E-Cyprus Tourist Guide -Touristikos Odigos

villa for rent paphoskaledonia waterfall Platres Troodos
Contact email: info@cyprushub.com

Cypriot food - Cypriot Sweet

villa for rent cyprus-cyprus villas holidays-villas cyprus

Now that the ad text is inserted, the text should read as: What follows is examples of some of the food you can find in Cyprus along with descriptions of what they are. If you are planning a trip to the country there is a high chance that you will taste some of these delights. While having dinner you may try koupepia or if you are playing about at partypoker GR or are in a bar with friends you may snack on some Daktyla. If you have an idea of what these things are before you visit it will really add to your enjoyment of the trip and help you branch out to try new and delicious traditional food


Cypriot food

Η κυπριακή κουζίνα επηρεασμένη από τη Μέση Ανατολή και τη Μικρά Ασία πρόσθεσε αμέτρητες εξωτικές γεύσεις που κάνουν την κουζίνα της, μία από τις δημοφιλέστερες και πλουσιότερες του κόσμου.  



Ingredients: Aubergines (eggplant), courgettes, potatoes, olive, onions, minced (beef, lamb or pork), tomatoes, or tin of tomatoes, cinnamon, salt , pepper, rigani.  


For centuries, Cypriots have accompanied their drinks with meze – a large selection of delicacies consisting of many dishes with small helpings of delicious foods.Meze are a traditional feature of religious feast days, birthdays, weddings and name days..
Served all over Cyprus,mezedes cover a broad range of some the best of local cuisine and can include up to 20 dishes

Eggs with vegetables

Ingredients: Vegetable, eggs, asparagus, wild greens, spinach, olive oil, Salt, Pepper.


Ingredients: vine leaves, onions, pork mince, tomatoes, tomato juice, rice, lemon juice, Half bunch parsley, finely chopped, parsley, Mint, olive oil, Salt, Pepper.

Lountza Dried in the Sun or Smoked

Ingredients: Pork loin, Salt, Pepper, Crushed coriander

Pie with Anari Cheese

Ingredients: anari cheese, Cinnamon, sugar, Rosewater, butter, honey


Ingredients: minced pork, Salt, Pepper, Cinnamon, onion, parsley, breadcrumbs, panna (caul fat).

Souvlaki , or Pork Kebab

Ingredients: pork without bone (cut in cubes), Salt.

Trachanas Soup

Ingredients: trachana (cracked wheat in soured milk), Halloumi, cheese, Salt.

Pork Afelia

Ingredients: pork, Salt, Pepper, Crushed coriander, wine, oil.

Village Salad

Ingredients: Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Lettuce, Celery, Green peppers, Olives, Olive oil, Salt, Feta cheese.  

Grilled Halloumi Cheese

Ingredients:  halloumi cheese.



Cypriot Sweet

A delightful local custom is to welcome guests with the traditional preserved fruit known as “glyko” (sweet) or “gluko tou koutaliou”(sweet of the spoon). Glyko may be prepared using almost any available fruit in season, and even occasionally with some kinds of vegetables.  

Glyko - Sweet

Glyko figs

Ingredients: figs, sugar, cloves, vanilla 


Glyko pears

Ingredients: small pears, peeled almonds, lemon juice, sugar, vanilla 

Glyko grape

Ingredients: grapes, sugar, lemon juice, vanilla, almonds cut in four. 

Glyko Orange  

Ingredients: oranges, sugar, vanilla, lemon juice. 

Glyko Apple  

Ingredients: small apples, sugar, almonds, vanilla 

Glyko Karydaki

Ingredients: fresh walnuts, Lemon juice, sugar, Cinnamon sticks, Cloves.

Glyko Karpouzi

Ingredients: watermelon rind, Lemon juice, sugar, Vanilla.


A thick, jelly type sweet made from boiled grape juice thickened with a little flour and then dried in the sun. It flavored with rose water, cinnamon and mastic.


Soutzoukos is a traditional sweet made from a thick creamy mixture known as “moustalevria”. The mix is made from the boiled juice of grapes and a little flour, flavoured with rosewater,cinnamon and mastic. Almonds are threaded onto a special string that is consecutively dipped into the moustalevria and dried in the sun until the layers build up to produce a long roll approximately one inch in diameter. It is then dried in the sun for several days after which it can be kept for months.

Loukoumades Recipe

Ingredients: flour, mashed potato, Oil, Syrup.

Ladies' Fingers (Daktyla)

Ingredients: Dough: flour, oil, salt, Lemon.