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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

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

Moussaka

Moussaka

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

Gyro

kofta gyro

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.

Horiatiki

Horiatiki

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

Fasolatha

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

Koulouri

Koulouri

Large soft bread rings covered with sesame seeds.

Souvlaki

Souvlaki Feast

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

Spanakopita 

Spanakopita

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

Baklava

baklava

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

Loukoumades

Loukoumades

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

Greek Coffee

Greek Coffee

Thick and strong, and sugared according to taste.

Metaxa

A Greek spirit, similar to brandy.

Raki

Yeni Raki

A sharp and fiery spirit made from distilled grapes.

Ouzo

Pause Ouzo

An aniseed-based clear spirit to which water is added.

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