Top 10 Greek foods and drinks you must try in Greece

Top 10 Greek foods and drinks you must try in Greece

“Greek food” — Just reading the words makes my mouth feel all tangy and happy. Greek food in Greece? Reading that makes me want to jump on the next flight to Athens.

So here I’m in Athens,trying some of the most delicious Greek food and tasty greek drinks.

Top 10 Greek foods and drinks you must try in Greece

1.) Souvlaki

Top 10 Greek foods and drinks you must try in Greece

Souvlaki

Souvlaki is to Athens what Hotdog is to New York: it’s everywhere in the city.
Souvlaki is the Greek version of the kebab, made of meat – marinated in lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, oregano, salt and pepper and grilled on skewers. Unlike a kebab, which is traditionally lamb, souvlaki is mostly made of pork, especially in Greece.However, since souvlaki has become a popular fast food chicken, lamb and vegetarian versions are not that hard to find.
Souvlaki is almost always served with grilled pita with some tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, peppers and the famous Tzatziki sauce on it.
The best Souvlaki is at O thanasis restaurant in Athens.

2.) Gyro

Top 10 Greek foods and drinks you must try in Greece

Gyro

A Gyro is when the meat is roasted vertically turning on the spit, similar to how shwarma is made. Slices of it are then placed inside the pita along with the famous sauce (Tzatziki), tomatoes, onions, lettuce and often french fries. They are cheap and so scrummy!

3.)Tzatziki

Top 10 Greek foods and drinks you must try in Greece

Tzatziki

It is a cold sauce of yogurt, cucumber, garlic, dill and lemon juice.The most popular way to eat Tzatziki sauce is with gyros but it goes great with all kinds of meat.
It’s my favorite Greek sauce.

4.) Greek Salad

Top 10 Greek foods and drinks you must try in Greece

Greek Salad

Greek salad in Greece is written θερινή σαλάτα, which directly translates as ‘summer salad.It classically consists of ripe tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, one big piece of feta cheese, some Kalamata olives, salt, and oregano.It is then dressed with olive oil, vinegar, and some lemon juice

5.)Greek Yogurt

Top 10 Greek foods and drinks you must try in Greece

Greek Yogurt

You might actually be surprised but greek yogurt is a dish more often eaten as dessert and not in breakfast.
Yes, if in Greece you will find more than a dozen variety of desserts made with greek yogurt and trust me they are delicious.
Especially the greek yogurt with carrot blubbery marmalade

6.) Mythos Beer

Top 10 Greek foods and drinks you must try in Greece

Mythos Beer

Mythos beer is the bud wiser of Greece.Its fresh biscuit like taste makes it much better than its counterparts.It can be drunk on all occasions whether you on a beach, in a nightclub or when your less on cash and have only 1 euro to spend -Mythos beer is for you.

7.) Ouzo

Top 10 Greek foods and drinks you must try in Greece

Ouzo

It is the national drink of Greece but with time its consumption has gone very low.
Still, ouzo which is an aniseed-flavored aperitif – remains the country’s most famous drink. In fact, it is now a product with a “Protected Designation of Origin,” which means no one else in Europe can produce it (except Cyprus).

How to drink-
In Greece, ouzo is consumed diluted with water or ice, which turns it a cloudy white in a small shot glass.It really has a high content of alcohol 50%.

8.) Tirokroketes/Sfougata

Top 10 Greek foods and drinks you must try in Greece

Tirokroketes

These are extra melty fried cheese balls 🙂 do I need to say anything more
A must eat

9.)Moussaka

Top 10 Greek foods and drinks you must try in Greece

Moussaka

Moussaka is kind of layered lasagne made of sautéed eggplant, minced meat, tomato, onion, garlic, potato, béchamel sauce and grilled cheese and usually covered with cheese.

10.) Greek Coffee

Top 10 Greek foods and drinks you must try in Greece

Greek Coffee

Here in Greece, they have their very own special type of coffee known as “ellinikos” (Greek coffee).Greek coffee is usually served in a demitasse cup (in Greek, this is called “flitzani”).
The traditional way to make it is put the water, coffee, and sugar together in a traditional long-handled coffee copper pot which is known as briki in Greek.Just keep on the sand and allow it to heat till you see the froth.
Pour the mixture in the cup and your greek coffee is ready.

So, that was the list of the top 1o Greek foods and drinks  you MUST try before leaving Greece.

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