Local flavors and products of Kimolos

Local flavors and products of Kimolos 

LadeniaThe most well knoEleniawn is Ladenia, a unique product made of dough, fresh tomato, onion and olive oil.

You will find ladenia, tirenia (cheese pie with a kind of bread dough), Elenia (bread filled with olives from Koroni) and rusks wTireniaith lentisk seeds at the bakeries of the island.

You can buy excellent honey, xino (sour fresh skim-milk cheese), manoura (dry cheese wrapped with grapes must), small cucumbers (round, with stripes, crispy that are sweet when ripe), caper and tomato paste.

Rusks with lentisk seedsAt the taverns you can find fresh pasta of Kimolos, tomato meatballs and Greek salad with cucumbers of Kimolos and xino.

PasteliDuring Easter apart from tirenia you will also taste amarathenies, kolokithenies and honey-pie.

At weddings they offer bread rolls with elaborate designs and pasteli to the guests.

Text: George A. Ventouris, Despoina Athanasiadou-Ventouri