If you want to enjoy some truly classic Greek flavours, you need to try these 10 traditional dishes. From atherina to galaktoboureko, here are the foods you need to try—and where you can eat them.

By Kimon Frangakis

Eat these little fish like french fries.

Photo: Eleni Veziri

Atherina at Kochili

  1. 21 Irinis Avenue, Tavros, 177 78
  2. +30 210 346 1081
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Taramosalata at Vassilenas

  1. 13 Vrasida, Pangrati, 115 28
  2. +30 210 721 0501
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Taramosalata is definitely one of our favourite fishy classic Greek dishes.

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You can't go wrong with fried barbounia. Or anything fried, really.

Photo: Eleni Veziri

Barbounia at Margaro

  1. 126 Hatzikyriakou Avenue, Piraeus, 185 38
  2. +30 210 451 4226
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Hortopita at Cookoovaya

  1. 2A Hatzigianni Mexi, Ilissia, 115 28
  2. Wheelchair Accessible

  3. +30 210 723 5005
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A fresh hortopita with just a dab of yoghurt.

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Classic Greek food in a classic Athenian restaurant.

Photo: Georgios Makkas

Lahanodolmades at Oikonomou

  1. 32 Kydantidon, Ano Petralona, 118 51
  2. +30 210 346 7555

Paidakia at Kritikos

  1. 49 Aiolou, Pallini, 153 51
  2. +30 210 665 9061

There's no such thing as a plate piled too high with paidakia.

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If we want to satisfy a feta craving, we head straight to Kostarelos.

Courtesy: Yerasimos Domenikos

Feta at Kostarelos

  1. 30-32 Patriarchou Ioakeim, Kolonaki, 106 75
  2. +30 210 725 9000
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Lakerda at Lesvos

  1. 38 Emmanouil Benaki, Exarchia, 106 78
  2. +30 210 381 4525
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A table full of lakerda, ouzo, and lemony chickpeas.

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Garlic lovers, rejoice: tzatziki is the sauce for you.

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Tzatziki at Agios Merkourios

  1. 1st Firefighting Station, Acharnes, 136 72
  2. +30 210 816 9617

Galaktoboureko at Stani

  1. 10 Marikas Kotopouli, Historic Centre, 104 32
  2. +30 210 523 3637
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We'll never say no to a slab of galaktoboureko.

Photo: Eleni Veziri