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Cheese Made in Naxos

Naxos competitive advantage in gastronomy products is its variety of cheese. Try the savoury "arseniko kefalotiri" (hard white cheese), "ladotiro" definitely accompanied by raki (an oily cheese made after putting arseniko kefalotiri in a container with oil for more than three months), sweet mizithra (cheese without salt with very low fat), "anthotiro" (similar to mizithra but slightly salted), "ksinomizithra" (sour mizithra) with an added pinch of pepper for a special savoury ending and, the most popular, the graviera of Naxos with its delicate & exceptional taste.


Naxian Potatoes

Naxian potatoes, famous for their exceptional taste, are considered to be the best in Greece. Worldwide exported, they are usually cultivated in the area of Livadi in Naxos and can be savored either fried, boiled, roasted or in a salad.


Sefoukloti or Tourtes

It is a traditional pie stuffed with many herbs, spinach, oregano, fennel, onions and spring onions, raisins & olive oil. It is baked in the oven or fried in a pan and it contains neither eggs nor milk.


Patoudo

It's a local specialty made with a young lamb stuffed with various herbs such as white beets, fennel, garlic and local olive oil. The plate is garnished with local Naxian potatoes and accompanied by red Naxian wine.


Traditional Sweets

Try Naxos marmalades from various fruit and vegetables and delicious syrupy preserves, called "small-spoon" sweet. Don't forget to take back home a jar of local honey, as Naxos has a considerable variety of products from bee-keeping. A special type of honey produced in Naxos is "rikomelo", a thick honey made from the heath tree.



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