Guide to Lesvos, Greece logo

Greece Travel Guide

Athensguide

 Greek Island Guide

Greek History

Hotels of Greece

Turkey

Paris

Lesvos: More Than Just Another Greek Island
Lesvos Food

What to eat in Lesvos

Lesvos food is both simple and sophisticated and the island is known for having some of the best cooking in Greece. Perhaps it is because of the abundance of fish or the fact that Lesvos is blessed with land that brings forth fresh, natural and nutritious plants and livestock. Maybe it is because of the olive-oil that has been called the best in Greece. Perhaps it is the island's proximity to Turkey where the Aeolian Greeks were known for their creativity in the kitchen. Whatever the reason Lesvos is known as the Land of Gastronomy. Here are some of the foods you will find in the restaurants there.


Fresh fish from the Eftalou Taverna

Lakerda is like sushi but better. This is from Kostas in Campo Antissa


Young fresh sardines deep-fried from Medusa in Skala Kaloni


Grilled sardines in lemon and oil sauce topped with parsley from Medusa


Bread fresh from Yannis' oven in the village of Vatousa


Beets with garlic sauce (skordala) from Medusa


Grilled octopus from Medusa


Zucchini flowers stuffed with cheese and deep-fried


Fresh Mussels from Adonis in Skala Eressos

Fresh clams from Remezzo's in Sigri


Fried Kalamarakia (Squid) from Adonis


Fresh green beans with lemon and oil from Adonis


Fried shrimp from Medusa


Fresh marinated anchovies (gavros) from Limanaki fish taverna by the airport in Mytilini.


Fava beans in oil with oregano from Aglaia's in Xidera. Try this. I bet you will like it.


Kolokithia and Melitsanes (squash and eggplant) fried and served with cheese and sadziki (garlic sauce)


Can't forget Sardeles Pastes from Medusa

And this is just what we eat for lunch. For dinner there is all kinds of fish and lamb, pork and chicken cooked on the grill and all those dishes you know like Mousaka, pastitsio, dolmades.... and of course you can get macaroni with sauce, beefteki (like a hamburger) and souvlakia to keep the kids happy.

See Restaurants of Lesvos

See GreeceFoods.com

See Lesbian Food Photos

Skala Eressos, Lesvos, banner

Booking.com Greece Travel Banner

Return to Lesvos Index

Join Matt Barrett's Greece Travel Guides Group on Facebook for comments, photos and other fun stuff. If you enjoy this website please share it with your friends on Facebook and Google+