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Don’t Leave Greece Without Trying…

BY GEMMA HARRIS

savvysugar.com Santorini, Greece

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Turqiouse Mediterranean, sun-bleached ancient ruins, lush countryside dotted with olive trees all making Greece a favorable holiday destination with dining experiences not to be taken lightly.

The Greeks pride themselves in their cuisine, with absolute reason to. Eat and drink late into the night in true taverna style. Make sure you get in touch with the strong culture and the even stronger ouzo (the sambuca lovers dream) to finish off every meal. A top foodies destination, check out the top 6 below. As for washing up? It certainly isn’t frowned upon to smash a plate or two…

SEE ALSO: A Jetsetter’s Guide To Island Hopping In Greece

1. Greek salad

Salads. Boring, healthy, should-be-eaten type of dish spring to mind? Put ‘Greek’ in front of it and be amazed by the result! Ripe juicy tomatoes, marinated olives, sharp red onions, crunchy cucumbers topped with a giant slab of feta and dressed with the best olive oil, vinegar and lemon juice. Taking salads to a whole new level.

Flickr Roger Salz Greek salad

Photo: Roger Salz via Flickr

2. Saganaki

Deep fried cheese. Surely there’s no need for further explanation! Awesome.

Flickr Hungry Dudes greek food saganaki

Photo: Hungry Dudes via Flickr

3. Taramasalata

A creamy blend of fish eggs understandably doesn’t sound appetizing. You will be delighted, however, to see how good it tastes, especially topped with a squeeze of lemon and served with pitas for extreme dipping.

Flickr stu_spivack greek food taramasalata

Photo: Stu Spivack via Flickr

4. Souvlaki

The Greek version of fast food. Tranlasting to a skewer, anything goes – lamb, chicken, pork…etc. They can also sometimes be served in a similar style to a gyro, wrapped in pita and drenched in tasty tzatziki.

Flickr Raleene Cabrera greek food souvlaki

Photo: Raleene Cabrera via Flickr

5. Tzatziki

This famous Greek dip is made from greek yogurt and cucumbers seasoned with garlic, usually decorated with olives. It works with anything or simply just a spoon.

Flickr wEnDy Tzatziki greek food

Photo: Wendy via Flickr

6. Olives & olive oil

It would be culinary blashphemy to not eat olives and try out olive oil when in Greece. Meals are accompanied by local olives, used in cooking and salads or simply eaten as you go. Most restaurants make their own oil from their own olives, authenticity at its best.

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Photo: Alexander Baxevanis via Flickr

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