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It’s All Greek to Me: What to Eat While in Greece

Posted by YMT Vacations on Apr 3, 2017 12:29:52 PM

What to Eat While in Greece

No one enjoys their food more than the Greeks do, but many Americans shy away from travels here because the food seems too exotic. The good news is Greek cuisine is never that spicy, the seasonings and ingredients are quite familiar and, more importantly, it’s delicious.

So grab a seat at the table and order up. Here is a list of common Greek entrees and their descriptions:


Psito -- Leg of lamb with roasted potatoes

Pidakia -- Grilled ribs

Fricasse -- Stew with spinach, lemon, eggs and olive oil


Me Saltsa -- Chicken in red sauce

Tis Skaras -- Grilled chicken

Souvlas -- Seasoned shish kabob

Psito -- Roasted chicken with potatoes


Psarosoupa - Fish soup with potatoes, lemon and an egg base

Sardeles -- Sardines, look for the word pastes which means they were caught, salted and served that day

Kalamarikia -- Fried squid

Octopodi -- Octopus served grilled or boiled

Midia -- Mussels served steamed in wine sauce

Garides -- Shrimp

Xifia -- Swordfish, typically served grilled or souvlaki

Astako -- Lobster

Soupia -- Cuttle fish

Bakaliaro -- Fried cod served with garlic sauce


Brizoles -- Steak

Khirini -- Pork

Loukanika -- Sausage

So order up some fried cheese or a caper salad. Top off your meal with sadziki yogurt sauce or some dolmades stuffed grape leaves. Whatever lands on the table is bound to be a meal you won’t soon forget. You can sample all the flavors of Greece on YMT Vacations’ Greece & Her Islands Tour. This 10-day itinerary takes you from Mykonos and Santorini to Athens and throughout the jewel of the Mediterranean. And if you’re feeling up to it, why not add on an Italian vacation extension for one spectacular combo tour? To make your plans, call your travel consultant or YMT Vacations at 1-888-756-9072.


Topics: Europe, Travel Tips, Food and Dining