Gyros is one of the most popular Greek street food dishes and it is famous worldwide. The meat is sliced into thin shavings
It is placed in a round pitta with tzatziki, tomatoes, onions and fries. Gyros is obtained from the Greek word Yireezo meaning turn around referring to the constantly rotating vertical spit on which the meat is cooked. The correct pronunciation is Yeeros
It is believed that Gyros originated during the time of Alexander the Great when his soldiers skewered the meat on their swords and cooked it over a fire.