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Kladissos beach Many travelers associate Cretan cuisine, primarily, with excellent wines. Indeed, local drinks deserve the highest praise. You can taste popular wines literally at any restaurant and bar of the island; the resort has also lots of attractive liquor stores. Cretans are very fond of their national drink, and can use it literally every day. The wine is diluted with water and drunk like a normal soft drink; even local children are allowed to drink such mix. Some varieties of wine are quite light-bodied, and if they are diluted with water, you get almost a soft drink.
1. Fans of beach rest are recommended to go to Crete in the period from May to October. At this time weather is the most suitable for water activities. Those, who want to enjoy nature, would … Open
Going on a trip to one of local wineries with children, don’t be surprised when they would be offered to taste specialty wines too. And if you warn the guide in advance and ask him not to offer children any wine, he'll wonder why they are punished so severely.
Speaking of national dishes, first of all it is worth to mention their naturalness. All products used for meals undergo very gentle heat treatment; chefs prefer to use only seasonal products for cooking culinary delights. It would be difficult to find a hot vegetable salads and stews in local restaurants, but the choice of light vegetable soups and fresh salads is surprising. Copyright
On the southwest coast of the island you can find the most beautiful and popular beach, Elafonisi. It is covered with sand of unusual pink color, due to which water has saturated blue shade. … Open
Those, who can’t imagine a meal without fish dishes, would become real fans of local restaurants. The fish is often cooked over an open fire or steamed; soup with seafood and fish broth is also very popular among foreigners. In addition to fish, you can order fresh vegetables or rice in restaurants - they are the most common side dishes.
Spinalonga - Venetian fortress Meat dishes reside a smaller place in local cuisine, but this fact doesn’t diminish the taste of meat treats. Meat is stewed in wine sauce and baked on the coals; it is a basis of moist steaks and nourishing soups. Foodies have to taste the most popular variety of local cheese, feta. Cheese and olives are among the most popular snacks, without these any lush feast doesn’t exist. Cretan cuisine can be safely called a model of healthy eating.
Crete has long attracted travelers from all over the world, and therefore the choice of accommodation places is very rich there. Tourists can find more than 2,000 hotels for every taste. … Open
Each resort of Crete is ready to offer travelers a rich choice of restaurants, most of which represent regional cuisine. A very popular restaurant is famous To Pigadi where you can try the most common Cretan dishes. The house specialty is crispy hortokeftédes patties, here you can also taste original seafood dishes along with traditional ones. The restaurant always presents a rich selection of desserts and is famous for its extensive wine list.
The north entrance at the ruins of the Minoan Knossos Palace In Paleochora, you can visit Methexis, another famous restaurant specializing in regional cuisine. Here they serve wonderful dishes from goat meat and mutton, and seafood lovers can try stuffed octopus. Unlike many other restaurants in town, this one is open all year round. In winter, a special covered terrace with heating is set up here.
Adherents of healthy food might be interested in visiting Bakaliko where chefs prepare a lot of healthy and incredibly tasty dishes from locally grown products. The menu always contains a huge selection of salads from seasonal vegetables, seafood specialties, fruit desserts, and smoothies. The founders of this restaurant are two Hungarians who liked Crete so much that they decided to move here to live.
Crete Agistri is a family tavern that will appeal to those who prefer simple and hearty dishes. It serves wonderful dishes from fish that is caught by the tavern owner himself throughout the day. In this tavern, you can try authentic family dishes of local people, as well as enjoy special wines, which are also made according to family recipes.
Cretan cities have prepared many interesting surprises for shoppers. One of the busiest shopping streets is located in Heraklion and is called Daedalou Street. Heraklion is considered one of … Open
One of the most unusual restaurants in Crete is Tamam that worked as a vegetarian snack bar for the first years after its opening. However, in recent years, the restaurant's menu has expanded significantly, and today it serves wonderful seafood and meat dishes, offering special desserts and excellent regional wines to guests.
Les Crêtes di Charrère, Valle dAosta in autunno Rakodikeio is a cozy cafe popular with local students and budget travelers. That's where you can try fresh crayfish and other types of seafood, drink a glass of cold beer or taste popular local wines. Despite the huge popularity, the price level remains quite affordable in this cafe.
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Where to go for dinner in Crete: recommended cafe and restaurants

Where: Korai 5, Heraklion, Crete; Telephone: +30 2810 224 435;
Paralia Fish Tavern, Ouzerie
Where: Sofokli Venizelou str 5, Heraklion, Crete; Telephone: +30 2810 282 475;
Petousis Tavern
Where: 140 Andrea Papandreou Str, Ammoudara Gazi, Heraklion, Crete; Telephone: +30 2810 821 376 / +30 2810 823 071;
Where: Sapoutier str 10, Heraklion. Behind the Eleutherias Square, Crete; Telephone: +30 2810 226 472;
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