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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 & Appartment in Mystras, Greece Mazaraki Guesthouse
Mazaraki Guesthouse
Pikoulianika, 23100 Mystras, Greece

Mazaraki Guesthouse is located in the village of Pikoulianika, just a 5-minute drive from Mystras. The city of Sparti is a 15-minute drive away. The nearest airport is Kalamata International Airport, 60 km away.

Hotel in Argos, Greece Morfeas Hotel
Morfeas Hotel
2, Danaou str., 21200 Argos, Greece

Morfeas Hotel is in a central location in Argos, 14 km away from Mycenae and 12 km away from Nafplio. The property is close to supermarkets, shops and restaurants. The International Airport of Kalamata is 128 km away.

Appartment in Pelion, Greece Nikolaou House
Nikolaou House
Tsagkarada, 37012 Pelion, Greece

Nikolaou House is centrally located in the picturesque village of Tsagkarada, Pelion. The popular beach of Mylopotamos is 6 km away.


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