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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 Olympia, Greece Hotel Inomaos
Hotel Inomaos
2, Varela str., 27065 Olympia, Greece

Hotel Inomaos is centrally located in the village of Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games. There is a bus station just 50 meters away from the property. The archaeological site of ancient Olympia is a 13-minute walk away.

Hotel in Rethymno, Greece Ammoudi
Ammoudi
Lefkogia, Ammoudi, 74060 Rethymno, Greece

The family-run Ammoudi Hotel is located in a quiet area, only a 3-minute walk from beautiful, secluded Ammoudi Beach. The lively center of Rethymno town is at 30 km, while Chania International Airport "Ioannis Daskalogiannis" is 95 km away.

Studio & Appartment in Donoussa, Greece Makares Apartments
Makares Apartments
Stavros, 84300 Donoussa, Greece

Enjoying the magnificent views of the Aegean Sea, family-run Makares Apartments are located in Stavros, the main village and the port of Donoussa island. Built according to the traditional Cycladic style, Makares Apartments offer accommodation in self-catering studios and apartments with modern amenities. Stavros beach is 200 m away from the property, while Kedros beach is at 900 m. The village shops, the ATM, restaurants and bars can be found within a 10-minute walk.


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