9 Mouth-Watering Greek Island Dishes You Absolutely Need To Try

Pan-fried snails with flour, wine, and rosemary are called chochlioi boubouristi in Creta. It continues Cretan cuisine's snail legacy, currently from local snail farms.

Chochlioi boubouristi Crete

Pastitsada is a hearty Corfiot meal of braised beef or veal in a spicy tomato sauce over bucatini pasta. This classic is famous for its rich flavours and ease of preparation.

Pastitsada Corfu

Kasos offers the best dolmadakia, vine leaves stuffed with rice and herbs, often served with a sweet tomato sauce. These appetizers are light yet flavorful, perfect for starting a Greek meal.

Dolmadakia Kasos

Fourtalia, a Greek omelette from Andros, contains sausage, potatoes, eggs with spearmint and oregano. This warm recipe is perfect for breakfast or dinner.

Fourtalia (Greek Omelet) Andros

Ladenia from Kimolos is a Greek flatbread topped with tomatoes, olive oil, and oregano. It s reminiscent of pizza but unique to the island, showcasing local flavors in a delicious, fluffy bread.

Ladenia Kimolos

Fytoura is a sweet treat from Zakynthos, a fried semolina pudding sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon. It s a delightful dessert enjoyed for its simplicity and traditional Greek flavors.

Fytoura Zakynthos

Stuffed aubergines with feta, tomato sauce, vinegar and fresh herbs make Zakynthos' skordostoumbi, or 'garlicky eggplant'. It tastes like Mediterranean food.

Skordostoumbi Zakynthos

Milos is renowned for pitarakia, mini fried cheese pies filled with local cheeses like manoura or feta. They are a popular snack or appetizer showcasing the island s culinary heritage.

Pitarakia Milos

Santorini ntomatokeftedes are crispy fried tomato balls flavoured with zucchini, onion, feta cheese, oregano and mint. They are a must-try appetiser on the island noted for its food and scenery.

Ntomatokeftedes Santorini

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