The Greek Islands are known for their fascinating ancient Greek sites, wonderful crystal-clear beaches and of course their delicious cuisine. A holiday to the Greek Islands doesn’t disappoint when it comes to food. So, you’re in for a treat on a trip to Corfu. The Greek are big on their healthy salads and their local productions of cheese. As well of these, expect a lot of dishes which contain meat and fish. Either way, there is so many tasty treats and meals to be excited for on your Corfu holiday. If you’re not quite sure what to expect, check out our guide on exploring foodie heaven in Corfu.
As previously mentioned, the Greeks love their cheese and its no different in Corfu. In fact, a Corfu holiday gives you the opportunity to try a wide variety of different Greek cheeses. You’ll find a lot of Feta cheese topping various foods. Many of these cheeses are made from goats or lambs milk. Two very popular cheeses in Corfu are Tirokafteri and Ladotiri. The former is a soft cheese, perfect as a spreadable on bread, it also contains pepper, giving it a slight kick. The latter is in fact a spicy cheese which is used in various dishes.
Meat and fish
Meat and fish are at the center of many popular dishes in Corfu. Make sure to try the Souvlakia. These meat sticks are a delicious dish and are a well-known dish in Corfu. On the other hand, the traditional dish of Bifteki is probably a more filling option. Made up of minced meat which is essentially turned into a huge meat ball stuffed with onions, peppers and of course cheese and then grilled. During your Corfu holiday, taste one of the many fish dishes. Fish is usually grilled or baked in the oven on the island. The Savuri however, consists of fish that is fried and served up with a lovely garlic sauce, vinegar, raisin and herbs like rosemary.
Gyros are the perfect fast food in Corfu and in fact, you can find them dotted about all over Greece. The gyro is a sort of sandwich made up of pita bread and filled with meat like pork or lamb along with salad, fries and the famous Greek sauce, Tzatziki. Gyros are a big part of Greek cuisine and has a distinct alternative to various other gyros which can be found throughout other cuisine types. It’s the perfect food to consume after a night out in Corfu, or for a quick foodie fix.
There are a variety of different traditional drinks on the island of Corfu. However, the best way to finish off some traditional Greek cuisine is with a Greek coffee. Many Corfu locals take great pleasure in preparing their coffee and it has fast become a kind of ritual. This Greek coffee can be served in 3 ways depending on your likening, bitter, sweet or very sweet. Moreover, it should be drank slowly to get the full taste and to let the coffee sift down to the bottom of the cup.