Colorful and mesmeric, Syros is an island of Cyclades boasting a distinctive identity. Syros local dishes only add to this genuine character, introducing travelers to a unique feast of the senses. Through high quality local products, traditional recipes and eclectic ingredients in unique combinations, culinary wonders take place on this lovely part of the world. Join Syros cuisine and enjoy!
First of all, we could not leave out the most famous local delicacy of Syros. Syros loukoumia (Turkish delights) are by far the most recognizable product on the island. Using starch, sugar and water, the locals go above and beyond to produce wonderful versions with rose, pistachio, almond, walnuts and many many other flavors. They are served with caster sugar and are the perfect accompaniment for Greek coffee. Similarly famous and equally flavorful, halvadopita is another great dessert of Syros. Its name is nougat pie in Greek and it uses honey, almonds, egg whites and vanilla.
Continuing on with Syros local dishes, aetopita is definitely a place to start. It is a local pie made of fish and vegetables. The freshness of the sea is highlighted in every single bite. Marathopita is another type of pie, made of fennel and other vegetables. It is a wonderful dish that you can taste from early in the morning. Pork with cabbage or pork with quince are two versions of a homemade recipe that has been loved by both locals and travelers. The islanders adore pork and this is why they are well known for producing exceptional pork sausages. Try them out as parts of stuffings in pies, omelets or on their own, as meze (small treats to taste along with ouzo, tsipouro, wine or beer).
Karaboloi are snails that have been handpicked and cooked to perfection, along with tomato sauce. And local cheese varieties, such as San Michali cheese, xynotyro, marathotyri and gruyere are exquisite to taste. They complement every single recipe and really skyrocket flavors and senses! With all that, how can you resist Syros local dishes and traditional cuisine?