Food, glorious food!

Spoilt for choice

Eating out

You will find most restaurants and tavernas serve their own interpretation of local, traditional dishes. The standard of cooking is generally high; Cretans take their food very seriously. Oil and wine are used copiously in the creation of mouth-watering dishes using primarily seasonal produce. If you ask for and are served moussaka during the winter, it will almost certainly have been frozen during late summer after the last aubergines were picked.

Most visitors discover that eating out in Crete represents excellent value for money; the price per head in local tavernas is usually less than the home equivalent and frequently includes wine, beer or a soft drink.

We can recommend places to suit all pockets – places we know and trust where the food is good and the service reliable. 

If you are looking for a cheap and cheerful souvlaki bar whose kebabs and chips are spot-on or a classy “estiatorio”, a cut above the traditional Cretan taverna, featuring dishes with a wider culinary influence, we feel confident that we will be able to point you in the right direction.

Eating in

Lunch and dinner at Ecoxorio are by arrangement; similarly, dedicated gorge walkers can set off with a hearty packed lunch if we are given sufficient notice.

Latest comments

01.07 | 11:21

A fantastic place to stay. So relaxing.
Home away from home. Love it.

29.06 | 18:36

What an amazingly picturesque location .......a veritable hideaway from the elevated pace of city living and all set within an architecturally elegant setting.

28.04 | 23:29

The setting is gorgeous - completely cut off if you need a day relaxing, but close to small towns and the city, Chania, if you need a day trip. Stunning house.

08.03 | 18:53

Home away from home, ideal for families, having spent a week there with my 3 y/o I wouldn't stay any where else in Crete! Absolutely amazing!