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These are the traditional desserts you should taste in Greece

Greece ● Turkey ● 05 June 2017
 

The Greek cuisine is famous worldwide for its fine ingredients, its tasteful recipes and its traditional dishes that combine meat, fish and vegetables. However, the Greek cuisine has also many desserts that are perfect after a delicious meal. In Greece, every restaurant and tavern offers high-quality desserts, but you can also find everywhere patisseries with cakes and sweets that will impress you with their taste and appearance.

1. Loukoumades

Loukoumades are considered as the Greek version of doughnuts. They are crispy and golden on the outside, fluffy and airy on the inside. This delicacy is great during winter, as it is served hot, but it still remains a very good choice at any time of the year. If you want to try your cooking skills, you can prepare these bite-sized sweet honey puffs, which are served soaked in hot honey syrup, with a very simple recipe.

Loukoumades

2. Kataifi

Kataifi is a delicious dessert, which is very popular in Greece, Turkey and the Arabic countries. It is a delicacy made with chopped walnuts, scented with clove and cinnamon, wrapped into crispy dough and bathed in lemon syrup.

3. Ravani

Ravani is the ultimate cake in Greece. It can be found in many variations, but the most popular is the one with coconut. Ravani is a syrupy Greek cake with flakes of oranges and coconut. Its delicate flavour, texture and smell will amaze you.

4. Galaktompoureko

Galaktompoureko is a traditional Greek dessert made from layers of dough, sprinkled with melted butter, filled with creamy custard and bathed in scented syrup. The secret of galaktompoureko is mostly in the dough that should be crispy but at the same time soft.

5. Baklava

Baklava is a delicacy also coming from Turkey, which has however found its special place in the Greek tradition. Baklava is made from layers of crispy golden dough, filled with nuts and garnished with syrup.

Baklava

6. Tsoureki

Tsoureki is a kind of sweet bread, which is a tradition to be prepared in Easter. Two aromatic spices, mastic and mahlab, give tsoureki an amazing taste. You can eat tsoureki throughout the whole year; it is a perfect snack that will sweeten your day!

7. Rizogalo

Rizogalo is a rice pudding, which takes its name from its two basic ingredients, rice and milk. It is a healthy Greek recipe as it is butter- and egg- free. Rizogalo is served warm and scented with vanilla, cinnamon, lemon peel or orange zest.

Where to Stay

Studio in Karpathos, Greece Vardes Hotel Studios
Vardes Hotel Studios
Amoopi, 85700 Karpathos, Greece

Vardes Hotel Studios is located 500 meters from Votsalakia Beach and 700 meters from Pera Ammos Beach. Karpathos town and the port are at 6.5 km, while Diafani port is 53 km away. Vardes Hotel Studios is 12 km away from Karpathos Island National Airport.

Hotel in Zakynthos, Greece Ecoresort Zefyros
8.2 10
Ecoresort Zefyros
Agios Kirikos, 29090 Zakynthos, Greece

Surrounded by lush greenery and vineyards, Ecoresort Zefyros is located 6 km away from Zakynthos Town and 8 km away from Zakynthos International Airport.

Hotel in Samos, Greece Mirini Hotel
8.2 10
Mirini Hotel
Kallistratous Str., 83100 Samos, Greece

Hotel Mirini is located in Samos town, just 3 minutes walk from the beach and within a 10-minute walk from the main port of the island. The hotel offers sea view accommodation with many traditional taverns, shops, cafes, supermarkets in close proximity.


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