5 Delicious Foods To Try When Visiting Greece

You can’t visit Greece without enjoying its mouthwatering Mediterranean eats. If you want to taste your way through this charming coastal country, here are five delicious foods to try when visiting Greece. While these aren’t the only tasty treats you’ll encounter on your trip, they’re some of the ones that best represent Greece.


Widely considered the national food of Greece, moussaka is a traditional casserole that contains layers of roasted eggplant and seasoned meat covered in creamy bechamel. This rich, decadent dish will fill you up after a long day of sightseeing.


Another delicious food to try when visiting Greece is dolmadakia. Also known as dolmades, dolmadakia are grape leaves stuffed with rice, ground meat, and herbs. Most dolmades only contain rice and herbs, making it an ideal food choice for vegetarians, but the ground meat version is also widely sold. You can drizzle these with lemon juice for a tangy punch!


This is one of Greece’s most popular fast foods. Souvlaki is a basic dish, consisting of small pieces of marinated meat (usually pork) and, occasionally, fish on a wooden skewer. You eat the souvlaki hot off the skewer. It’s a conveniently portable food item you can grab and eat on the go.


If you have a sweet tooth, you’ll love the nutty amygdalota, an almond cookie also fondly called “Greek macaroons.” These chewy yet crunchy cookies are gluten-free and only contain six ingredients: almond flour, sugar, salt, orange zest, egg whites, and sliced almonds. Simple and delicious: it’s the best of both worlds!


Sound like a mouthful? These fried zucchini meatballs are also commonly called “courgette balls”—much easier to say! While usually in ball form, you can occasionally find them in patty form. These fried munchies are typically served for lunch and taste best when paired with tzatziki.

Explore the flavors of Greece by embarking on a yacht charter trip to its pebbly shores. At Myst Yacht Charters, we can help you find a private yacht charter in Greece. We’re a team of experienced brokers with access to a variety of top-quality charters in this Mediterranean paradise. Contact us today to plan your next trip!

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