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Cypriot delicacies
Kleftiko is a traditional lamb dish, either prepared in a kiln or slowly baked in a clay oven.

Published: Mon 16 Dec 2019, 3:14 PM

Last updated: Mon 16 Dec 2019, 5:24 PM

No visit to Cyprus is incomplete without eating Cypriot dishes and delicacies. Cypriots take their food very seriously, which is wildly influenced by both Greek and Mediterranean. With a rich history and a location that crosses three continents, the island has seen a variety of influences, all of which add to the local gastronomy. Due to the excellent year-round climate of Cyprus, it's not uncommon to enjoy food outside in an open air tavernas or courtyards, with most being wonderfully decorated with creeping vines and flowers, and - in some instances - accompanied by traditional Cypriot music being played live by the local skilled musicians.
Kleftiko: Kleftiko is a traditional lamb dish that's prepared baked in a kiln and cooked for a minimum of 24 hours in the clay oven while it marinates in a mixture of lemon juice and cinnamon.
Horiatiki Salata: Means village or peasant-style salad, is widely known as 'Greek Salad' and is a common component of a Greek meal. In Cyprus, the Cypriot Greek Salad is enriched with more ingredients such as fresh coriander, rocket, capers, lettuce and purslane and other ingredients, depending on the season.
Melomakarona: Christmas in Cyprus just wouldn't be the same without a plate of delicious melomakarona. Melomakarona are absolutely moreish moist syrupy sweet biscuits. They are made of flour, semolina, orange juice, honey and oil. A word of warning: Addictive!
 

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Horia Tiki Salata, also known as 'Greek salad', is a component of Greek meals; in Cyprus, the Cypriot Greek Salad has an added twist.
Horia Tiki Salata, also known as 'Greek salad', is a component of Greek meals; in Cyprus, the Cypriot Greek Salad has an added twist.
Melomakarona is a delicious Cyprus sweet, and are particularly popular during the Christmas season.
Melomakarona is a delicious Cyprus sweet, and are particularly popular during the Christmas season.


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