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5 weird Greek dishes from the Greek islands

Amorgos ● Crete ● Ios ● Naxos ● Paros ● 11 July 2017
 

The Greek cuisine is famous all over the world for its fine products as well as its creative recipes that have something different to offer to the foodies. Especially the Greek islands have an amazing culinary culture, which has as a result weird dishes you probably haven't tasted before. If you love trying new things and have memorable experiences during your trips, these Greek dishes give you the best opportunity to explore food and travel, enjoy the gastronomy of Greece and give your stomach the ultimate pleasure. Read about these amazing dishes and plan your next trip to the Greek islands!

Tsimetia, Ios

Tsimetia, a traditional dish from Ios, are zucchini's flowers filled with rice and then baked or fried. They are the ultimate vegan dish and offered as an appetiser. You may find it weird to eat courgette blossoms, but the truth is that they are delicious!

Sefoukloti, Naxos

Sefoukloti is a sweet-savoury pie with chards or wild greens, parsley, fennel, onion, mint and rice. You can taste this yummy pie in every traditional tavern in Naxos, and it is a perfect possibility to get familiar with the Greek cuisine of the islands as it combines two elements of it: the pies, which belong to the most creative dishes in every Greek family and the combination of sweet with savoury, which can give the recipe an unexpected advantage.

Karavoles, Paros

Karavoles or karavoloi is a special dish with snails in Paros. If you thing that this kind of ingredients is unusual, we can reassure you that snails are very tasty and nutritious, full of proteins. Usually, they are cooked mpourmporistoi, which means boiled in tomato sauce.

Patatato, Amorgos

The most famous local dish from meat in Amorgos is patatado, which is slowly baked goat with potatoes, tomatoes, onion, spices, garlic, onion, olive oil and wine in the pot. What makes patatato so unique is that it is being prepared on an island, where you expect to eat seafood, but on the contrary, you eat a delicious meat dish, which reminds of the mountainous cuisine during winter.

Gamopilafo, Crete

Gamopilafo literally means the rice of weddings, and it is traditionally served in Cretan weddings. It is a deluxe risotto with meat, lemon juice and butter from goat's milk, which gives it its special taste and aroma. The combination of the ingredients has as a result an alternative dish, which is the Cretan version of risotto.

Where to Stay

Hotel in Chalkidiki, Greece Hotel Aeollos
Hotel Aeollos
Pefkohori, 63085 Chalkidiki, Greece

Hotel Aeollos is located in popular Pefkohori village, just 50 m from the long, sandy beach. The lively resort of Polichrono is 8 km away from Pefkohori. Thessaloniki Airport Makedonia is at 95 km, while the center of Thessaloniki is at 105 km.

Hotel in Argos, Greece Morfeas Hotel
Morfeas Hotel
2, Danaou str., 21200 Argos, Greece

Morfeas Hotel is in a central location in Argos, 14 km away from Mycenae and 12 km away from Nafplio. The property is close to supermarkets, shops and restaurants. The International Airport of Kalamata is 128 km away.

Hotel in Kastoria, Greece Anastassiou Hotel
Anastassiou Hotel
1st km Nat. Road Kastoria-Athens, 52100 Kastoria, Greece

Anastassiou Hotel is built in the entrance of Kastoria town, within a short driving distance from shops, restaurants and monuments. Vitsi Ski center is a 40-minute drive away. The nearest airport is Thessaloniki International Airport which is 214 km away.


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