The gastronomy of Skyros
The Skyros traditional cuisine is rich and interesting. Boasting fresh ingredients, palatability, nutritional value and wisdom of traditional recipes handed down from generation to generation. Base is traditional Greek and Aegean cuisine, with regional dishes from ingredients produced on the island.
Skyros is famous for its fresh fish, seafood, lobster, etc. prepared and cooked in the moment with special recipes.
Livestock and dairy products are also well known for the quality and taste.
Restaurants and taverns cook delicious lamb chops, lamb and goat braised or baked, local sausages, kontosouvli, gardoumpes, intestines.From cheese stands out graviera, with the spicy taste, fresh and dry cheese and ksinotyri, beautiful white soft cheese from goat's milk with a slightly sour taste and texture of yoghurt.
Renowned are the local pies:
- Oil pie, made with dough fluffy and served with skyrian cheese.
- Teropitaria (frumenty, rice and cheese)
- Trachanopites, custard, ricepies.
Other characteristic traditional dishes of skyrian cuisine:
-Agalipokeftedes Made by agalipes,a kindof sea anemones,
-rooster with red sauce,
-Taftitsa A kind of local mushrooms fried and served with garlic.
-Manites, mushrooms which are collected from the forest and eaten grilled
-Fava With fennel
-Sweet and sour frumenty
everywhere Taste sweet pan and spoon, donuts, pancakes, baklava, the local nougat, handmade sweets, honey, jams, herbs etc.
Xirotigana-large loukoumas- with a hole in the middle with fragrant honey. With this sweet skyrian people made invitations for a wedding or christening
The local honey, mainly pine and thyme is delicious and healthy.
Try everywhere Skyrian wines (white, red and rose), raki, ouzo, liqueurs etc.
In many of Skyros hotels special skyrian breakfast is served, which leverages and highlights local products.
The lovely and traditional breakfast includes Skyrian ladopites, Eptazimo bread, thyme local honey, homemade jams, local cheeses, Skyros trachanoptaria, teroptes red zucchini fritters, almond, quince, cream pie, rice pudding with raisins and a bunch of other goodies .