Making your walk in Katakolon, you will see that you have many options for food. You will find many taverns (traditional Greek restaurants) for all tastes. We suggest you choose places where you can taste the traditional Greek cuisine.
Your choices are many:
Souvlaki (Pork or Chicken) pieces of meat grilled on a skewer.
Gyros Pita (Gyros means "wound") usually Pork or Chicken meat roasted on a vertical spit, then thinly sliced, topped with onions, potatoes and tzatziki sauce, a sauce of Greek origin, made from yogurt, garlic, and cucumbers and usually served in a sandwich of pita bread
Moussaka is a layered oven casserole dish made with vegetables and meat. The most well known version of moussaka is made with layers of eggplant slices, cheese, and a meat sauce, topped with a thick bechamel sauce; however, other favorites call for potatoes, zucchini, or a combination of vegetables. More recently, a meatless (vegetarian) version has also become widely available.
Until the early 1900s, moussaka was a more simple dish, using just vegetables and meats. The addition of bechamel sauce is attributed to Nikos Tselementes, a Greek chef who trained in France, and this newer version quickly became a favorite in Greece.
Feta Cheese a white salty Greek cheese made from the milk of ewes or goats.
Pastitsio is a creamy, cheesy baked pasta dish that is sometimes called the Greek lasagne; however, there are differences. While both are baked pasta dishes, pastitsio is traditionally made with large tubular pasta, a meat and tomato sauce, and topped with a thick bechamel sauce.
Kokoretsi a traditional Greek dish typically consumed at Easter, consisting mainly of seasoned lamb or goat offal.
Keftedakia the traditional greek meatballs
Gemista "stuffed" or "full" in Greek, is a quintessential seasonal meal that requires fresh summer produce and some help from a hot oven.
Pies (spinach, cheese, leek pie, pumpkin pie, chicken pie, meat pie, etc.)
You will find many taverns which serve fresh fish, calamari, octopus, cooked in various ways. . We recommend you to drink with your meal traditional Greek drinks such as ouzo, retsina, tsipouro or one of the excellent local wines.
Always look at the menu boards which usually are in front of the tavern or restaurant and you better go to places where the most Greeks go to eat.
The Greek Atmosphere
Sip a glass of ouzo or wine with grilled octopus or any other Greek dish while sitting by the sea in Katakolon. When you return home, try to repeat this experience by preparing the same meal and serving the same drink.
Wherever you try to repeat this, you will soon realize that it does not taste the same. Its not that something is wrong with your palate or your culinary skills its that the Greek ritual when eating a meal mainly a combination of what you are eating and where you are eating it cannot be repeated, extracted or copied. It is simply something you can only find, taste and enjoy in Greece.