On the magnificent island of Thassos, our nature offers the original
"throubes" olives, with a Protective Designation of Origin qualification, as well as an exquisite extra virgin olive oil, the reputation of which goes beyond the borders of our country!
"Ifkadia" is the Thracian version of the Italian "papardela" (a certain kind of pasta), as well as of the Greek "chilopita" (a Greek kind of pasta, as well). You may enjoy them in many different original dishes!
Kasseri cheese of Xanthi
With tradition leading the way, this "kasseri" cheese that is produced in the city of Xanthi and the settlements around it is truly exceptional. Whoever tries it... tries it again!
Even though this "couscousi" was brought to us by the Arabs and came to these parts of Greeece from regions in Northern Africa, people in Thrace use this kind of coarse semolina a lot into their recipes. You may enjoy it in salads or accompanying a main dish!
Trachanas (kind of frumenty)
Whether sour or sweet, the local "trachana", an truly adored Greek product is one of the basic ingredients for various traditional as well as original recipes of our region.
"Oumats" -or "triftaria"- is a handmade kind of pasta from Thrace. It is ideal for soups. Just what you need for soothing up that tummy of yours!
Syrupy sweets of Xanthi
The sweet-making tradition of the orient is also found in the city of Xanthi. Seker pare, saragli, tulumba and milk-burek, are all here to try them and to adore them!
Honey of Thassos
One of the most famous honey varieties of our land is the pine tree honey produced on the magnificent island of Thassos. Taste it, get hold of it and give it away as a gift to your beloved ones, from wherever you 're coming from!
Delicatessen of Drama
There are people who travel many kilometers, so as to buy the special sausages and the other kinds of delicatessen that one may find in the city of Drama. It's not only that it's worth the distance, but it is also a reason for anyone to keep returning to the taste that she/he loved and continues to love.
Trout of Drama
The freshly-fished trout that one may enjoy at the Kefalari Springs, just next to the city of Drama, is dreamlike!
Known as one of the "roads of wine", here is a route of serious wine-tasting that passes through Komotini and Rodope. Here, one may find the exact wine that Dionysus must have been drinking!
Maroneia Olive Oil
While in Rodopi, it is here where we find the people who cultivate the mother earth and extract a well-known extra virgin olive oil with international distinctions and a divine taste! How can anyone resist to try it?
Wines of Drama
... and the "roads of wine" extend even more to the west, reaching the well-known city of Drama. The wines here are truly exceptional and they wait for you to taste them, either at some wine festival or at some special feast, accompanying unique local dishes and treats!
Mastic Halvah of Drama
Such a special confection this kind of halvah from the city of Drama is!
So mastic and sweet... it will put you back on your feet!
Potatoes & Beans of Lower Nevrokopi
Once more in the city of Drama! Here, the potatoes and beans are truly something else! The local production of these goods goes beyond standard quality, as well as the usual quantity. Try them in local dishes, but also purchase them, so as to use them in your own cooking.
Soutzouk Loukoum of Komotini
This oriental confection is very famous and common in the city of Komotini.
Just a taste of it will make you gibber!
Tsipouro of Iasmos
Who said that tsipouro is not common in these parts of Greece? This so smooth and quality tsipouro is produced at the area of Iasmos of Rodope in Thrace.
Olive oil of Evros
One may find another special extra virgin olive oil also at the region of Evros. By sticking to tradition, the people here extract a truly unique olive oil of exquisite quality.
Nuts, Tahini & Traditional Coffee of Komotini
It's not just the roasted chickpeas, but also the almonds, the hazelnuts and the rest of the nuts, for which the city of Komotini is famous of. The great quality "tahini", as well as the traditional Greek-oriental coffee, offering a unique blend of scents and cultures "in just a cup", are just some of the precious treats and goods that one may find in the city.
These sausages have literally been "around", not only within Greece, but also all over the world! Originated in the region of Evros, the sausages of Soufli have an intense flavor and offer a mixture of rich aromas that emerge almost at the moment they "hit" the grill or enter the oven!