Logo

Category: Gastronomy

The secrets of the Cretan diet
8 Nov 2019

The secrets of the Cretan diet

The Cretan diet is known all across the world, as it is considered to be one of the healthiest diets according to numerous medical studies. The Cretan Diet is essentially the “Mediterranean diet” and became famous after the Seven Countries Study, by American Professor Ancel Keys. This was the fi

Trygos: Grape harvest in Crete
17 Sep 2019

Trygos: Grape harvest in Crete

The end of the summer in Crete signals the beginning of one of the oldest and most exciting agricultural practices taking place on the island since the Minoan times. The Greek term Trygos means wine harvest, a hard laboring but also pleasant job that results in the production of a Cretan-favorite pr

An ode to Cretan olive oil
17 Jul 2019

An ode to Cretan olive oil

Crete is famous for its olive oil production and boasts a large number of awarded brands, distinguished for their top quality and exquisite taste. Olive oil, however, is more than a product in Crete: it is part of the island’s history, culture, everyday life and nutrition and a local secret of lon

5 Cretan summer meze you must taste
17 Jul 2019

5 Cretan summer meze you must taste

Summer in Crete means delicious food prepared with fresh seasonal products, and the best way to enjoy a variety of Cretan specialties is by indulging into meze culture at one of the local taverns or ouzeri. Cretans don’t believe in drinking without eating, so meze culture basically refers to the p

The best Cretan products you must buy
26 Feb 2019

The best Cretan products you must buy

Crete is famous for its cuisine and local products that are always healthy, delicious, seasonal and traditionally made. When you visit the island, you will have a sublime gastronomical experience that you will wish it would never end….and it doesn’t have to! Just make sure that when you leave, y

Carob: a Cretan treasure
8 Feb 2019

Carob: a Cretan treasure

From “emergency food” in times of war and famine to a trendy superfood in our days, the Cretan carob had an adventurous route through history and culture. Carob trees grow in abundance in Cretan nature and are indigenous to the wider Mediterranean area. Its lobe was consumed like a “chocol

Crete: the ultimate culinary destination
15 Jan 2019

Crete: the ultimate culinary destination

Have you ever wondered why the Cretan cuisine is so famous worldwide? Numerous articles and researches praise the Cretan diet as one of the healthiest in the world, but if you want to really appreciate its value and the unique flavor of Cretan products, you have to visit Crete! The basics In Crete n

Antikristo: the star of the Cretan cuisine
28 Dec 2018

Antikristo: the star of the Cretan cuisine

Crete might be an island but a large part of its culture and culinary tradition is influenced by the high mountains that define its mainland. Cretans were drawn to the mountains as they provided a safe environment in times of constant attacks from the coast from pirates and other conquerors. Long pe