A Taste of Crete: Recipes To Indulge In


When we go on holiday we imagine eating outside every night. Why shouldn’t we? It’s a holiday after all, we should be allowed to indulge ourselves every now and then. After you’ve spent hours searching for perfect Crete villas with pools, however, sometimes all you want to do is relax in your stunning home and enjoy a nice homemade meal.

In a country where the temperatures tower above our British chills you can’t expect to be eating a wholesome casserole dish or a Shepherd’s Pie every evening. You’ve come to enjoy the culture and relaxing atmosphere after all, so why not enjoy a traditional Crete recipe?


Dakos – Cretan Koukouvagia

For those of you who enjoy a delicious Bruchetta, Dakos is certainly the recipe for you to try out. Light and easy to make, this dish is a traditional meze and can also be eaten as a light meal while you lounge beside your villa pool.


Crete Bruchetta  - iStock_000031686048_Small 


  • 2 large, peeled and grated, ripe tomatoes
  • 3 barley rusks
  • 6 teaspoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 cup feta cheese or mizìthra cheese
  • grated salt for flavour



Dip the barely rusks half-roll slices into water to soak before letting them stand to drain.

Drip Extra Virgin Olive Oil over your rusks and wait until the oil is absorbed.

Salt your rusks to your preferred taste.

Top off with grated tomato and grated feta or mizìthra cheese.

Serve Immediately with a nice glass of wine.


 This is a perfect recipe to help you relax and unwind after a busy day exploring the stunning island of Crete. In a hot country a salad is very much a go-to dish. It’s light, refreshing and can be adorned with so many varieties of fruit and vegetables that you will never grow bored. A traditional Greek salad includes black olives, onions and feta cheese!


Kitchen interior 

There’s no reason to spend your evenings sitting in one of Crete’s many lively and romantic restaurants if you don’t want to. You can experience mouth watering Greek and Crete food right in the comfort of your own villa! For more yummy, easy to make Crete recipes, visit our Recipes from Crete page. 

If you’re looking for Crete villas with pools and would like some help finding the perfect villa and location for you, contact us today on 01444 880 404  and our friendly, experienced team will be happy to help. 

This entry was posted in Crete Villas, Culture, Food and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.