‘’Have a good trip, and don’t forget to bring me back some amygdalota!’’ is what every traveller hears before leaving for Monemvasia, where the famous almond sweets are a speciality.
It is hard to resist the aromas wafting from confectioners’ stores, where recipes that have been handed down through the ages are made wtih ingredients chosen with the strictest of criteria, but above all the pride that confectioners’ take in their trade.
These delicately flavoured almond sweets have travelled the world as faithful ambassadors of Monemvasia. Then there are the samousades, stuffed with walnuts, honey and almonds, the rafiolia, flogeres, melitinia and finally the diples, served at every joyful occasion in this part of the world.
Confectioners that made these traditional sweets in Monemvasia and the surrounding area include:
Deligiannis Brothers, Molai, www.deligianni.gr, tel. 2732022200
Doukato, Monemvasia, tel. 2732061763
Kamarinos, Monemvasia tel. 2732061281
Kastello, Monemvasia, tel. 2732061420
Kolones, Monemvasia, facebook tel.2732061214
Moreos Idista, Monemvasia, www.amygdaloto.gr, tel..2732061040
Haramis, Vion Gevseis, Neapoli, tel. 2734022981