Photo: Ilias Fountoulis
Pasteli is the traditional sweet of Amorgos and it’s served at weddings, baptisms and social events. It consists of sesame and honey and every piece is cut in a diamond shape and then placed in a lemon leaf. The unique with the Amorgian pasteli is that it’s sprinkled with cumin seeds.
Every year in the summer the Festival of Pasteli is organized by the Cultural Association “Simonidis”. The process of the production of pasteli is presented and offered to the visitors along with psimeni raki. You can follow the whole process and afterward the local musicians are playing up to dance until early morning.
Festival of Pasteli 19 of August in Chora