The best things we ate: Greece Edition

1. Gyros

Lots and lots of gyros.

OUR FAVORITE GYRO: Hole-in-the-wall gyro shop by the downtown bus station in Oia, Santorini and Bairaktaris in Athens (see below)


2. Moussaka

It was our first time ever trying moussaka and holy smokes I think we’re converted! It definitely tastes way more delicious than My Big Fat Greek Wedding makes it sound.
OUR FAVORITE MOUSSAKA: Bairaktaris in Athens
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3. Saganaki

The fried cheese
OUR FAVORITE SAGANAKI: Plaka, Naxos

4. Ice Cream.

Everyday.

OUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM: Everywhere

5. Real Donuts

7. Delicious, dripping, honey-soaked pastries

Loukoumades, pistachio nest things, lots of things made with crunchy phyllo dough… basically heaven.
We ate these like it was our job.
OUR FAVORITE GREEK PASTRIES: Any and every pastry shop throughout downtown Athens

 

And last but not least,

8. BAKLAVA!

(Sadly, no pictures. We were simply too busy eating it to waste time photographing it)
OUR FAVORITE BAKLAVA: Melenio Cafe in Oia, Santorini

 

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  1. O-Dad says:

    Now you’ve teased my taste buds and I’m going to have to start making Greek dishes! Aunt Melanie makes an awesome baklava. Authentic? Who knows. But it tastes great and I’ll have to ask her to teach me how to make it. The loukoumades too. Yup-gonna have to learn to make those tasty desserts.

    Thanks for sharing your vacations with us.

    Mom

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