24 Feb History of souvlaki
The souvlaki (meat on a skewer) has its roots in ancient history – there are even mentions of it in Homer’s works in which Achilles is asked to roast pieces of meat over an open fire and remnants of instruments used to roast meat on skewers dating back to 2000 B.C. have even been found in Santorini. However, the souvlaki as we know it today began being served in Athens in the 1950s and now, a trip to Greece isn’t complete without trying Greece’s national street food! That’s why we’ve done all the hard work and brought it right here to Britain ourselves!
Kalamaki means “little reed” and it’s how the Athenians refer to meat on the skewer. We recommend ordering one or two if you’re feeling just a little peckish or if not, one to round off your souvlaki with pita meal.