Psimeni raki is a local homemade liquor with the flavor of honey, and clove made since ancient times on Amorgos. The recipe is simple but different a lot from place to place. Psimeni raki is offered as an aperitif or a digestive at celebrations, homes, and taverns, also served when you visit the monastery of Hozoviotissa. You can buy Psimeni raki in a lot of places on Amorgos.
Many confuse Psimeni Raki with Rakomelo, although they have similar ingredients they are totally different drinks, you can read about Rakomelo also on this page.
July 26 the yearly festival of Psimeni raki is held in Katapola. There you have the opportunity to taste and see up close how this excellent beverage is made. They also serve Pasteli (local sesame seed candy with honey) and Anevates (pie with cheese and Raki). Then it’s local music and dance all night long.
Festival of Psimeni raki 26 of July in Katapola