Flavors of Andros Island

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Flavors of Andros Island

Traditional dishes and products produced on Andros Island include:

  • Pastries, such as barley rusks and barley rolls
  • Honey products, such as honey, royal jelly, pollen, propolis, beeswax, honey and nut cakes and pastries.
  • Oil and table olives
  • Dairy products, such as yogurt, various cheeses, such as petroti, volaki, gruyere, soft cheese, kopanisti, ladotyri
  • Almond products, such as raw almonds, almond cookies, soumada – an almond syrup from bitter almonds
  • Citrus preserves with most characteristic the “babiloni”, prepared from citrus blossoms and the preserve of rose
  • Vegetables, lemons, tangerines, oranges
  • Spirits, such as wine, tsipouro, raki, rakomelo, wine mead
  • And others, such as caper, sausages, oregano


Taste and cook

To taste the traditional products of Andros, you may buy them from the island’s grocery stores and supermarkets, as well as bakeries and pastry shops.

To taste the traditional recipes of Andros, dine at the island’s restaurants that use local ingredients.

You may also cook the traditional recipes yourself, along with the cooks of the island. This activity is offered by the following local businesses: Explore Andros and One Foot Forward.*

* Businesses are presented in alphabetical order. In case your business offers this activity and has not been included in the list, accept our apologies for the omission and please contact us (lifeandrospark@gmail.com) to include it.