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10 May ’14

We have to be honest: some travelers go to Greek island to hike, to bike, to sail or to visit historical sites and museums. In our case, it’s often about food, glorious Greek food. We look and search, ask around, drive like maniacs from A to B to get and find good and real food. It often becomes a quest, a crusade to find a good place. If we don’t find it, we become depressed and sad. But here on Milos, there is no reason to feel bad. Take for example the cuisine of Irini Psatha and her family at taverna O!Xamos near the port of Adamas. The restaurant is hidden in a leafy and colourful garden and across the street, the taverna offers free sun loungers for when the food and the local wine nocks you down and you need a siesta with the sound of the calm water in the sheltered bay. O! Xamos might have sea view but what is served here is the true kitchen from the land. No fish or shrimp on the menu. Only honest, self grown, self-made stuff from the land. Amazing home made goat cheeses, wonderful vegetables from the garden, hearty stews from rabbit, lamb, goat, pork,… I think most travellers on Greek islands must try this kind of food instead of eating every day fish. This kind of cuisine is often a lot more local and authentic then a piece of grilled fish on the BBQ. Irini surprises us with an amazing dish of lamb cooked in the oven, wrapped in paper and stuffed with cheese and herbs. Served with it, is a dish of hand cut fries covered in an intense tomato sauce. This is hearty food but it tastes amazing and is perfect for after a good walk, hike, bike ride, swim or visit to an archaeological site. In the meantime, we are searching for another foodie spot, because the quest never stops.

2 Comments

  1. NICOLE en RONY

    Hey Debbie en David,

    Jullie passie voor griekenland blijft ons ook bekoren !
    Amorgos willen we zeker eens doen. Je favoriete plekjes spreken ons altijd aan. En welke ferry nemen we het best ? Heb jij hierover een artikel ?
    Groetjes Nicole en Rony

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