One of the most renowned and famous Cretan dishes all over the world is Dakos. It’s the epitome of healthy Mediterranean diet, as it’s based in whole grain rusk, providing energy, fresh tomato, giving you vitamins and minerals and some cheese and olive oil that have calcium and antioxidants.
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It should come as no surprise that Greeks love their food! From the pretty basics, like olive oil, Greek salad, feta and Greek yogurt, to the more complex ones like souvlaki and moussaka, Greeks have managed to get the world healthier, more tasty and fuller, just by food!
Winter season has come to end and so are the renovation works here at Alana Restaurant. Summer 2014 will start in a fresh and brand new look for your beloved restaurant located in the Old Town of Rethymnon.
Do you know that the average Greek family consumes about 100 liters of olive oil per year? Luckily in Greece and especially in Crete olive oil is as plentiful as water. In fact, every authentic Greek recipe involves the use of lots of the ‘golden green.’
Crete is in the Mediterranean climate zone and the city of Rethymno has a warm, temperate weather system buffeted by the Mediterranean Sea. Winters are calm, and although there is some rain, snow is rare is limited to the mountains. Summers are warm, usually very hot and very dry.
There’s much more to traveling in Crete than discovering beautiful scenery and lovely beaches. Perhaps the most exciting part of Crete’s travel experience is Rethymnon food and its wine treasures. The valuable heritage of several traditional local varieties, the diversity of different wine regions on the island, and the idyllic climate, boasts Crete around 52… Continue reading →
Rethimno is known as a picturesque old town, thanks to its Venetian harbour and countless winding streets, where tourists and locals can be found day and night. The town is rich in history and was built on the ancient site of Rithymna, part of ancient Minoan civilization.
In Greece and especially in Crete, we say “opa,” when we are happy. It’s not simply an expression, or an overtone, it’s a feeling of enjoying the good things in life. It’s ‘kefi’ the joy of the spirit. When Greeks dance, it is a real pleasure.
Cretan music is characterized for its liveliness and sentimental intensity that prevails both in the sound and in the songs. It is mainly accompanied with the lyra and the lute.
Explore Crete by all your senses… feel it..taste it…listen to it…