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Tastes and images of Crete island, Greece
Sarikopites: The “turban” wearing traditional Cretans is the part of the Cretan costume that gave the name and the shape of the twisted pies Crete, the “sarikopites”. Their characteristic, apart from their shape, is that they are made with sour cream cheese and they are eaten preferably with honey, while accompanying wonderful Raki.

Sarikopites: The “turban” wearing traditional Cretans is the part of the Cretan costume that gave the name and the shape of the twisted pies Crete, the “sarikopites”. Their characteristic, apart from their shape, is that they are made with sour cream cheese and they are eaten preferably with honey, while accompanying wonderful Raki.

A greek coffee is always a pleasure served in local traditional “cafeneio”, as it is always accompanied by sweets and home – made delicacies.

A greek coffee is always a pleasure served in local traditional “cafeneio”, as it is always accompanied by sweets and home – made delicacies.

Heraklion

Heraklion

Kalitsounia: The dish that during Christmas or Easter, is found in almost every Cretan table. Kalitsounia are the traditional cheese pies with ricotta and mint and you will find them in different variations across the island.

Kalitsounia: The dish that during Christmas or Easter, is found in almost every Cretan table. Kalitsounia are the traditional cheese pies with ricotta and mint and you will find them in different variations across the island.

“Antikristo”: Lamp meat specialty that you must search in order to complete your gastronomic experience in Crete.

“Antikristo”: Lamp meat specialty that you must search in order to complete your gastronomic experience in Crete.

Stamnagathi: For the Cretans, “stamnagathi” is the “King” of wild grasses and grows from the tops of the mountains of Crete to the end of the beaches. It is known from ancient times for its medical characteristics, that rank it as one of the best allies of the heart, the good health of the body, stimulates the immune system and act against cell oxidation and aging. You can consume it raw in salad or cooked or even raw with a little lemon as “meze for raki”.

Stamnagathi: For the Cretans, “stamnagathi” is the “King” of wild grasses and grows from the tops of the mountains of Crete to the end of the beaches. It is known from ancient times for its medical characteristics, that rank it as one of the best allies of the heart, the good health of the body, stimulates the immune system and act against cell oxidation and aging. You can consume it raw in salad or cooked or even raw with a little lemon as “meze for raki”.

Typical snails recipe: Snails “Savoro” with rosemary

Typical snails recipe: Snails “Savoro” with rosemary

Are you a wine lover visiting Crete? Do something different on your holiday. Winemaking has been a tradition in Crete for the past 4000 years and is now more exciting than ever. Discover the wine routes of Crete and enrich your gastronomic and tasting experiences.

Are you a wine lover visiting Crete? Do something different on your holiday. Winemaking has been a tradition in Crete for the past 4000 years and is now more exciting than ever. Discover the wine routes of Crete and enrich your gastronomic and tasting experiences.

Chania

Chania

Rethymno

Rethymno

Routs of Lassithi

Routs of Lassithi

Home  Crete Routs of Lassithi Lassithi welcomes visitors by impressing them with its unparalleled natural beauty. It is a place of

Home  Crete Routs of Lassithi Lassithi welcomes visitors by impressing them with its unparalleled natural beauty. It is a place of