The most characteristic Serifian delicacies are the “baked” revithada (i.e. chickpea soup), the fragrant marathokeftedes (i.e. fennel-balls), the fresh ampelofasoula (i.e. string beans), the louza (cured meat) and the fava (split peas), which is also served in the island’s folk fests. Instead of feta cheese, try some local xynomyzithra (sour, salty, soft cheese) in your salad and match your meal with Serifian wine or souma. The traditional sweet of the island is the Serifian “pastaki” – a simple but tasty dessert with vanilla and chocolate cream in-between biscuits. Before you leave the island do not forget to buy capers and caper leaves, as well as thyme honey and some Serifian hard cheese.
In early August a beautiful bazaar of local products is organized in Chora by the “Andromeda” Women’s Association of Serifos, where you will find sweet preserves, jams, liquors and various herbs. Along with the bazaar a big fest takes place, with local dances, traditional savories and plenty of Serifian wine. The date is not fixed but it is announced in a timely manner.
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