Delicious food & wine to satisfy any palate
To get a real “taste” of Andros, you should sample the local dishes and products, which are delicious. You should try the island’s specialty is “froutalia” which includes omelet with sausage and potatoes, the local sausages, fried zucchini blossoms, the locally produced cheese “volaki” or “petroti” and, of course, a glass of the famous Andros wine.
Don’t forget to try “amigdalota” and “kaltsounia”, the pastries with the sweet cheese made with crushed walnuts or almonds, respectively; pastitsakia – macaroons; and a dizzying array of spoon sweets, which the Greeks eat by the spoon when they wake up from their siesta or offer to guests with a glass of cold water and a kafedaki (tiny cup of coffee), but which can double as jams for toast or sauces for ice cream. These last come in such exotic flavors as rose petal, whole baby Seville oranges, whole green walnuts, eggplant or, more predictably, cherry, apricot and fig.