamon or crushed walnuts.

Greek Coffee

Greek Coffee
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 Thick and strong, and sweet according to taste.

Metaxa

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A Greek spirit, similar to brandy.

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Raki

A sharp and fiery spirit made from distilled grapes.

Ouzo

Pause Ouzo
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An Aniseed-based clear spirit to which water is added.

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