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Taste

Rethymno, a Fish and Seafood Foodie Destination

Rethymno has no shortage of restaurants that satisfy every palate. When locals and visitors want fresh seafood and fish, they have plenty of choices, some with beguiling views of the fortress and the sea, others for prices, and all for quality dishes made from scratch with seasonal ingredients. Here are five fish and seafood tavernas...Read More

Cretan Recipes for Vegan Enthusiasts

The Cretan cuisine is diverse and anchored in its age-long traditions, local crops, and the seasonality of its produce. It’s rare to see something not locally grown on a taverna’s menu. High-end restaurants may feature imported goods on rare occasions. But although most restaurants and tavernas on the island have seafood and fish specific or...Read More

Cretan Wineries Near The Syntopia Hotel

Sun-kissed Crete produces some of the best Greek wines, many of them with international recognition, having won prizes in many prestigious competitions. That said, typical tavernas around the island serve only table wine – white or red – to maintain their prices as low as possible for patrons. As a result, you will only find...Read More

Five Microbreweries in Crete Worth Visiting

Crete may not have had a craft brewing tradition, but it keeps up with the times, and it is now home to some exceptional artisan breweries that can rival some of the best across Europe and the world. These microbreweries have perfected signature brews and offer brewery tours that allow you to understand their individual...Read More

5 Heraklion Restaurants You Should not Miss

Although far from the sophistication of the world’s culinary capitals –  New York, Tokyo, Barcelona, Paris, Sydney, Hong Kong, etc. – Heraklion is not an unworthy contender. Its rage of dining options will satisfy the genuine food connoisseurs, those who value authenticity before buzz, tradition instead of avantgarde, cordiality versus austerity. While more expensive than...Read More

Cretan Cheeses: Inspired by Tradition

Crete has an honest, down-to-earth cuisine, inspired mainly by the ingredients available and produced on the island: herbs, Cretan honey, olives, grapes, legumes, pulses, vegetables, fruit – all organic and farmed with love and respect for tradition. Raising animals for meat, and milk to produce dairy and cheeses is part of this tradition too, and...Read More