Rhodes cuisine is as diverse as its architecture: Greek, Turkish, Arabic flavours are mixing in your mouth.
“Matsi” is one of the most peculiar local dishes: a local pasta with chick peas and tahini sauce and tahini soup. Tahini is made of sesame, which is a rather vital ingredient for Rhodes food recipes.
The traditional sweet ‘melikouni’ (a kind of sesame bar with honey), as well as the famous 'pitaroudia' (delicious chickpea fritters), are two of the most popular local recipes.
You will fiund many restaurants in Rhodes but the most popular kind of eatery on the island are the tavernas. Greek tavernas are widely popular for their Mediterranean environment giving to the meals a more authentic Greek feeling.
Rhodes is known for its exceptional variety of grapes, with the most important ones being the Amorgianoand Athiri. The former variety produces red wines with spicy flavour and rose with a mild aroma and fruity taste. Athiri produces white wine with mild flavour and fruity taste as well as the popular brut sparkling wine.