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Traditional Greek Easter sweets that originated from Santorini


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There is a legend, that because of the Lent, people of Santorini had to think of how to use the butter and fresh cheese so as not to waste it. Traditional melitinia are made from a delicate dough with a soft center made of unsalted cheese. The name of these delicate sweets can be translated as "sweet as honey" which makes a true explanation of the taste. Traditionally melitinia are eaten starting from the Tuesday of the Holy Week.