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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 Athens, Greece Elikon Hotel
7.9 10
Elikon Hotel
3, Dorou str., 10431 Athens, Greece

Located in the centre of Athens, Elikon Hotel is just a 2-minute walk from Omonoia Metro station, making transport easy throughout Athens. Piraeus Port is only 20 minutes away using the metro.

Hotel in Aegina, Greece Liberty II
Liberty II
Agia Marina, 18010 Aegina, Greece

Hotel Liberty II is located in the popular sea-side resort of Aegina, Agia Marina, just 3 minutes walk from the longest beach of the island. The main port of the island and the town is at 13.2 km. Aegina island can be easily reached with a ferry boat from Piraeus (Athens), or Agistri and Methana islands.

Hotel in Thessaloniki, Greece Nouvelle Hotel
Nouvelle Hotel
7km Thessaloniki - Oraiokastro, 57013 Thessaloniki, Greece

Nouvelle Hotel is located in Oraiokastro, just 8 km away from the centre of Thessaloniki. Thessaloniki International Airport is 28.9 km away. The port of Thessaloniki is approximately a 20-minute drive away.


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