Unusual Foods from Corfu Greece
The island of Corfu
It’s no secret that while traveling abroad you may encounter traditions that may seem strange to you. Often times you will encounter cultures that dress different, speak different and eat different than you do. The classic hurdle of many intrepid travelers is overcoming the fear of trying a new food that you may not have ever considered back home. Some relish the opportunity, others dread the moment when they will come face to face with a local ‘delicacy’ of questionable origins and ingredients.
The island of Corfu, Greece finds itself at the crossroads of several cultures with incredibly diverse traditions. The result is a melting pot of civilization that has produced some mouth watering and some slightly odd cuisine choices. NO matter which side of the fence you land on, there are exquisite options for both sides. Which will you choose?
Corfu has many restaurants to choose from as a result we've chosen a selection of the most popular amongst visitors to the island to aide you in your quest to discover the world’s best dishes. The hard part will be choosing just one.
This holiday tradition consists of braided sweet bread enriched with egg. There is also a cookie variation commonly flavored with orange.
Where To Find It: Avli has the immediate effect of casting all who enter far back in time to a distant era. When people gathered from throughout the village to dine together, share stories and have a good time. The atmosphere is warm and inviting, encouraging an extended and comfortable visit. Try some wine, have a conversation and maybe make some new friends.
Note: Tsoureki is seasonal and may not be available year round.
This dish actually originates from the island. It is a vegetable and pasta based soup with plenty of room for adjustment. You can use any vegetables you have on hand and the spice is easily adjustable to taste.
Where To Find It: Corcyra Beach Hotel has one of the ideal restaurants for local dishes in the ideal location for an authentic Mediterranean atmosphere. Enjoy the fine dining experience while surrounded by lush green sub-tropical scented gardens. Gaze out over the bay and seemingly endless shimmering turquoise waters. One meal here promises to be an experience you will never forget. While you’re there try a selection from some of the island’s best local wines, you won’t find them anywhere else in the world.
This traditional dish is both simple and delicious. The squid is dredged in flour, then fried. Often considered an appetizer Kalamarakia is served with lemon in smaller portions.
Where To Find It: Pane e Souvlaki is one of the most popular restaurants in Corfu. It is located in Town Hall Square surrounded by the varied cultural influences that make its menu so enticing. Courtesy is a mainstay here. The service to be experienced is second to none. The landscape is without equal in beauty or majesty. You will enjoy more than one meal here with no doubt should time allow it.