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

St Marks square, Zante town, Zakynthos The island's cuisine absorbed all the best traditions of the Greek culinary. One of the most important ingredients in almost any dish is olive oil. The Islanders also like to use tomatoes, garlic, lemons, and fragrant spices. By the way, if you want to taste island food in the form in which they are cooked "for their own", then look for small taverns away from the crowds of tourists and any sights. Service in such places is usually not too fast, but the food is delicious and they cook exactly as they did centuries ago, without any changes to please the travelers.
Zakynthos is a recognized world-famous beach resort with lots of comfortable coast areas spread all over the island. Gerakas sand beach is widely regarded as one of the best on Zakynthos. It … Open
Sarca is mandatory for tasting. By the way, this dish is considered a real culinary landmark of the island. Beef with tomatoes, sheep cheese called "ladotiri" and garlic can leave anyone indifferent. Another finding of the local chefs, skordostubi, is also popular. This dish is made from tomatoes, aubergines and olive oil with garlic. Local cheese mizithra has an unusual taste, which can be salty or plain but should be consumed with honey or sugar. Gourmets advise trying Zakynthos rabbits in tomato sauce in the local taverns.
Do not pass by the world-famous yogurt sauce tzatziki. As a snack, you can taste tiropitakia, lush dough stuffed with national Greek feta cheese or tiropota, a puff pastry roll with cheese, spinach, meat or other stuffing. In any tavern, even a small one, you can buy gyros, a traditional Greek sandwich. Pork, tomatoes, French fries, sauce, and greens wrapped in a tortilla – almost a perfect snack. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
There are few hundreds of accommodation places on Zakynthos and some are very popular among tourists. First of all, resort hotels are worth mentioning and Pantheon is one of the best of … Open
Among the salads here, you should try koriatiki, a dish that in the rest of the world is called a "Greek salad". It should be noted that it is prepared here differently and the taste, thanks to local ingredients, is quite different. The salads with beans and potatoes are also popular here. At least once taste a kebab souvlaki and stifado, a calf with onion and tomato sauce. Lamb with youvetsi pasta is also interesting, bifteki meatballs and eggplants stuffed with meat called papoutsakia. You should better buy fish dishes in taverns near the coast. Fish and seafood here are boiled, fried, stewed, dried – are cooked actually in all possible ways. Please note that the chosen dish may not be on the menu due to the fact that the right ingredient just was not caught today.
Zakynthos Town There are many places in Zakynthos, where you can buy home-made bread and sweets. The most famous local dessert is mandolato. It is made from eggs, almonds, and honey. Those, who like sweets, will also like pasteli, a delicacy made from honey, almonds, and sesame. However, fans of sweet things will have something to choose from the island – baklava, and nougat with nuts, and biscuits are also sold here. If you like honey, it is worth to get acquainted with its local variation, which has a unique taste and aroma.
Zakynthos is not the best place to buy brand clothes, shoes, and cosmetics. If you want, you can surely go to any shopping center and buy things you like, but the choice here is not too big, … Open
All coffee drinkers are advised to try Greek coffee. You can order it with sugar – pikro, or bemetrio. If you want a very sweet drink, then take a glyko. By the way, they drink coffee here slowly, so that sediment remains at the bottom. The freshes are sold on the island in large quantities, but the tea here is not too popular. Do not pass by the local wine, because it is unique and not exported to any part of the world. Solomos, Callinicos, and Imiglykos are made from local grapes and are sold immediately. Anise vodka ouzo Greek cognac Metaxa is popular among the travelers.
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Unique sights around Zakynthos Island

Panagiotis Wrecks

From the series “The Surviving Remains of Shipwrecks You Can Observe Yourself”
A great number of tourists come here in order to take a photo with a huge ship and unscalable rocks at the background. This historical vessel was built in Scotland in 1937. It was named in honour of Saint Bedan. For years it was used for carrying contraband cigarettes and was chased by the Greek Navy for this. In 1980 the crew was trying to escape from the Greek Navy and ran upon the sands. This huge ship is a real open-air leisure-time entertainment place for tourists. … Read further

Navagio Beach

From the series “The Hidden and Hard-To-Reach Beautiful Beaches”
One of them, the Panaiotis, is now considered the main attraction of the beach. It is still unclear how the ship has been so high on the shore, perhaps the strong flood or storm has driven it on the sand coast. The beach is surrounded by the high rocky walls that penetrate deep into the sea and completely exclude the possibility to land on the coast. … Read further
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