A holiday to Cyprus wouldn’t be complete without trying some of the traditional Cypriot dishes and delicacies. Every taverna (restaurant) offers a “Meze” with a variety of dishes available. The standard meze is either meat or fish for the main dishes and a plethora of small, side dishes ranging from salads, potatoes and eggs to hummus and taramosalata. Every corner in Cyprus from the towns to the villages has traditional souvlaki shops that serve chicken or pork kebabs in pita bread or on a platter. The Cypriot cuisine due to its Greek, Turkish and Middle Eastern influences offers some unique dishes and culinary experiences.