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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

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