The sea, the land and the generous sun that shines year-round have all made their mark on the local cuisine. The people of Paros, over the centuries, have invested in the bounty of nature and the unique climate of the island; this is how they have come up with heat- and sun-resistant products.
The traditional cuisine of Paros consists in a wealth of recipes, which are constantly cooked in all local households and served in all the island’s restaurants.
Legumes cooked in oil, grilled or boiled, a variety of delicious meatballs and fish cooked in all ways imaginable, kserotigana (fried dough) and gouna (type of fish), small fried pies, salatouri (ray-based dish), octopus risotto, artichoke moussaka; this is only a sample of the never ending list of dishes that makes your gastronomic experience take off during your stay on the island. Lastly, let us not forget the famous souma of Paros, a local raki (alcoholic drink) that is made of grapes and is the ideal companion of all local delicacies.
Do not miss out on the opportunity to try as many traditional recipes as you can, in the countless taverns and restaurants of the island for the complete and authentic experience of the gastronomy of Paros!