In Nisyros you will find traditional recipes such as pithia (meatballs made of chickpeas), boukounies (pork cooked with grease), kapama (goat stuffed with rice) skordalia with almonds and salads dominated by capers. You should also try adramythozoumo.
The types of cheese in Nisyros are also very special, with first and foremost the mezithra, sakouliasti and trigias cheese (local cheese cooked in red wine).
For a desert the choices are many among the traditional sweets of Nisyros, like psilokouloura, xerotigana, diples, loukoumades, foinikia, kourabiedes, moustalevria, halva and spoon sweets (quince, bitter orange, cherry tomato). Don’t forget to ask for pastelaries (opened figs, with almonds and sesame).
The island has a tradition for beverages too, with more widespread being the soumada. You can also drink koukouzina (distilled from grapes or figs and has similar taste with the raki), and also sapsiho and rosemary.
PITHIA- INGREDIENTS: Half a kilo of chickpeas, 1 large onion, 2 cloves of garlic, 1 tomato, chopped spearmint or dill, salt, pepper and flour as needed.
PREPARATION: Put the chickpeas you've soaked overnight in a blender along with the onion, garlic, and tomato and grind. Add the herbs, salt, pepper and as much flour as needed to the pulp to make it firm. Take a spoonful from the mixture and fry it over medium heat.