Skiathos, like many other Greek islands, has a rich culinary tradition that is heavily influenced by the island’s location, history, and local ingredients. Here are some examples of traditional Skiathos dishes:
Skiathos cheese pie (tyropita): This savory pie is made with local cheese, usually feta or graviera, and is a staple of Greek cuisine.
Octopus (htapodi): Octopus is a popular seafood dish in Skiathos and is often served grilled or fried.
Skopelos pie (skopelitiki pita): This savory pie is similar to the cheese pie but also includes spinach, onions, and other herbs.
Seafood risotto (garidomakaronada): This dish is made with fresh seafood, such as shrimp and mussels, and is cooked in a tomato-based sauce with rice or pasta.
Lamb with potatoes (arni me patates): This hearty dish features tender lamb cooked with potatoes, onions, and herbs, and is often served with a side of Greek salad.
Stuffed tomatoes (gemista): Tomatoes are hollowed out and stuffed with a mixture of rice, herbs, and often ground beef or pork, then baked in the oven.
In addition to these traditional dishes, Skiathos also has a variety of seafood restaurants that serve freshly caught fish and other seafood specialties. Visitors can also find a range of international cuisines, including Italian and Asian fusion, in Skiathos Town and other parts of the island.