Greek pies | Recipes | Bakeries in Athens

spanakopita traditional greek pie
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There is an endless list of traditional Greek pies (πίτες). They are called “pites” in Greek but they are different to Arabic pita breads. Most of them are made of phyllo dough and a filling of basic, pure and fresh ingredients. They are also prepared in different shapes such as triangles, squares, rolls or sticks. Epirus‘ s (Northwestern part of Greece) are probably the most popular ones. But every region in Greece has a different traditional pie type to offer. In this post we are writing about the most popular ones, links with the recipes if you wish to make them at home and we suggest places where you can have the best ones of each in Athens.

Tiropita or Tyropita (Cheese Pie)

Tiropita (τυρόπιτα) is ideal for any time of the day, as a breakfast, snack or main dish. It is made with phyllo dough and a filling of feta cheese, olive oil, butter and eggs. 


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We tried the recipe at and we are sure you are going to enjoy preparing and eating this delicious tiropita.

Varsos bakery, in Kifissia, use pure ingredients and offer the traditional cheese pie that Epirus old women used to make to feed their families. If you are around this location do not miss their tiropita.


Spanakopita (Spinach Pie)

Spanakopita (σπανακόπιτα) is a classic dish in Greek cuisine. It’s also been getting a lot of popularity in worldwide restaurants as a side dish. It is mainly made of spinach, spring onions, feta cheese, olive oil and eggs, also known as spanakotiropita. Some people prefer it without feta cheese and/or eggs. Which is very tasty as well if the spinach, onions and herbs are fresh and organic. 


spanakopita greek spinach pie
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If you like feta cheese, you should try this spinach pie recipe we found on and if not this pie recipe on is delicious and ideal during the Lent periods in Christianity.

We found the best spanakopita in Athens, in Christo’ s bakery in Neos Kosmos.


4 thoughts on “Greek pies | Recipes | Bakeries in Athens

    • GreeceByAGreek says:

      My mum makes one without phyllo dough. So tasty! We definitely must write another post about traditional pies.

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