Eastern Aegean products

Information about the local Products of Eastern Aegean islands, in Greece but also information about local products on many islands of the group: Olive oil, honey, aromatic herbs, cheese, and fish are some important Eastern Aegean products. Particularly, Lesvos island offers visitors a wide variety of products known for their excellent quality. The beautiful bay of Kalloni is famous for its fishing tradition and mostly the sardines. The most famous product of Lesvos is Ouzo.

Only a few steps away from the Turkish coasts is Chios island, the mastic island. The unique products of this island include mastic, olive oil, wine and figs which are famous for their good taste and fine quality. The production of white cheese is also met in the Eastern Aegean islands and comes from the Venetian times. Plenty of traditional handmade sweets, candies, gums, and other recipes are made with mastic, a product that has gained worldwide recognition. Samos, on the other hand, maintains its fine reputation in the wine production, as Samian wine was the first Greek wine to be recognized by the Wine Authority.

The history of ceramic art on Eastern Aegean islands since ancient times has provided these Greek islands with a great number of tools used by the local craftsmen of those days. Today, the islands of the Eastern Aegean have developed a huge network of ceramic workshops to promote ceramic creations. Ceramic art is an integral part of Eastern Aegean culture and deeply rooted in the past. A large selection of pottery can be seen on these islands. Eastern Aegean products are famous all over the Greek country.

Discover the Local products of each island

Information about the local products on the islands of Eastern Aegean: