Mykonos Food & Wine : Tips
Greek cuisine is centuries old, simple, varied, based on traditional Mediterranean products and strongly influenced by local customs, natural resources, the climate and the dishes of neighboring populations. The most important food is of course seafood and fish, especially shrimp and squid, and it is common for people to eat large appetizers instead of a full lunch. Here are some of the traditional dishes: koriatiche, a tasty Greek salad, souvlaki, lamb kebabs cooked over coals, dolmades, vine leaves stuffed with rice, Keftedes, spicy meatballs and finally delicious tzatziki, yogurt with cucumber, added to many dishes. Greece is also considered the land of wines, so we recommend that you try sweet Commandaria, white Retina, Krasi, "sacred drink of the god Dionysus," Sout Helen, Robola of Kefalonia, the strawberry- flavored Naoussa, Nemea, and many others. The traditional local drinks are anise-flavored ouzo, Raki and Tsipouro. There is also a huge variety of desserts and sweets, such as galaktomboreko, pastry filled with cream, kataifi, pastry stuffed with almonds, baklava, pastry filled with almonds and honey. The jam is excellent, and so are the fruit pies.