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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

Hostel in Athens, Greece Student and Travellers Inn
8.9 10
Student and Travellers Inn
16, Kidathinaion str., 10558 Athens, Greece

Student and Travellers Inn – the first hostel in Greece since 1977 is located in the heart of Plaka, right below the Acropolis. Traditional cobbled streets full of taverns, shops, cafes are right at our hostel's doorstep. The main square of Athens, Syntagma, is at 600 m, while the lively Monastiraki square is at 800 m. The nearest metro station and the bus stop for the X95 Airport Bus can be reached within a 7-minute walk.

Hotel in Heraklion, Greece Pasiphae Hotel
8.8 10
Pasiphae Hotel
34 Poseidonos str. & 1 Naxou str., 71307 Heraklion, Greece

Pasiphae Hotel is located in a quiet part of Heraklion, just a 10-minute walk from the main port of Heraklion and 2.5 km away from Nikos Kazantzakis International airport. The historic center of Heraklion can be reached within 15 minutes on foot.

Hotel in Piraeus, Greece Cavo D' Oro
Cavo D' Oro
Al. Papanastasiou 19, 18533 Piraeus, Greece

Hotel Cavo D' Oro is located in Piraeus, Athens, 2 km from Piraeus Port and from the old electric railway station (Metro Line 1). The center of Athens can be reached within 15 minutes from the nearest railway/metro station (Piraeus). Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos is at 40 km.


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