Gastronomy in Andros is characterized by the main elements of Greek and Cycladic cuisine. Natural products, fresh fruit and vegetables, local cheese, traditional recipes and delicious desserts are included in all of your meals during your holidays in this beautiful island.
Even though it's an island, Andros is more famous for its fresh meat rather than for fish. Oil, citrus, fruit, meat and dairy products as armexia, chloro, petroti, volaki and kopanisti cheese, pork derivatives such as lardia, the famous sausages, louza or syglina and sissira, greens as capers and kritama found by the sea, are some of the local products of Andros.
Judging by the number of patisseries on the island, the locals really enjoy having desserts! Andros' authentic dessert is almond paste -amigdalota, but also taste kaltsounia, pasteli with sesame or walnuts, pasterlaries (dried figs with ground walnuts, and sesame) and of course spoon sweets made with lemon flowers, babiloni, bergamot and walnut. Local delicacies are not to be missed!
A dish for the brave is “fourtalia”, an omelet with potatoes, pork and sausages cooked in a type of animal fat called 'glina' instead of oil, with numerous variations. Specific celebrative foods give a festive tone to all festive days of the year. At Easter in Andros, locals cook in traditional wood ovens "lampriati", lamb stuffed with cheese, eggs, herbs, dill and spearmint.