Souvlaki in Greece: a famous meat dish

Souvlaki


Souvlaki, alongside gyros and moussaka, is the most famous Greek dish in the world. Translated into English, souvlaki means ‘small stick’. In Greece it is also a collective term for all meats which has been skewered then roasted over a grill.

The most common souvlakis available are pork souvlaki, beef souvlaki, lamb souvlaki and chicken souvlaki. Sometimes you can even find fish souvlaki.

The souvlakis are usually prepared on a grill and served with fries, some salad and tzatziki or some yoghurt.



A plate of souvlaki generally costs between 7and 10 Euro in the year 2019, and is regarded as a main course. As with all meals, some bread is served alongside.

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