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Cuisine of Ios Island for gourmets. Places for dinner - best restaurants

Ios You can find all the traditional Greek dishes on Ios. Despite the fact, that it is not the biggest island of the Cyclades, there are a lot of taverns. However, there are many catering establishments in Greece and they are always full of people. It is caused by the fact that locals love to gather together with friends and family in taverns. They drink local ouzo or retsina, which is usually served chilled.
Ios is not a large island. Its width is 10 kilometres and the length is about 20. There are not many amusements parks and cinemas, but your child won't be bored on the island. Ios gives the … Open
You can also try local beer and wine or metaxa cognac and grappa. There are more than seventy sorts of wine on the island. In case you feel bad after a long night, try patsas soup, it will restore your health. Scientists suppose that it was created in Constantinople.
If you want to try the food, cooked according to the oldest traditions, look for taverns which are far from touristic spots. They are visited by locals and owned by the same family for several generations. Owners of these taverns cook for local citizens, using recipes of their ancestors. You can find «speciality» food in menus at Ios taverns. It means that these dishes are made according to a recipe, used by Hellen people. Copyright
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You can find horiatiki or village salad in every tavern. Locals never call it a Greek salad. It is usually made of olives, tomatoes, cucumbers, green peppers, onion and cheese. The salad is not always seasoned with oil, but you can find a bottle of olive oil on the table and add it to your dish. Don’t pass by tzatziki, a local yoghurt salad with cucumbers and garlic. It is usually used as a sauce to pita or mutton.
Ios Souvlaki is a popular fast food on Ios. It was initially made of beef or pork, but now you can find souvlaki with chicken, seafood or vegetables. It can be found in psarotaverns. Moreover, you can try giro, souvlaki in a pita with vegetables and fries. However, there are different meat dishes on Chios. For example, paidakia is delicious grilled lambs or moussaka, a layered dish made with minced meat, egg-plants and potatoes with bechamel sauce. Pastitsio is a baked pasta dish with ground meat and bechamel sauce. Don’t pass by dolma, a dish made of grape leaves and stuffed with meat. Stewed meat stifado is a very delightful dish too. Be sure to try kokoretsi. It is a Greek lamb delicacy. Local soups are also very delicious. Avgolemono is a classic soup of chicken broth, egg yolks and lemon juice. Fasolada is a traditional Greek soup made with white beans. Kakavia is a traditional fish soup.
Ios is a place where you can get to know the traditions, culture and customs of ancient Hellenes. According to testimonies of reliable ancient writers, like Herodotus and Pausanias, Ios was … Open
Fish dishes can be found in psarotaverns. You can find fish and seafood dishes here. Oysters, mussels, octopuses, squids are very popular on Ios. Moreover, you can buy a fish and ask to cook it in a tavern. Be careful when ordering a dish. There can be «k» or «kat» indications in front of the name of the dish. These indications show that the dish was made of frozen imported fish. Fish is stewed, fried and boiled here, so choose what you like most. Don’t miss the chance to taste local octopus and taramasalata on Ios. As a whole, local desserts are more eastern than western. The most popular are baklava and lokma. Keik me giaourti is a honey cake with yoghurt. Galaktoboureko is a traditional Greek pie. These two desserts are considered to be heavy food and Greeks usually eat it in winter. Coffee and juice are common soft drinks on the island. But tea is used only as a remedy for a cold.
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Unique sights around Ios Island


From the series “The Most Magical and Picturesque Cities in the World”
On the territory of the island there is an interesting Archaeological Museum, its location is a beautiful Venetian tower. Here, unique artifacts, found during the exploration of various areas of the island are presented. No less interesting object is the Monastery of the Virgin, which is located in the north-eastern part of the capital. It was founded in the 11th century. The monastery is located in a very inaccessible area - on the top of a cliff. Today, in the walls of the monastery valuable relics are kept, the age of some of them is more than 700 years. … Read further

Santorini Volcano

From the series “Volcanoes and Traps That Changed the Face of the Planet”
It’s needless to say that such a destructive element led not only to breaking the landscape, but also to serious climate changes. The eruption of the Santorini volcano triggered a series of tsunamis. Clouds of ash and smoke were thrown to the air.  For a long time, the Earth was concealed from sunrays, so the global cooling has came. However, the main mystery of Santorini volcano is related to the destiny of the Minoan civilization, whose cultural center was the island of Santorini or Thera. Some researchers have speculated that the inhabitants of the island predicted the impending eruption and left the place timely. However, all the monuments of civilization located on the island were destroyed. … Read further
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