One of my favorite things to do when I travel is EAT. I look forward to trying new dishes and getting my fill of local food. I was happy with most of the food that I had in Greece but I will admit there were a few misses.
Stuffed tomato and green peppers with rice, raisins, pine nuts and potatoes (this was a filling vegetarian option!)
Chicken Kebabs with tons of tasty tzatziki yogurt cucumber sauce and warm pita bread. (Similar to Persian kebabs but served with french fries instead of rice).
Moussaka - a savory casserole with layers of eggplant, spiced meat filling and topped with a creamy bechamel sauce.
Feta cheese - put it on everything. Order it cold as an appetizer and eat it with pita bread or mix it in with your main dish. I also liked it baked with sundried tomatoes, olive oil and topped with walnuts. Drool.
Sour Cherry Juice! I had this in Turkey but it wasn't carbonated. I LOVE the Greek version. It's similar to cranberry juice but more sweet than sour.
“Fast food” Gyros - I got a chicken gyro from a stand in Athens and it was smothered with gobs of mayo to mask the sketchy meat. that's not to say all Athens gyros were bad, I had a pretty good one at a restaurant at the end of our trip (but i still prefer gyros at restaurants in Chicago's Greek Town!)
I was also disappointed with the Spanakopita (Spinach Pie), the authentic Greek dish that I tried was heavy with a thick crust and filled with unseasoned spinach and not enough feta. I prefer the American version: flaky phyllo dough layered with lots of cheese and buttery spinach.