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Made in Samos, Lemnos, Kos and other islands, katimeria (also known as kattimerka in Cyprus, where they originate and are usually square) are thin fried pancakes or pastries (some use phyllo, others no). They come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes; a common version is stuffed with myzithra cheese and rolled into spirals, fried in olive oil and topped honey and cinnamon, or with grape syrup or carob syrup. Others call them tiganites.

Aegean Islands


Desserts, pastries and sweets

Text © Dana Facaros

Image by Kos club