Life in Crete: little tips

  1. New tastes. Don’t hesitate. Just go for it. After all, tasting new things is the quintessence of gastronomy.
  2. Traditional products. The best souvenir from Crete. Take with you as many as you can. You will not find them again any time soon.
  3. Cretan herbs. Nature’s pharmacy and the secret of Mediterranean Cuisine. Learn about them from locals or - much better - gather some from the mountains.
  4. Philosophy. Cretan lifestyle. Sit down at a traditional kafeneion, have some raki along with a raw artichoke or fresh broad beans or fruit or whatever they offer you and just hear the stories. There is truth in them.