AMORGOS, the easternmost island of the Greek Cyclades is a stunner,
with whitewashed houses, trestled alleyways and fiery rust sunsets ...
Kevin Raub in New York Post, 2010

Local Amorgian Products and Food

See the snapshot-interview of Ioanni Loudaros from Katapola who tells us something about  local products and food from Amorgos. Ioannis also runs a shop in Katapola, with typical Amorgian products, like Psimeni, Pastelli, Fava, Herbs, Soaps, and much more. His psimeni (Amorgaia) is based on the original recipe of his grandmother Demosthenia. The ingredencies include alcohol distilled from grapes known as Raki and various herbs from the island.

Psimeni is offered at weddings and christenings with the  traditional “pasteli”, decorated on lemon tree leaves. This long custom still exists at all major events all year round , like the pasteli festivity at Chora and Katapola. The monks of the islands’ monastery offer Psimeni to their guests, together with Loukoumi homemade following a special receipt. The traditional liqueur also chimes together with dry fruit like figs and raisins, and it is considered to be an excellent digestive.

Ioanni Spanos' Shop in Katapola

Ioanni’s brother runs the restaurant “Capitano Dimos” in the center of Katapola. He offers creative, dainty dishes from his  “other Greek kitchen”. Review coming soon.

Tel: +30 2285074057


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