Bougatsa is the One Greek Pastry You Absolutely Must Try

Bougatsa is one of those things that when you see pictures of it or read about it you instantly start drooling, even if you’ve never eaten it before.

Such was the case for us when we heard about it on Anthony Bourdain’s show “No Reservations,” and again from one of our friends who traveled to Greece.  (Okay, fine, so you have heard about it, but you probably have long since forgotten). 

So what is bougatsa? It’s a Greek pastry consisting of buttery, flaky phyllo dough wrapped around either a cheese filling or a sweet semolina custard filling.

Drooling yet? Yep, I thought so.

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When in Milos, Greece, Go For a Boat Tour on the Thalassitra

Our time in the Greek Islands of Crete, Santorini, and Milos was mostly spent enjoying the sights from the land either by long hikes or public transportation to the furthest corners the roads will take you. These experiences were some of the best any visitor to the islands can have, but there is one way you can enjoy it even more.

The absolute best way to get to know a Greek island is to see it from the sea.

We were holding off on taking a boat tour in Greece until our last island, Milos, because it is full of many unique geographical features that can only be enjoyed by being on the sea. 

In fact, if you don't plan on taking a boat tour of this particular island, you might not even want to bother going (although, it is still a pretty neat place if you decide to go anyway).

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