Ios, in the Cyclades, is the perfect Greek island for all kinds of traveller. It’s great for couples, for party people and for those wanting to kick back and relax in the sunshine. Whatever kind of traveller you are you’ll be wanting to indulge in some wonderful Greek cuisine during your trip. With that in mind I wanted to share some of my favourite restaurants in Ios.
It’s not difficult to see why Mykonos is one of the most photgraphed destinations in the Greek Islands. Spend a day in Mykonos exploring ancient windmills, swimming in crystal clear waters, discovering pretty churches and losing yourself in winding alleyways lined with white-washed houses adorned with blue-shuttered windows. Mykonos is stunning.
Food in Crete is bursting with intense Mediterranean flavours. The Cretan diet is uncomplicated and made from fresh, healthy ingredients, much of which is grown in Crete’s natural environment using ‘earth friendly’ methods. Agrotourism in Crete is popular and it’s easy to see why.
The Cretan Mediterranean diet uses golden olive oil from the island’s plentiful olive groves along with lemon juice and a few choice herbs for added flavour. Lamb, chicken, pork are popular meats and, as Crete is an island, plenty of fresh fish is on the menu.
Vegetarians won’t be disappointed in Crete; plump ripe tomatoes, softly gleaming aubergines (eggplant) and yellow-flowered courgettes (zucchini) are abundant. Then there’s the Greek cheese, Greek yoghurt and Greek pastries strewn with nuts and drizzled with honey. So, what to eat in Crete? Read on for some of the best traditional Cretan food…
Holidays in Greece, especially the Greek Islands, have always been high on my happy list. Until this year, it had been a good few years since I’d given Greece the love it deserves but I put that right recently with a week in Crete, the largest of the Greek Islands. Rethymno was the location for a blissful week of June sunshine, relaxation and Greek food indulgence. So, where to stay in Rethymno? Our home for the week was Villa Rethymno Beach IV. At the time this was a James Villas property but is no longer advertised with them. The rustic villa is just a short walk from Rethymno town and the perfect beachside spot for soaking up the sun as well as the town’s history and Grecian charm.