Beverages

  • The Raki or Strofylia is the "national" drink of Tinos.
  • Prepared by tsamboura, the remainders from pressing the grapes, which are then pulped, placed in jars for fermentation and finally distilled in a cauldron.
  • The Tinian Raki has the characteristic aroma of fennel.
  • The Rakizio is a widespread custom and an occasion for feasting.
  • From Tinian highly reputed wines is Askathari and Aspropotamisio.
  • The Soumada is a non-alcoholic drink made from bitter almonds and is traditionally served at weddings.

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