20 Most Amazing Sweets You Have to Try in Greece

Sweets, gnammy!

I love sweets, and if you have a sweet tooth like me, surely you will love Greek sweets.

They are mostly made with local honey and nuts, so very "healthy" but also full of calories.


The perfect breakfast to start your day full of energy.

You will find local Sweets and desserts at your accommodation for breakfast, in every local bakery (in my opinion, the best way to find as many sweets as possible is by looking for them in Greek bakeries) and restaurants.


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Every Greek region has their local recipes, and they are all delicious.


I hope you will try many of them, and if my list helped you learn more about Greek sweets and where to find them, let me know in the comment section below.


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1. Loukoumades:


These little fluffy balls are the Greek version of doughnuts, they are deep-fried, and you can find them in many street vendors or Greek lunch spots.


The original version of Loukoumades is sweet, but they also make a delicious savory one.


Sweet version: These little balls are soaked in hot Greek honey syrup and then sprinkled with cinnamon and toasted sesame seeds or chopped walnuts. This is the original version, but you can also find them filled with chocolate cream and topped up with pistachios.


Savoury version: This is also an excellent way to enjoy these little fried balls, and it is filled with Greek feta cheese and sweet chilly honey sauce.


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2. Portokalopita:


Portokalopita is an explosion of delicious and sweet orange cake. Portokalopita is an ancient and famous cake made with phyllo pastry, Greek yoghurt, eggs, sugar, vanilla extract, orange juice and zest.


Portokalopita is the perfect cake to enjoy with a good cup of Greek coffee and your friends.


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3. Baklava:


Baklava is a famous dessert made with layers of phyllo pastry filled with nuts and soaked in honey.


It is extremely sweet and delicious. You can visit Greece and not try Baklava for breakfast, as a snack or at the end of your meal.

Even if you do not order it, they will probably give it to you with your bill in some restaurants.

 

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4. Karidopita:


Karidopita is a delicious walnut Greek cake, perfect for breakfast with a good cup of coffee in my opinion, but also served as dessert.


It is primarily made with walnut, cinnamon, gloves and delicious flavoured syrup.


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5. Bougatsa:


Bougatsa is the perfect breakfast in Greece, sweet and creamy. You will wake up earlier only to eat it, trust me. It can be sweet or salty, made with Semolina, cheese, custard or minced meat inside a pocket of phyllo pastry.


The perfect for breakfast (in my opinion) is the custard one. So good, covered in icing sugar, gnammy!


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6. Saragli:


Saragli is a dessert similar to Baklava, but instead of being made with layers, it is rolled (of course in phyllo pastry), brushed with melted butter and baked.


When they are ready, they get covered in infused lemon syrup.

 

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7. Halva:


Halva is an eastern European kind of Fudge. It is made with tahini paste, sugar, nuts and spices.

You can buy this in local bakeries and food markets.


8. Halva with Semolina:


Halva with Semolina is another version of the Halva I wrote about above, but this version is made with Semolina, olive oil, cinnamon, nuts, lemon and orange peels and raisins.

 

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9. Ravani cake:


If you love lemon sweets like me, you are going to love this one.


It is made of course, with lemon juice, and Semolina soaked in syrup, that can be flavored how you prefer, in my case, the Ravani cake I tried was with lemon, but it can be orange, coconut, vanilla and many more.


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10. Kadaif:


Kadaif is another famous Greek dessert found in many Greek bakeries or Greek restaurants worldwide. Of course, when eating it in Greece, everything will taste even better.


Kadaif is made with kadaifi pastry dough, filled with nuts, spices, and sugar. Rolled up and then baked.

Of course, like in many other Greek recipes, it is then covered in syrup.



11. Pasteli:


Pasteli reminded me of my father when I was young because he loved eating them.


Pasteli are sesame seed kind of candy, in my opinion. They are made with sesame seed (of course) and honey, mixed and then pressed to form a bar.


Sometimes they also add nuts to them. You can find them in local bakeries and in most supermarkets.


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12. Kourabiedes:


Also known as snowballs, thanks to their look, Kourabiedes are made with butter and almond flour (finely ground almond). They are like shortbread that melts in your mouth and make you want more.

Once baked, they get fully covered in icing sugar.


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13. Galatopita:


A delicious milk pie. Galatopita is made with a crusty phyllo pastry filled with sweet vanilla custard. The top gets a slightly brown colour, and its crunchiness goes perfectly with the softness of the filling.

It is usually sprinkled with cinnamon.



14. Feta cheese with honey:


You might think, what??? Yes, and it is fantastic!


They can serve it made in different ways, the feta can be previously baked, and then they add delicious honey on top, or they can wrap up the feta cheese in phyllo pastry, bake it and then add honey and sesame seeds on top.


Each way is absolutely the perfect dessert in Greece, in my opinion.



15. Panorama Triangles:


These delicious and creamy triangles are typical of Thessaloniki.


Panorama Triangles are made with phyllo pastry, triangular cone shape. Once cooked, they are filled with sweet vanilla cream.


Once you eat one, you are going to want to get more. I can assure guarantee you.


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16. Diples:


Delicious deep-fried goodness.


Diples are a delicious pastry that gets rolled up in a deep-fried pan and then covered in honey and nuts.

This is of the best desserts to finish a fantastic dinner in Greece.


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17. Galaktoboureko:


Galaktoboureko is going to make you hungry only by reading my description.


Galaktoboureko is a beautiful cake made with golden crispy phyllo pastry, filled with vanilla custard, covered in melted butter and then soaked in syrup. It may come as a cake or as rolls filled up with custard.


Do I need to add more?


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18. Melomakarona:


These are the typical Christmas cookie to enjoy with family and offer to guests. Melomakarona is made with olive oil, orange juice, honey, flour, sugar, spices and walnuts.


After baking them, they soak them up in a spiced syrup and chopped walnuts. There is also a chocolate version of them, but I did not try them (not yet).



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19. Tsoureki:


Tsoureki is a holiday tradition in Greece. Tsoureki is a sweet bread made with milk, butter, flour, orange zest, mastic resin and sugar.


It is delicious for breakfast with a bit of Nutella (we have something like this in my hometown Trieste, called Pinza, and we love it with Nutella).


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20. Loukoumia:


The Greek candy (also Turkish) that you are going to find everywhere. From food markets, bakeries, souvenirs shops and of course in every supermarket.


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