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Delicious desserts from the Greek islands

● 12 July 2017
 

The Greek cuisine is famous worldwide for its creative dishes that attract the travellers and give them an ultimate experience of food and travel. In addition to delicious savoury dishes, the Greek cuisine and especially the cuisine of the Greek islands has many unique desserts that will sweeten your vacations. After the culinary experience of having an excellent meal in a Greek tavern or restaurant, be prepared for the next level that will lead you in a gastronomic paradise.

Kaltsounia, Ios

Kaltsounia are sweet pies with cinnamon, honey and mizithra cheese and are also called melitinia. What makes kaltsounia unique is the combination of sweet with savoury, which is something common in the Greek cuisine. With kaltsounia, you taste the amazing pies of the cuisine of the Greek islands and the tasteful mixing of the delicious cheese mizithra with honey.  Ios is known for its honey, and on the island, there is a fine variety of honey, which is called Mayotiko because it is the honey from May flowers and is noted for its aroma and amber colour.

Kaltsounia

Melachrino, Naxos

Among the signature desserts of Naxos, melachrino is famous all over Greece. It is a kind of karydopita (= walnut cake) made from a small quantity of citron liqueur and served with kaimaki ice cream, which is the ice cream made from mastic resin and sheep's milk. Can you imagine a better delicacy after swimming and sunbathing under the warm sun?

Zaharobaklavas, Paros

Baklava is one of the desserts you should taste in Greece and you can find it everywhere, in every pastry shop and bakery all over Greece. Zaharobaklavas is a variation of this delicacy you will find in Paros. Ground almonds and honey that melts in your mouth make this dessert the best option after your delicious meal.

Amygdalota, Mykonos

Amygdalota are small and soft almond cookies with marzipan. They are a special delicacy you can find on every island of Cyclades, but in Mykonos, there are many elegant patisseries to buy amydgalota in many different flavours and tastes. You can easily take them back home as well as offer them as a gift.

Loukoumades, Crete

Loukoumades is a very famous sweet of Greece, which can be found everywhere during your vacations in Greece. However, what makes loukoumades unique, which are bite-sized sweet honey puffs served soaked in hot honey syrup, is the oil and the honey. Among the natural products of Crete, are also the thyme honey with its unique aroma as well as the pure virgin olive oil from the olive groves of the island that create a delicious combination for this extra yummy dessert.

Loukoumades

Where to Stay

Hotel & Hostel in Thessaloniki, Greece Hotel Kastoria
Hotel Kastoria
17, Leontos Sofou str., 54626 Thessaloniki, Greece

Hotel Kastoria is located just a 5-minute walk from Ladadika, the historic center of Thessaloniki with many restaurants, bars and shops. Eleftherias Square can be reached in less than 10 minutes on foot, and Aristotelous Square is at 1 km. Thessaloniki Airport Makedonia is 20 km away.

Appartment in Chalkidiki, Greece Armonia
Armonia
13, Filippou & Kariotaki Str., Nea Moudania, 63200 Chalkidiki, Greece

Centrally located in Nea Moudania in Chalkidiki, Armonia is within 8 minutes walk from the beach and it offers budget accommodation in rooms with a balcony in a great location. Many shops, supermarkets, cafes, banks, restaurants are conveniently located within a very short walking distance. Nea Moudania is 60 km away from Thessaloniki and 50 km from Thessaloniki Airport Makedonia.

Hotel in Epidavros, Greece Hani Inn
Hani Inn
Hani Merkouri, Ligourio, 21052 Epidavros, Greece

Hani Inn Hotel is located in the small village of Chani Merkouri, 5 km from the Ancient Theater of Epidavros. The famous archaeological site of Mycenae is 38 km away. The nearest beach can be reached within a 20-minute drive. The historic and picturesque Nafplio town is at 20 km.


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