is among the richest ones in the Mediterranean Sea. Set in a crossroads location among 3 continents (Europe, Asia and Africa), the mixture of cultures is reflected upon the local gastronomy.
Traditional tastes and recipes from Greece, Turkey, Lebanon, Syria & Egypt have been harmonically combined into creating the very interesting gastronomy of Cyprus.
What to eat in Cyprus
The ‘big star’ of Cypriot cuisine is the world famous halloumi cheese
, which is offered in all possible forms - grilled, fried, in salads, grated on pasta, fresh in sandwiches…
The ideal way to taste the variety of delicacies Cyprus has to offer is to go to a traditional tavern and order all the possible “mezedes
”. “Mezes” is a small portion of food either meat or vegetable-based, usually accompanied by refreshing alcoholic drinks, like “zivania
” or wine
in Cyprus are also of excellent quality and freshly caught while you might be welcomed to the kitchen to choose from that day’s catch.
The most popular street foods in Cypru
s to have on the go, are souvlakia wrapped in pitta bread, tiropitta, a pastry cheese pie, spanakopita, similar, but with spinach, and corn on the cob.
As for breakfast
, all over Cyprus you will find bakeries and pastry shops offering a diverse production of high-quality pastries, croissants, and bread.Wine in CyprusCyprus
is also very popular for its wine
- excellent white and red varieties to choose from. The most popular is Coumandaria, a superb sweet wine, which is considered to be the oldest wine on Earth, firstly made by Richard the Lionheart and his crusaders. Zivania is also a known Cyprus alcoholic drink, while Brandy Sour is the renowned ‘Cypriot Cocktail’.
In this Cyprus Food Guide
, you will find the best hotels with restaurants and dining resorts in Cyprus
offering delicious breakfast, lunches, and dinners!