What food and drink should I try in Cyprus?
Popular Cypriot dishes include souvlaki (grilled, skewered meat served in pita bread), stifado (rabbit stew), kleftiko (beef stew), and koupepia (stuffed grape leaves). Food in Cyprus is similar to that in Greece, but you’ll also see influences from Turkey and the Middle East.
Halloumi cheese is made on the island and is popular locally, and fresh fish and seafood is typical along the coast. It’s common to order a variety of meze (small dishes) to share so you can try more than one dish at a meal.
Coffee in Cyprus is rich and strong, local wines are well worth seeking out, while the traditional anise-based spirit ouzo is a popular digestif.