They resist the impulse to sprinkle blends of spices or herbs. In fact, spices rarely figure in Cretan main dishes, the exceptions being cumin, and the occasional dash of hot pepper, which may have been introduced by refugees from Turkey after 1922.
Don't leave Crete without trying...
Cretan Cheeses, Dakos, Fried snails, Cretan Cheese Pies (Kaltsounia), Lamb with stamnagathi, Gamopilafo, Mountain Bulbs (Askordoulakous), Smoked Pork (Hirina apakia), Sfakia pies (Sfakianes pites), Cretan Brandy (Raki or Tsikoudia)
We chose for you some places for good food:
Eleven, Zisis, Pantelis, Drymos, To Spiti tou Polliou
...and for your daily shopping: