Despite the fact that it’s practically surrounded by sea, locally-raised meat has always taken the centre stage in kitchens throughout southern Evia. In fact, the livestock which is primarily raised within the fertile plains and mountainsides of Oxi is well known as being top quality throughout both Evia and Greece. Dishes such as stuffed goat and smoked pork are some regional staples.
The cheese produced from these animals are equally sought after, including the spicy touloumisio cheese, anthotyro, kefalograviera and several other varieties. Like the rest of Evia, the island’s southern region produces aromatic organic honey, which is fantastic on its own and even better when used to make some of the area’s desserts, such as walnut pie and the syrup-soaked cake known as Ravani. An unusual sweet that is commonly made here is halvas with sweet myzithra cheese. But don’t take our word for it; the only way to know for sure is to indulge!