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The top 6 Cretan dishes whilst on family holidays on Crete

The top 6 Cretan dishes whilst on family holidays on Crete

A new menu crafted by top Greek chef Yiannis Baxevanis and filled with the spirit of the Greek islands awaits you at Candia Park village! Whilst on holidays don’t miss to savor those top 6 Cretan dishes in the hotel’s best restaurants in Agios Nikolaos Crete

Cretan food is ideal for children, with a range of familiar flavours in intriguing new dishes, perfect for young explorers. A firm favorite is homemade Cretan skioufichta pasta, a Greek twist on the classic spaghetti with tomato sauce served with dried tomatoes, olives, feta cheese and garlic. A plate of this at the friendly Agapi Main Restaurant in Agios Nikolaos Crete is sure to go down a treat! For parents, a dinner of tasty orzo with local prawns and a white wine sauce with tomato and fresh thyme is ideal for a Mediterranean summer’s evening and is the head chef’s proposal for an unforgettable dining experience!

At lunchtime, head to the To Fili, Traditional tavern in Crete, for a light lunch of traditional Cretan dishes such as grilled octopus with fava puree and caramelised onions, a creamy and delicious dish that’s the perfect starter to any meal. Another popular starter is Cretan dakos a traditional dish made of Cretan rusks, fresh tomatoes, local xynomyzithra cheese, parsley and oregano. Probably the most popular Cretan recipe, the dakos at Candia Park village are served with wholegrain rusks and plenty of extra virgin olive oil.

Vegetarians will feel right at home in Crete, as the island boasts plenty of vegetarian recipes. Dolmadakia are a perennial favorite – stuffed vine leaves and zucchini flowers with rice, herbs and a traditional yogurt sauce. Another nice non-meat option is a plate of aged Cretan graviera with homemade tomato chutney. This old-school Cretan cheese pairs nicely with a glass of local white Vidiano wine!

Discover those, and many more authentic Cretan dishes and don’t forget to share your experience with your friends on social media, using our hashtag #candiaparkvillage!

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