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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 in Larissa, Greece Asteras Hotel Larissa
Asteras Hotel Larissa
22, Asklipiou & Kouma Str., 41222 Larissa, Greece

Asteras Hotel is built in a very central location in Larissa, close to shops and many dining and entertaining options. The Railway Station of Larissa is just a 15-minute walk away. Nea Anchialos Airport is 72 km away.

Appartment in Chania, Greece Icarus Hotel
9.5 10
Icarus Hotel
Agiou Fanouriou, Kalamaki, 73100 Chania, Greece

Icarus Hotel is located just 5 minutes walk from the popular, well-organized beach in Kalamaki resort. The historic town of Chania is at 7 km, while Souda Port is 12 km away. Ioannis Daskalogiannis International Airport is at 26 km.

Hotel in Naxos, Greece Annita's Village Hotel
9.1 10
Annita's Village Hotel
Main Street, Agia Anna, 84300 Naxos, Greece

Annita's Village Hotel is located in Agia Anna, a 10-minute walk from Agia Anna Beach and Plaka Beach. Naxos town, the capital of the island, and the main port are at 7 km. Naxos Airport is a 10-minute drive from the property.


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