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FOOD

Greek food is tasty and can be exciting to eat. Not over spiced but amply seasoned and spiced to give it character.
A few examples of the more popular Greek dishes to try are:
Kleftico.
Traditionally baked with lamb. Kleftico, meaning "Stolen Meat" apparently, is a lamb stew usually baked and served in a clay pot topped with feta cheese and served with oven potatoes, which are divine by the way, and sometimes rice.
Many variations of this dish can be found, all good!
Stifado.
Most popular is beef Stifado, although it can be found on most menu's in a variety of meats including rabbit. Again, Stifado is a kind of stew, but the meat is cooked in a tomato and red wine sauce and laced with baby onions, bay leaves and cinnamon are added to spice the dish.
Moussaka.
A bit like a lasagne without the pasta this. Moussaka is Minced beef layered between potatoes, aubergines and topped with a cheese Bechamel sauce. Sometimes Moussaka is served in a clay pot but usually on it's own.
Souvlaki.
Usually Pork or Chicken, although can be found in some restaurants in other meat varieties. Souvlaki basically is a kebab or meat skewer that has been marinated in olive oil, salt, lemon and oregano and is chargrilled and basted with lemon.
It can be served as a meal or picked up as a snack with a Greek pitta bread with chips, tzatziki and salad inside.
Souvlaki can be a great takeout snack and is very cheap, around 1.50e a skewer.
Gyros.
Pronounced Yeaross, You will see these great big Doner kebab style meat stacks in many restaurants, especially those providing take out meals. Usually available in Pork or Chicken, the gyros is probably the most popular take out snack there is. the spiced meat is cooked Doner style and sliced the same, served wrapped in a Greek pitta bread with chips, tzatziki and salad inside the wrap and all for about 1.90e. Bargain and very tasty too, especially after a few drinks when the munchies grab you.