A spectacular coastline, a rich and diverse history spanning millennia, outstanding food and wine, and thumping nightlife; If you’re looking for an authentic taste of Greek island life this summer, you can’t go past Crete.
Chow down in Chania
Located along Crete’s north-western coast, Chania is Crete’s dining hotspot. The island’s culinary history is almost as exciting as its geopolitical one. So healthy is the Cretan approach to food that the island’s culinary culture has survived occupations by the Arabs, Venetians, and the Ottoman Empire.
Head into Chania’s old town for a taste of the real Crete. Choose from cosy tavernas serving staid classics like dakos (a traditional meze similar to bruschetta), to upmarket seafood restaurants grilling the catch du jour. For a snack on the run, tuck into Chania’s take on the famous Greek gyros – a grudging culinary legacy of Ottoman occupation and a simple all-in-one meal.
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