There’s far more to Greek cuisine than gyros, moussaka, and baklava. There are gogkes, ambelofasoula, and stamnagathi! And what’s the name of that beautiful fish that the waiter has just presented for your inspection? A sargos, skaros and a thrapsalo?

It won’t be all Greek to you if you have this handy app.

In fact, the food scene in Greece has never been more exciting. Top chefs are creating new dishes from the country’s superb produce—its delectable pistachios, olives, tomatoes and vast range of cheeses that few outside Greece have ever heard of, and so much more. Restaurants are reviving out of old regional recipes; farmers are planting ancient forms of wheat, and there’s a boom in ingredients such as mastica and dittany that only grow in Greece. And there are things that may come as a surprise, such as Greek truffles, caviar and saffron.

The Greek Food Decoder is the perfect companion for travelling and eating in Greece or Cyprus, with 685 entries, containing over 2000 Greek words (in both the Greek and English alphabets). But it’s more than a mere dictionary: there are in-depth entries for many foods, and a map that pinpoints their origins.

The advanced search function, which works offline, allows you to instantly find the Greek word for almost any food word you want, and supply the English for any Greek word that you might see in a restaurant or in a shop if you are self catering, especially if you dare to venture off the beaten track. And links will help you find recipes and more information from the world’s best Greek food bloggers and chefs.

Dana Facaros was 20 years old when she wrote the first guidebook in English to all the Greek islands for Cadogan guides. She has been returning to Greece almost every year since (and spent several long spells living on Ikaria and in Attica), writing guidebooks and articles for the Sunday Times, the Sunday Times Travel Magazine and other publications.

What’s New

Version 1.1

Dozens of new words
Cuts of meat in Greek
Better organisation of entries
More helpful info on shopping and cooking in Greece
Fix navigation on iOS 14.2

Ratings and Reviews

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3 Ratings

May-ran ,

The ABCs of Greek Food

How I wish I had had an app like this when I visited South Korea! When the alphabet is different, deciphering the language is especially challenging. I’ll be visiting Greece soon with a small group, and this app will help so much in restaurants. I especially like the section on reading labels. I have several apps created by Dana Facaros and have found all of them immensely helpful when traveling.

JMR - 675 ,

In Greece - or Astoria!

If you are familiar with Facaros and Pauls’ work from the indispensable Cadogan guides, you know that they are the go-to source for Greece and beyond. There is so much more to Greek food than we know and this app is your guide. That said, it is also useful if you live near any authentic Greek restaurants as we do here in New York City.

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