Αμοργιανή Τεκίλα «Μεκίλα»

Tecquila from Amorgos «Μεκίλα»

It is made exclusively from a distillate of prickly pear trees that grow on the Amorgian earth and from grapes.

Φραγκοσυκόμελο Αμοργού

Fragkosykomelo of Amorgos

A liqueur with a unique flavor and excellent aroma for those who like prickly pears but prefer a mild drink.

Παστέλι Αμοργιανό

Pasteli of Amorgos

This candy has a great history on the island as it is the sweet that they share at weddings. In the past, when the family had a child of marriage, they cultivated 1-2 years before the wedding sesame with which they would make the pastels and the xerotigana for the marriage. Every year on the 6th of August, the Savior, is the official celebration of the pastel in the central square of Chora.

Ψημένη ρακή Αμοργού

Rooted raki of Amorgos

Amorgos is also known for the roasted raki, which will treat you to the Monastery of Panagia Hozoviotissa, but also to many households for the welcome. Her story began many years ago when the women of Amorgos were looking for a way to participate in the social life of the island, but they did not drink the strong raki that men drank. So they made a raki liqueur with the addition of honey and various aromatic herbs and spices. It is called "baked" for two reasons, because the candy of honey is slowly roasted and because the drink itself is "roasted" over time. The better you leave it.

Κεφαλοτύρι Αμοργού

Kefalotyri of Amorgos

Pretty salted white cheese that has a spicy and salty taste.

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Ladotyri of Amorgos

Hard and salty cheese that matures in the oil.

Μαλάκα Αμοργού

Malaka of Amorgos

Soft sweet cheese especially delicious.

Μυζήθρες Αμοργού

Myzithres of Amorgos

In Amorgos you will find Myzithra and Xinomyzithra. Myzithra is a white cheese with soft consistency prepared in special moulds. Opt for the xinomyzithra instead of classic feta in your tomato salad and you will not be disappointed. Its creamy texture blends harmoniously with capers and leaves a lovely taste that will tickle your palate. You can add salt to make it tastier.

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Xinotyro of Amorgos

It is similar to Xynomyzithra the difference being that it is left to dry for several weeks until it becomes hard as stone.

Κοπανιστή Αμοργού

Kopanisti of Amorgos

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A soft peppery cheese, with a spicy taste. It is served as a starter.

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Anthotiro of Amorgos

A soft cheese with butter and very little salt.

Μεθυσμένα Αμοργιανά

Methismena Amorgiana

These are traditional Lenten Easter cookies. They are similar to Kaltsounia that are filled with apricot jam, walnuts, and either cheese or sugar. The ingredients needed for preparation include Flour, White wine, Olive oil, some baking powder and Salt. They are sprinkled with icing sugar.

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Pavloi

This is the brown kneaded bread known as “Amorgian Pavlos”, which is dedicated to Agios Pavlos (on the road to Chora from Aegiali). As regards its basic ingredients, it consists of wheat and barley flour which is then cut and baked again to make small rusks, known as “Pavli”.

Ξεροτήγανα (δίπλες) Αμοργού

Xerotigana of Amorgos

You should not leave Amorgos without trying the traditional xerotigana. These are the well-known “diples” that are made at Christmas and New Year. Moreover, they are offered at weddings and baptisms together with Amorgian pasteli. As defined by their name, Xerotigana are folded into various shapes (such as the shape of a rose), and then sprinkled with local honey and decorated with sesame seeds.

Μέλι θυμαρίσιο Αμοργού

Honey Thyme of Amorgos

In the mountainous areas, there are honeybees producing honey mainly thyme and flowering bees, which, according to studies that have not yet been completed, seem to belong to a local breed.

Φάβα Αμοργού

Fava of Amorgos

Amorgian fava comes from Pisum Sativum, which is a variety of peas, which is why it is called "katsouni" or "magirema". The fava is eaten warm alone, or accompanied with onion, oil, capers and lemon, and they are called married.

Ελαιόλαδο Αμοργού

Αmorgian Οlive Οil

About 120 tons of amorgian olive oil are produced globally on the island with a pale yellowish green color, low acidity and rich flavor. Search for it and you will not miss it.

Κρασί Αμοργού

Amorgian Wine

Several and the local grape varieties that give amorgian wine. Mantilaria, Strihi, Patiniotiko and Fokiano are distinguished, while besides the classic wines of 12-14 degrees, many houses still make the strong, high-grade red wine.

Βότανα Αμοργού

Amorgian Herbs

The first thing who hit you when you arrive on Amorgos is the scent of herbs. Amorgos is well known for it´s rich flora and many exceptional medical plants. It is said that Amorgos got its name from the flower “Amorgos”. This flower was used during the antiquity in order to produce gossamer tunic which was coloured deeply red. The different Aromatics and medical herbs you can find is for instance mint, basil, chamomile, fennel, marjoram, oregano, rosemary, sage thyme and yellow gammander.