Local cuisine that shows off the rich gifts of the soilΤhe Vivid Land of Achaia
On course for traditional recipes and cooking elevated to art.
The vivid land of Achaia and culinary skill go hand in hand, with the famed local produce adding distinctive flavours to redoubtable quality. Select vintages and wine routes also take the visitor on a delightful journey into the viticulture of the region. Of course, the final secret ingredient in wining and dining anywhere in Western Greece is the warmth and hospitality that comes with each serving, a sprinkling of authenticity to embellish every meal.
A divine way to flavour your holiday
Excellent quality is a hallmark of all the local produce and the staple of the Mediterranean diet, olive oil, is the flagship ingredient, the foundation of all things savoury. On top of this, the area has a formidable reputation for its variety of dairy products, with the PDO Feta Cheese of Kalavrita being the pride of the vivid land of Achaia. Pasta lovers too will give a big thumb up to the traditional trahana and hilopites. Rooster spaghetti, kid stew and the beans of Helmos- in the mountainous area of Akrata- are all essential taste experiences. So too are the exquisite fried trout of Planitero and the anchovies marinated in olive oil served in the traditional fishing village of Alykes. Finally, another forte of the area is the cultivation of raisins. The P.D.O Vostizza black Corinthian raisin is an exclusive product of Aigialeia. Abundant in quantity, it finds its way into several classic recipes, such as stuffed tomatoes and peppers or cod, to add that little extra zing to the dish.