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May 30, 2007 02:41 PM

Are Gyros in Greece as good as I think they are? [moved from General Chowhounding Topics]

I remember ones where the pita was like naan, or like neopolitan pizza dough: chewy, smokey, crispy, delicious on its own. Inside tsatiki, mustard, potato (fried in olive oil), onion, tomatoes and the sliced pork that had been cooked on a charcoal tiered vertical thingy. Did I imagine it, or where they amazing?

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  1. They are amazing--but just like anywhere, you have to find the best places. ;)

    I don't eat meat anymore but I'm getting hungry just remembering.

    1. Yes, they are. I was in Greece 7 years ago, mainly on the island of Patmos, and one of my best memories was going into town in the evening for a gyro. I tried several different places, I vaguely remember my favorite. I will be back there this summer (I leave in 3 weeks) and plan to try as many gyros as possible while on the island. I will definitely write a detailed report of gyros on Patmos. Look for it in July!

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      1. re: Dave MP

        Looking forward to it--I'm going Tuesday and staying for 5 weeks (mostly Evia). I'll do the same. Also, I'll post on what I come up with in Athens as well. I wonder if anyone still uses the charcoal type vertical rotisserie. Best thing with them: Amstel or Heinekin.

        1. re: Nikiforos

          Great, hopefully you can post while you're there. I'll be in Rafina and in Arcadia in addition to Patmos and Samos, so definitely post if you eat anywhere around there. I'll be avoiding central Athens completely

          Dave MP

          1. re: Dave MP

            Don't blame you re Athens (I'll only go in at night--ninja style). I'll definetly post as it goes--pics too hopefully.

            1. re: Nikiforos

              I'm totally lagging on this commitment, but I've heard of a charcoal gyro place in Volos I'll be checking in on soon.