Olives – Olive oil of Thassos
Thassos olive is the typical product of the region. It is characterized by thelarge size of the fruit and the fluffy flesh, the bright green-yellow color, thespicy taste as well as the absence of the feeling of oiliness in the mouth. Thasos’s olive is the reason of the exquisite olive oil P.G.I. (Protected Geographical Indication).
Kavala’s Kiwifruit – A product with an excellent reputation in the global market
Kiwi has a reputation as a health food because of its high vitamin C content, but the fruit is also rich in other nutrients. These may help reduceblood pressure, boost wound healing, help maintain bowel health, and more. Kavala kiwis are firm, juicy, with a bright green color, a lot of juice and are exported to countries such as France, Spain, Poland, Russia and South Africa.
Asparagus from Kavala is on big demand in the Mediterranean countries
Kavala Asparagus is of exceptional quality, sought after in France, Italy and Germany. The local Asparangus contain calcium, phosphorus, iron andmany vitamins. As an ingredient, it can be sautéed, boiled, blanched, baked or fried. It can be used in salads, egg-omelets, tarts or accompaniesmeats and highlights the ingredients that escort it.
Traditional Kurabie (Sugared buns) of Nea Karvali
They are known as the best sugared buns in all the country. They have a characteristic crescent shape and a entire almonds, coming from the area.Proper kneading to keep them fluffy, very good baking so that they do not break and whole roasted almonds. Their presence in the region of Kavala began after the settlement of the refugee Greeks from Asia Minor.
Nestos Delta Legumes
The beans of Chrysoupolis have been cultivated for more than 100 years in the Delta of Nestos River. The specific beans (and other legumes) stand out for their freshness, their sweet taste and their bright-white color. They can be found in two basic varieties, the Chrysoupolis Bean called Tsali (Coarse) and the Chrysoupolis Bean – Medium (Northern type).
Local Wine & Ouzo
Under Pangeon, known as the “golden” mountain with the famous mines during antiquity, large tracts of fertile land and fine vineyards spread out, which give the reputed Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) Pangeon wines. Pangeo soils are stony, barren and well-drained, and the conditions are so favorable that justify the characterization of the region of Kavala as a great “wine-land”. Cosmopolitan grapes and Greek varieties thrive here, giving some of the most remarkable wines of Greece, based on Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Sémillon, Ugni Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Roditi, Assyrtiko, Limnio. The area holds generally an important position in the production of excellent quality wine. Many distilleries produce tsipouro and ouzo of excellent quality, on the basis of secret traditional recipes.
Feta cheese, goat and yellow cheeses are produced in Kavala’s area, local cheese makers use daily milk from livestock units in the area and sheep and goats that are free to graze in the mountainous areas of the municipality of Kavala. In addition to white cheeses, argian is also produced, classic or with fruit flavors.
Cured and Prepared Meat Products (cold cuts)
Traditional pastourma (cured seasoned meat) produced by home-made tends to conquer the market of all Greece. The traditional recipes brought a century ago by the refugees from Asia Minor and especially Cappadocia, are combined with the selected ingredients and the special way of production, with all the local seasonings, giving a unique product.
Cured salty fish based products
In the city of Kavala where one of the largest fish ladders in Greece operates, the production of salted fish could not be missing. Although the salt production industries have dwindled in recent years, fish-based products are still produced in the area, salted and smoked in a wide variety.
Honey from Philippi
The Honey from Philippi is familiar with excellent taste and unique quality. Having a slightly darker color, great fragrance and flavor and rich in minerals, proteins and amino-acids, Philippi honey from an area where from antiquity until today is a dynamic center of beekeeping, producing honey with rich trace elements, excellent aroma, taste and high nutritionalvalue.
Central Fishery organization of Kavala
In the heart of the marine life of the city
The bay of Kavala, according to local fishermen, has the most delicious fish of the Mediterranean. Shrimp, lobsters, crabs, octopuses, tongues, mackerel, sea bream, swallow fish are traded on the central market, while special recipes of the trawler can be tasted in some taverns or in the houses of the city.