What to eat in Athens? 2024

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Moussaka has three layers that are separately cooked before being combined for the final baking: a bottom layer of sliced eggplant (sometimes patato can be added ) sautéed in olive oil; a middle layer of ground lamb lightly cooked with chopped or puréed tomatoes, onion, garlic, and spices (cinnamon, allspice and black pepper); and a top layer of Béchamel sauce or savoury custard.


Souvlaki is a popular Greek fast food consisting of small pieces of meat and sometimes vegetables grilled on a skewer. It is can be served with pita bread, fried potatoes, lemon, and sauces or wrapped in pita bread with garnish. Souvlaki may be made with meats such as lamb, beef, pork chicken, and sometimes fish.


Saganaki is fried cheese. The cheese used in cheese saganaki is usually graviera, kefalograviera, halloumi, kasseri, kefalotyri, or sheep's milk feta cheese. It is served with lemon and pepper.

Greek Salad

Greek salad is fresh, healthy and very delicious. It is made with pieces of tomatoes, sliced cucumbers, onion, feta cheese and olives, typically seasoned with salt, oregano, and olive oil.


The translation of Spanakopita is Spinach Pie. The traditional filling comprises chopped spinach, feta cheese, onions or spring onions, egg, and seasoning.


Pastitsio is a Greek baked pasta dish with minced meat and béchamel sauce. It is similar to Moussaka. Used meat is can be ground beef or ground pork. Pastitsio is a common dish, and is often served as a main course with a salad.


Fava can be like to hummus but they are definitely not same. It is made with yellow split peas, olive oil and onions. It is a very healthy and vegan-friendly appetizer.

Grilled Octopus

Grilled Octopus is a Greek classic and favorite meze to serve with ouzo.