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Taste

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

Treat Your Tastebuds to Something Special at The Syntopia All-inclusive Eatery

Pitch-tinted wicker, ceiling-to-floor slender tree trunks in olive-wood tones, fresh foliage here and there, and warm-gray tiles on the floor – here are some of the decor highlights making The Syntopia Hotel’s dining room a boho-meets-mod space for the sassy gypsetter. And then, there’s the food: finger-licking in Instagramable vibrant colors, all-organic dishes that tame...Read More

Truffle Hunting on Crete Island

There’s no crop more valuable than the truffle, and few people know that Crete has its secret places where gastronomy’s “black diamonds” hide their precious bounty. Truffle hunting is relatively new in Greece, although research dating back to 1854 identified some ten species of hypogeous fungi growing in the country. Since 1854, local truffle hunters...Read More

Rethymno adventures: Visit the mountain village of Anogia

Perched more than 750 metres up the northern face of Psiloritis, Anogia has a poignant history. Burned by the Turks for its resistance to their rule in the 19th century, and by the Germans in WWII, Anogia is synonymous with heroism, resistance and sacrifice. This is a place where memory runs deep. No wonder it’s...Read More

Gastronomy in Crete: Must-try Dishes From the Island

When people talk about the Mediterranean Diet, few know that Crete played a significant role in developing it. However, the “Mediterranean Diet” concept is too broad because 22 countries surround the Mediterranean Sea. Although there are similarities between their cuisines, they are as diverse as they are interesting. Diets depend on the environment, geography, and...Read More

Drink coffee like a Greek

Coffee is an integral part of the modern Greek culture and that’s something you will realize as soon as you set foot on the country: nearly everyone holds a paper cup of coffee and every city or town is filled with modern café-bars, traditional “kafeneio” and café -patisseries where locals sip their coffee for hours....Read More