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Sweets Sweets This region offers a wealth of sweet experiences! In the region of Olympiada, you will find sweetened fruits in syrup and jams made of herbs, fruit and plants of the Aristotelian Mount in infinite varieties and flavours! Housewives collect the pure fruits of the mountain, which is protected by the Natura 2000 European convention, to create simple, yet delicious and fine tastes, that reflect traditional techniques and creativity. There, in the square at the centre of the village, you can try Ms Calliope’s renowned doughnuts, fluffy, juicy and drizzled with organic Arnea honey and walnuts from Cholomontas. In Ammouliani, you JUST HAVE to try the famous Ammouliani Marzipan Flowers (Amigdalota), made by the housewives of the village with marzipan. This is a technique brought from the unforgettable homelands of the east: every “flower” is made with patience and love by crafty hands, piece by piece, bud by bud, stem by stem... until a dough bouquet is formed and then baked for 10 minutes to become a delicacy of precious nutrients and energy! In Ouranopoli, ask for the fragrant salburekia, made with aromatic dough and filling, wrapped in sugar and mastic - so tasty and delicious... In Nea Roda, you will have the opportunity to try the exquisite sweet fylloti pita, a variation of baklava and sousamopita, which came to the area along with the refugees from Asia Minor and requires time and high culinary skills for its preparation. You should also try the excellent sweetened watermelon, as the famous watermelons of Nea Roda are a top-rated agricultural product. Sweet, juicy, full of the breeze and scent of the summer! In the villages of the mountainous areas, the speciality is no other than the famous orange pie, made of filo pastry and oranges from the plain, so fragrant and colourful that you will ask for seconds! On the following pages, you will find their recipes. Enjoy! ...

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MOUNT ATHOS AREA ORGANISATION 15

Gastronomy & Wine  

Located at the foot of Agion Oros with its unique culinary particularity of a diet based on vegetables and fish for the 2,500 monks living o...

Gastronomy & Wine  

Located at the foot of Agion Oros with its unique culinary particularity of a diet based on vegetables and fish for the 2,500 monks living o...

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