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Top 10 traditional dishes you must eat while in Greece

2. Fasolatha 5.0 

This is a famous and national dish of Greece, however, it is not quite known across the globe. Fasolatha is a bean soup that is classic white. There is nothing complicated about this soup and it consists of crushed tomatoes, carrots, onions, celery, and other vegetables and of course beans. The soup is available in different flavor and parsley, thyme and bay leaves are used for this flavoring. The mixture of these leaves, vegetables, crushed tomatoes and at last the beans make this dish out of this world. 

 

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3. Koulouri 5.0 

This dish is most often preferred for breakfast by the people of Greece. It is very much preferred by the locals residing in Thessaloniki and Athens. People walking around or going to work with a koulouri in hand is a very common visualization in these cities and other parts of Greece. 

 

These are soft and large bread rings with lots of sesame seeds on the top. The yellow street carts are the main sellers of this dish and it is consumed along with coffee by many people from Greece as well as the tourists who visit Greece on vacation. Well, it is a sin if you do not try these traditional dishes of Greece while you are here. 

4. Loukoumades 5.0 

This dish is loved both by adults as well as children. These are doughnut-like balls that are fried and small in size. These balls are dipped in honey syrup and have several toppings on the top like crushed walnuts and cinnamon. This garnishing makes the food look good and also adds to its taste. People order a large quantity of these dishes so that they can share it with family and friends.

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5. Souvlaki 5.0 

These are meatballs that are grilled to serve. It is very popular not only in Greece but also internationally. Pork is the most commonly used meat to prepare this dish. The dish is served with salad, pita bread, and rice and a sauce formed by mixing yogurt, mint, and cucumber. This sauce is called Tzatziki.

 

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6. Dolmades 5.0 

This dish is consumed along with the main course meal. These are formed of grape leaves or vines stuffed with lemony rice, herby and then they are folded to form a small parcel. These parcels are then steamed to form the final dish. The filling can also comprise of vegetables and meat.

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7. Spanakopita 5.0 

Greece serves pies with different variations. Some of them are made of flaky phyllo while others of enriched dough. They have different fillings like meat, aubergines, cheese or greens. Tyropita is a phyllo pastry that is crunchy and has a cheese filling. Spanakopita is soft and delicious and loved by people from all over the world.

8. Gyro 5.0 

This is a sandwich of Greece which is typically found in this country. It has a resemblance to kebabs. Pieces of meat such as lamb, chicken, pork and beef are wrapped in a pita or a flatbread and then cooked on a rotisserie. It is served with onions, salad and different types of sauces. Vegetarians eat feta cheese or vegetables cooked in the same way in place of meats.

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