Syros Local products

Syros is famous for its excellent loukoumia, which are gummy square-size sweets flavored with roses and pistachios. The recipe of loukoumia was brought by some emigrants from Asia Minor and Chios who came in Syros after the Revolution of 1821. Halvadopita, a cake filled with almonds and nougat, is a very tasteful sweet. Other local products of Syros are the halvas, a sweet with almonds, and tahini, imported by the refugees from Asia Minor, which is also used in various sauces, on bread or with honey.

The local dairy products of Syros are delicious. Various known local cheeses such as San Michali and kopanisti, a soft, spicy cheese accompanied with ouzo. Fresh fish is worth to try in Syros, brought every morning by the fishermen.

Local sausages are unbelievably good, accompanied by a glass of red wine. Even if Syros is not specialized in wine production, some homemade wines can be found from local small vineyards and can be really good. The local liquor is a mixture of cherry and brandy, first exposed in the sun and then complete with spices and fruits, a real delight. Finally, the local honey has a wonderful aroma and taste.

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