Local Food & Dishes of Naxos

Naxos Experience

Local cheeses, meat, vegetables, and, olive oil -described vigorously by chef Anthony Bourdain- have put Naxos on the global gastronomic map.

A package of the local gruyere (graviera) of Naxos which is a Protected Designation of Origin product.
photo: Ossony / CC BY-SA 4.0

Since the majority of the people of Naxos are farmers and make their living breeding livestock, the island has many local products and delicious meat.

Some of the most well-known products of Naxos are the great variety and the different types of cheeses. the" Gruyère cheese of Naxos", parmesan cheese "Arseniko" and "Ladotiri" a type of spicy cheese that is made of and preserved in olive oil.

Another famous product of the island is the local potato production as well as (on a smaller scale though) the sweet potato. The quality and the taste of the Naxos' potato is well known in every single corner of Greece.

Some other well-known dishes are the pastitsio with pumpkin, "sefouklotes", the pies stuffed with greens, "giahnada" a dish made by summer vegetables and the "rosto", a meat dish with tomato sauce. Local sweets are based on the local production of citron, while they are mostly found either as "spoon sweets" or as liqueurs.

About Local Food & Dishes of Naxos

Last updated: 6 Aug 2020

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