Before going to Greece, the only thing I knew how to say was “sagapo” (I love you). Now, that didn’t serve me well during my trip to this beautiful country, but I was determined to learn more. Lucky for me, my friends had just finished up their study abroad semester in Athens which, of course, meant that I’d learn everything they learned… or so I thought.
My Greek vocabulary increased by just two phrases….”ohi” (no) and “étsi ki étsi” (so-so, or to my friends, it meant sketchy … not the literal translation, but they made their own interpretation of it). I guess you could say, it was not a success in the learning Greek department, but it was in other ways.
Ancient ruins and beautiful islands decorate this great country. The Parthenon sits atop, what seems like a gigantic hill. And it cetrainly feels like it when you’re trekking up to see its glorious ruins.
We took a ferry over to Mykonos after a couple days in Athens and, oh my, was it breathtaking. Picturesque houses give so much personality to an already gorgeous island. It was hard to believe my eyes. That royal blue sticks out as its national color and it’s absolutely apparent on this little island.
But my favorite thing, you ask? The food, of course! I tried saganaki for the first time and haven’t had anything similar here in the States. It was an experience that I won’t forget: from the fire used to beautifully burn the cheese to its crispy, savory, and tangy taste. It’s a must!
But the best thing I ate was souvlaki (Greek-style kebob). It’s commonly sold as street food in Greece and it’s to die for. Juicy. lemony. oregano-y. The meat is seasoned and cooked to perfection and best of all? Easy to transport since it’s sold on a stick.
Below you’ll find my take on this tasty Greek street food. It’s so easy to make, you’ll wonder how it can pack so much flavor. The trick is in the marinade. Trust me, you won’t want to pass this up! You’ll be saying “sagapo” to it in no time ♥