Podcast Episode 107: Where to Eat in Crete

By Giorgios Maltezakis
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In this episode of the Find Dining Podcast, Giorgos Maltezakis of Cretan Paths talks to us about the food scene on the Greek island of Crete. We discuss olives, cheese, and minotaurs.

Giorgos Maltezakis
Giorgos Maltezakis
  • Check out the three-day potato festival in Psychro in August

  • Sample some eftazimo (seven kneaded bread)

  • Learn the myth of the minotaur before you head to Crete

  • You can visit the remains of the palace of Knossos

  • Taste some cheese : kefalotiri, anthotiros, mizithra

  • Sip some

  • raki (or tsikoudia ), the "shnapps" of Crete

1. Food for Thought

  • Q: What three food products were the foundation of Minoan civilization?
  • A: Olive oil, wine, and barley.

2. Out of the Frying Pan

  • Favorite Market: Chania Market

  • Baseline Dish: Dolmades

  • Favorite Wineries: Dourakis and Tamiolakis

  • Favorite Place for Dessert: The Cretan Bakery

  • Cretan Paths Tours for Foodies: Multiple Experiences Tour or the Winery Tour

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