The difference between gyros and souvlaki is the method used to cook the meat. Gyros meat is cooked on a vertical grill rotating continuously, while souvlaki meat is cooked barbeque style on a grill, using skewers that are rotated by hand. Like gyros, the meat is marinated with lemon juice, olive oil and herbs such as thyme, rosemary, and oregano. Souvlaki are usually served on the skewer, but they can also be taken off the skewer and served in a rolled pita with salad and sauce. Starting at just over 1 euro each they can be a quick snack or a tasty addition to a main meal.
Zante Takeaway 2019