Traditional sweets and desserts

One of the most well-known traditional products of Kefalonia are the vibrant, deep red, caramelized roasted almonds called Mántoles which traditionally are colored using a kind of seaweed. Other delicious sweets produced on Kefalonia are Pastélia (a candy bar made of sesame seeds and thyme honey), Komféto or Pastokydono (quince paste with almonds), Mantoláto (soft… Read more

Kourabiedes & Melomakarona (traditional Christmas Cookies)

Melomakarona and Kourabiedes are traditional desserts prepared primarily during the Christmas holiday season. Kourabiedes are sweet white buttery, crunchy cookies and Melomakarona are brown, honey-soaked delicious cookies. Christmas time in Greek culture is about gathering with our loved ones. Family and food are the main ingredients of this period! Kourabiedes and Melomakarona can be found… Read more

Sesoulas Traditional Bakery, Argostoli

This small, local traditional bakery ‘Sesoulas’ was first founded by the Patsi family in 1890. As an eight year old, street seller, Aristofanis Pollatos started his career in the local bakery. He soon became irreplaceable, though his young age and took lead of the business using some of the traditional tools of that time like… Read more

Voskopoula Pastry Shop, Argostoli

Kefalonia by Anna suggests… Voskopoula Here you will find, most of the traditional products of Kefalonia like: mandoles with honey, sesame snack, comfeto (quince paste), nougat, almond macaroon , soft nougat and nougat pies.Plus sykomaida, florentines, coconut macaroons , soft nougat with different flavours, Greek delights, traditional vanilla pudding, rice pudding , the authentic Kefalonian… Read more

Bakery-pastries, Agia Efimia

Agia Efimia has 2 bakeries on the two sides of the main coastal road, both make good quality bread