Eating out is simply something that you must do whilst on holiday – at least once anyway! – It is all part of the holiday experience, especially if you’re trying something new. There are many different traditional tarvernas right across this stunning island where you can enjoy fine food and drink. So what can you expect when it comes to eating out and buying food in Crete?

Eating Out in Crete: What are the prices like?

If you’re a regular to Crete you’ll know that eating out in has always been fairly reasonable; of course, this varies from restaurant to restaurant. You’ll be happy to know that according to research undertaken by the Post Office, meals for two have fallen by 18% in the last year – this is certainly a great reason to visit Crete, it won’t break the bank, but you can experience both food and culture at its finest!

British newspaper, The Telegraph made the following commented that holiday makers should, ‘keep an eye on Crete where it falls in the cost of eating out’ as it makes ‘the island better value than ever before.’ The fine and hearty food of Crete is certainly something that you should taste whilst away; you’ll find lamb, fish, goat and plenty appetising dishes that are simply beautiful!

Eating In

It isn’t just eating out here that is so cheap here, you can also purchase foods from the supermarkets and village markets for reasonable prices so if you want to eat in for certain meals or throughout your holiday you can. Our villas are complete with excellent cooking facilities, so if you don’t fancy eating out every night, you can take advantage of this and cook yourself your favourite meal. We’ve provided a few Cretan recipes in our blog previously; therefore you can make your very own Cretan delights.

Have a Taste of Crete!

As meals out are so cheap here and are always so tasty, then you simply must try at least one traditional Cretan dish! Wherever you stay we’re sure that you’ll find some amazing tavernas and even leave with a brand new favourite meal.

If you would like more information about any of our villas in Crete, then please do not hesitate to get in contact with the team here at Pure Crete as we will be more than happy to help. Give us a call on (+44) 01444 880 404 or send an email to and we will get back to you as soon as possible.