Yiaourti Me Meli & Evia Island, Greece is a traditional recipe of Greek yogurt with honey, plus some highlights from the beautiful Island of Evia! What is Yiaourti Me Meli? It is Greek Yogurt with Honey that is typically topped with walnuts and/or fruit. It is very easy to find a variety of this dish served at cafes in Greece. I’m excited to share this recipe with you, so that you can enjoy Yiaourti Me Meli in your home, too! In Greece, it’s served for breakfast, a snack, or dessert. AND me? I would eat it three times a day, everyday!! OMG. It’s so amazing. You’ll see in the photo’s below, the floral honey that I brought home from Evia Island, which makes it even more delightful. I know, I know, that unless you are boarding a flight for Greece tomorrow, then you won’t have this type of honey. Instead, just head to your local farmers market to find local, fresh honey to use for this recipe! It really makes all the difference! 🙂
Yiaourti Me Meli or Greek Yogurt with Honey
For as long as I can remember… this combination of yogurt, honey, and fruit has been in my top 10 favorites. I just love the creaminess of greek yogurt with it’s thicker consistency and subtle tang. I prefer plain greek yogurt and then to add my own toppings and sweet things that I feel like eating that day. Today, I’ve added fresh fruit–figs, peaches, and blueberries and topped it off with a drizzle of the floral Greek Honey that I brought home from Prokopli, Greece. Speaking of Prokopli… I enjoyed the most relaxing and lovely day trip with friends to the Island of Evia and I’m thrilled to share some highlights with you! 🙂
The Halkida Bridge in Evia Greece
The Halkida Bridge connects the second largest island in Greece, the largest island being Crete, to the mainland by this expansive and stately bridge. It’s also possible to ferry to the island it you prefer to go by sea. Evia Island is very diverse in it’s terrain, from beautiful sparkling beaches, to mountainous forests with rivers running through them. I was able to experience both on our day trip to the Island of Evia.
Our travels to the village of Prokopli was filled with breath taking views. We meandered through the mountains and forests of this island, following the river most of the way. As we drove, I kept noticing long sections of small honey bee boxes on the side of the road, and I was very happy to find the village store (in the photo below) selling fresh honey! It’s so beautiful!! I love that there is a section of honey comb in the jar, too. Don’t you think it’s just perfect?! I’m sooooo in love with it and truth be told– I couldn’t help but buy some and tuck it away for special occasions.
In Greece, they have many different varieties of honey… that all depends on where it is harvested from. There are many like floral, thyme, chestnut, spruce, heather, orange, cotton, and sunflower! Greek honey is amazing and like nothing you’ve ever tasted before. Ohhhhhh my, so flavorful, rich and it really ought to be a dessert all on it’s own. I know that unless you’re headed to Greece on a flight tomorrow, you’ll have to find some local honey for this recipe.. but just remember that if you ever find yourself in Greece one day… that it’s well worth the effort to bring back a quart of Greek Honey! Below is a photo of the cute village store where I found my floral honey.
Orthodox Church of Saint John the Russian
On the island of Evia in the village of Prokopoli is a sacred site for Greek Orthox Catholics. This beautiful church holds the relics of Saint John the Russian, and many pilgrimage to it, especially on his feast day May 27. It is possible to pass by Saint John’s relics and pay homage to his remains, which are held in a large rectangular glass case. The church itself is splendid with it’s brightly colored arches and icons. I was deeply touched by the experience and so grateful that I was able to go to this church and the quaint village of Prokopli.
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A photo of the Mediterranean Sea from our table in Evia, Greece
Above are a few highlights of the courses served at the seaside restaurant in Evia, Greece. We were served incredibly mouthwatering seafood appetizers, entrees, AND then we had dessert! OMG. I was so full that I took a walk to sightsee in Evia before we got in the car to drive back home!
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Ruthie & Madeliene
- 2 cups plain greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup fresh figs, quartered
- 1/2 cup fresh diced peaches
- 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
- 2-3 tablespoon fresh local honey
- Divide greek yogurt between 2 serving bowls. top with fresh fruits, and finish with a drizzle of local honey!
- Serve and Enjoy!!