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Arbutus or fruit of the strawberry tree. In Palaiós Panteleimónas, on the slopes of Mount Olympus, they make the fruit into tsípouro; you may also see arbutus honey, μέλι κουμαριάς (méli koumariás).

On Kythera, they make a bite-sized sweet from the fruit called koúmara κούμαρα

Fruit, nuts & seeds

Ionian Islands


Text © Dana Facaros

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