Kalymnos’ gastronomic wealth provides visitors with traditional and intense flavors on their palates. The local fishermen supply fresh fish for all the fish taverns. Aside from the delicious sea treasures, the cuisine of Kalymnos has given its dishes unique names. Taste the traditional “myrmizeli” salad and enjoy the traditional “filla” (cabbage dolmades and dolmadas with vine leaves together). Seafood lovers will enjoy the “spinialo”, which is a technique for keeping the bubble in seawater, as well as the amazing octopus’ meatballs with a strong octopus flavor in your mouth that you will not find anywhere else. If you are fortunate enough to visit the island on Easter, you will be able to sample the traditional “mououri” (goat stuffed with rice and livers, baked in a traditional wood oven). This traditional food, as well as all the island’s delicacies, are available all year round from the island’s traditional taverns, which are scattered throughout the island’s villages, with most taverns and restaurants located in the capital Pothia and the tourist area of Massouri.
Kalymnos’ gastronomic wealth provides visitors with traditional and intense flavors on their palates.
Aside from savory dishes, Kalymnos can also provide you with sweet treats. You will not leave the island without tasting the thyme honey of Kalymnos, which is served on the delicious “gyristes” (like pancakes). Get the wonderful desserts made by local housewives, and don’t forget to try the amazing galaktoboureko with the crunchy leaf and the smell of orange from the traditional patisseries in Kalymnos’ capital, Pothia.