And after you catch a small glimpse of the beauties of Arta, you then need to get to know its gastronomic side, since the city has a rich tradition of good food. The region is famous for its pies. Milk pie, ‘zarkopita’ (or ‘naked’ cheese pie i.e. without phyllo pastry), ‘kimadopita’ (minced meat pie), cabbage pie, mushroom pie, ‘makaronopita’ (macaroni pie), and sweet pumpkin pie are just some of the delicacies that you might come across in Arta, and the experience is sure to stay with you for a lifetime.
– Try ‘blets’, the famous open pie (no phyllo pastry) with pumpkin, cracked wheat and feta cheese, and the amazing dairy products for which the area around Arta is known.