The life of the people of this area, as was illustrated by the famous folk painter Theofilus, preserves the elements which the centuries have brought about and made them special and in direct relation to the local gastronomy and local products. Magnisia's nature is rich and so is its gastronomic fantasy. Famous are the Apples (Zagorin Protected Brand Name of Origin), the pears and the cherries of Pelio, the ecological wines of Alonnissos, the unique plums of Skopelos (Skopelitika Protected Brand Name of Origin), also famous for their excellent quality are all kinds of fruits that are cultivated here. The Olive of Pelio, Protected Brand Name of Origin, and the fruit bearing trees, the aromatic herbs and every product that the region has to offer give a special tone to the image of the region.

mpatzina kolokothopita

Mpatzina is a traditional Thessalian pie without sheet. It's delicious, simple and delicate cake that does not require many materials and preparation time. easily eaten all day and as an accompaniment to other dishes.

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The gastronomy of the Karditsa region is part of its tradition. The locals' way of life, work and their habits are all reflected on their gastronomic culture which is even today their trade mark. At the taverns and cafιs of the region one can enjoy the local cuisine. Namely, the pies with the uncountable thin layers of pastry which women uniquely spread, the milkcheese and tsalafouti and the tasteful food cooked in casserole from clay over the fire. The wine and the tsipouro, a necessary aperitif of the local foods, have great effect over the last years even outside the borders of the country. The leader for this development is the “Mavro Messenikola” wine which is an exceptional local product and is characterized by the Greek Legislation as NOHQ (brand name of origin of high quality). In the last years there is a wine gastronomic competition during which the best wines are awarded while anyone can enjoy them in the homonymous festivities on August each year. Women's cooperatives with their preserve sweets and their liqueur are making sure that the traditional practices are established while every visitor must make a mandatory stop here to taste the most popular sweet the thick soap-like Halvas from Farsala.

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καραβιδομακαροναδα pelio

The fishing villages of Pagasitikos in south Pelion is ideal to taste the local traditional crayfish spaghetti. The best known destinations for this dish is in Agia Kyriaki, in Trikeri, in settlement Kottes and finally in isalnd Paleo Trikeri. In these villages taverns by the sea with great views, cook special delicacies with specialties of crayfish spaghetti.

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