Greek food is the heart and soul of the country. If you want to explore a country, try out its cuisine. With that in mind, no holiday is complete without taking a bite of the snacks a country offers!
Greece has an abundance of beautiful beaches, whitewashed buildings, and ancient ruins. But another thing it’s known for is its food. Not only is Greek food delicious, its healthy too.
So if you’re planning a trip to Greece, you don’t want to miss out on the delicious, tasty edibles it offers. Here are a few snacks/foods to try during your stay.
Horiatiki translated, means a ‘village salad’. It is not only a delicious, scrumptious snack, it’s made using cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, oregano, onions, and feta cheese. With a sprinkle of Olive oil on top before serving, adding a powerful flavor to the dish!
A traditional dish, native to the beautiful island of Crete, dakos (also known as ntakos). It is barley rusks. Soaked in water, with salad on the top, which gives it its visual appeal, and powerful flavor. It comprises of feta cheese, tomatoes, and olive oil.
Simple yet scrumptious is the way to describe this delicious treat!
Pastry pies play an important role in the Greek cuisine.
Who doesn’t love delicious, savory pies? These are among the top Greek appetizers. They’re baked using thin, rich pastry sheets, with a crumbly texture. They’re stuffed with cheese, herbs and minced meat.
When in Greece, eat what the Greeks eat? Fresh fish is something you don’t want to miss. Surrounded by water, fresh fish plays an important role in the countries cuisine. The fish in Greece are small, like whitebait, anchovies, and sardines. But they make for a delicious meal and contain a lot of cholesterol busting oils!
The Greek are huge fans of desserts. No Greek dish is complete without desserts. They have something that involves a lot of nuts and honey. So their desserts are not only delicious, they’re healthy too!
Baklava comprises of pastry layers, each decorated with ground nuts and honey. Galaktoboureko is another dessert made using custard between decorative pastry layers. Soaked in pure honey, and lemon juice.
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