Karpathos FOOD & DRINK

In the quiet coffeeshops of Karpathos, one can enjoy coffee or juice. Some of them, such as "Lambrino" or "Halikas' Cafe" serve breakfast and lunch. The pastry shops serve the famous Karpathian "soussamomelo", backlava made of fresh , pure ingredients and tasty donuts. The town of Karpathos is full of restaurants and tavernas such as the fish taverna "Kali Kardia" and the "Mihalis' Taverna", serving "xerotigana", "myzethropita", "kouloures", pancakes and the famous "makarounes" -local spaghetti and cheese. When in the tourist resort of Amopi, one can eat at "Chrissi Akti". In the nearby village of Menetes, there is the Manolis' Taverna" while the two traditional tavernas at the Spoa settlement serve fresh fish and fries. A walk through Arkassa and Finiki can be combined with dinner at the "Petalouda" restaurant, or at the fishtaverna of "Dimitris Psaras". The traditional village of the Olimbos contains all the customs regarding the daily life of the locals. The housewives bake bread in the traditional ovens, with plenty of sesame, as well as tasty "cabbage-pies" which are served at "Mihalis' Taverna", "Olimbos" and "Parthenon". In nearby Diafani, one can have dinner at the small picturesque taverna "Chrissi Akti".