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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 Aegli Hotel
Aegli Hotel
1, Karaiskaki & Iera Odos ave., Chaidari, 12461 Athens, Greece

Aegli hotel is situated in Haidari area, close to the city center. The nearby Agia Marina metro station favors direct access to Athens Airport, Piraeus Port and many vibrant areas of the city.

Hotel in Athens, Greece Elizabeth Hotel
8.5 10
Elizabeth Hotel
46, Arkadias Str., 11527 Athens, Greece

Elizabeth Hotel is only 10 minutes away from Panormou Metro Station. Syntagma Square is just 4 stops away using the metro and the Eleftherios Venizelos Airport can be easily reached as it is directly connected with Panormou Metro Station.

Hotel in Tripoli, Greece Mainalon Resort
Mainalon Resort
Areos Sq., 22100 Tripoli, Greece

Centrally located in Tripoli, Mainalon Resort is an ideal choice for both business and leisure travelers. The lively city center with many restaurants, cafes, shops can be reached within a 3-minute walk. The bus station (KTEL) is a 15-minute walk away.


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