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Top 5 Things to Eat in Corfu

Traditional Corfiot food is based on olive oil. It is a key ingredient in almost every dish and with over 4 million olive trees on the island, it is no surprise that no home in Corfu is without a decent stock of it!

It has been quite a challenge to narrow it down to just 5 but here we are, these are our favourite dishes that Corfu has to offer… Leave a comment below to let us know which ones are your favourite and add any to the list that you think we should have included…

1. Gyros

Greek gyros pita

The ultimate Greek fast food. Can be enjoyed on the go as a takeaway or at a restaurant with a refreshing glass of retsina or beer. Probably the most popular snack among locals and visitors alike. Its stuffed with well cooked and seasoned meat, chips and garnished with a cooling tzatziki sauce, wrapped in a delicious crispy pitta. Very tasty and if its cooked traditionally it can also be very healthy! The way Gyros’ are made can vary. A lot of locals like to think of themselves as Gyros connoisseurs and can rarely agree on their favourite gyros restaurant in their area so you’ll probably have to sample them all to find your favourite!

2. Greek Salad

Greek salad

A key feature on any Greek table is a communal world famous Greek salad. It is served with almost every Greek meal. A classic greek salad would generally consist of feta, tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, olives, garlic and of course olive oil. As well as complementing a meal, a Greek salad is perfect as a refreshing lunch under the shade of a laid-back taverna by the beach.

3. Grilled Meat

Souvlaki meat skewer

Corfiots – the charcoal grill geniuses. Souvlaki (skewers) are a big favourite, especially at festivals where the designated charcoal grillers from the local area are called upon to take on the pressure of cooking the famous souvlaki for hundreds of cheerful festival goers. At the tavernas, grilled pork usually dominates. Offered in the form of souvlaki, pork chop (panceta), or gyros portion. Lamb is also a favourite.

4. Cheese Saganaki


Saganaki is a method of cooking various foods using a small two handled frying pan. There are many variations of saganaki, for example shrimp saganaki, mussels saganaki, chicken saganaki, all of which are extremely tasty, but a big slab of cheese saganaki is surely the favourite!

5. Tzatziki, Taramasalata  and other dips


Tzatziki – yogurt, cucumber and garlic dip. Great with the meats. It is also a key ingredient in Gyros!

Taramasalata – a fresh tasting dip made from cod roe and lemon juice.

Tirokafteri – the hot spicy cheese dip.

Order a selection of these to dip your freshly baked bread in while you wait for your meal!

Which of these are you most looking forward to having on your next holiday to Corfu?

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