Cretan people know how to enjoy life.
Eating & drinking is obviously part of this enjoyment.
Indeed Cretan cuisine is a real delight: generous, flavorful and they are also the best regarding the freshness and quality of ingredients.
But it is not only about a variety of dishes laid on the table.
The setting plays a key role in this enjoyment:
EATING & DRINKING FOR CRETANS IS A MOMENT OF SHARING.
To my mind, this way of sharing a whole meal all together, sampling a bit of each plate summarizes and represents well their philosophy of life and lifestyle.
In the Cretan culture, food plays a central role.
♦ WHAT I SUGGEST YOU ♦
When it comes to dining out, how to choose a good and worthy restaurant in terms of quality of food, experience and prices?
For sure the prices depend on the location and the type of food you order.
But if you don’t want to be disappointed I recommend you to avoid the tourist places.
First, you would pay 3 or 5 times more than you would pay when eating in a local taverna far away from tourists. Plus the quality of the food is not a guarantee!
The best for me at all points if you want to immerse yourself in Cretan culture and being satisfied is to choose local tavernas or restaurants recommended by locals themselves.
♦ MY FAVOURITE “YUMMY” PLACES ♦
You will find below a little selection of my favourite restaurants.
I discovered all of them thanks to local friends.
We had pleasure to meet to EAT & DRINK in those places.
We have been there plenty of times so it is tested and approved!
Also, I was recommending them to my guests when I was working at Crete as Guest Relations Manager and all of them loved those places too!