Gastronomy of the island

Gastronomy of the island

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  • Fish and seafood abundance

Here, gastronomy hits at the rhythms of fresh lobsters, rock red mullets –from the most rare of Aegean as to the delicious taste- and sea breams. It constitutes a fish place of high tasty standards.

Many specialties of the island remind the neighboring Lemnos, such as noodles, frumenty, but here, the local organic meat and fishes, which certainly aren’t imported, have their honorable position. Enjoy them in the extreme.

The most must specialties:

Ask to cook you them in taverns. If there is time, mood and source material, they will pleasantly prepare you them.

  • Fishes
  • Shellfishes
  • Local meats
  • Stuffed lamb
  • Large-size crabs stuffed with rice
  • Limpets with rice and garlic
  • Noodles (homemade pasta)
  • Lobster with rice instead of spaghetti
  • Red mullets with sour fish-sauce
  • …and all classic Greek dishes prevail in the daily table.

The sugary “Rodokali”

It is a funny and sweet shop with homemade sweets and is situated almost across the tavern “Veranda”. The smell of fresh butter will send you mad. Whatever you taste will remain unforgettable to you. Take with you homemade biscuits and cookies by Mrs. Despoina and Mr. Nikos.

For breakfast, cheese pies from local cheese smell delicious!

  • Agricultural Cooperative (founded in 1914 and nowadays counts 18 members)

Cheese products of the Cooperative:

  • Honeyed fresh cheese
  • Feta or punnet
  • Kid cheese
  • Butter
  • Dry myzithra cheese

Cattle-breeding products

Lambs, kids and calves of the island have a unique taste and are absolutely biological, as these are only of free pasturage.


Vegetables and fruits cultivated in the island aren’t only delicious, but also biological. Enjoy exceptional tomatoes, cucumbers, water melons and other greens and fruits from gardens of the area, to remember or discover the real taste that tends to be forgotten.

  • Beaches


    The most easily accessible beach is the one that lies exactly in front of the settlement.
  • Ai-Stratis

    The island

    The island of Ai-Stratis constitutes an energy and impressively idyllic scenery, left at the dreamlike peacefulness of Archipelagos. It is overgrown with forests of oak-tree and disposes of many kilometers of sand.
  • Lifestyle in Ai-Stratis

    Lifestyle in Ai-Stratis

    At this tranquil place, its few shops are enough to give their own lifestyle, in a formerly exile place, which today has all recommendations to become a small holiday paradise.
  • Ai Stratis

    Useful for the visitor

    Nowadays, there are about 200 beds in the island.
  • Dwellers of Ai Stratis


    A few dwellers, hospitable, pure and smiley emit a Zen atmosphere of another era. Trust their experience –many of them and their families travelled or lived in other places of Greece or abroad, searching for a better fate.
  • Pure and virgin place

    Pure and virgin place

    The certain is that travelers who finally arrive here are in danger of revealing themselves without compunction, because together with the revelation of this imperious rampart, they will be found in front of an absolutely authentic place that raises internal processes.
    For many of us, it constitutes a famous place for the exiles during the difficult years of political juxtapositions in Greece.