The largest island of Greece, Crete is known for its majestic mountain ranges, gentle seas, breath-taking golden beaches and scorching hot summers.
But what I love most about the island is the food.
It’s nothing too fancy and there are no overly sophisticated ingredients; wild herbs and vegetables are the base of most Cretan dishes and olive oil is the not-so-secret key ingredient used not-so-sparingly.
Crete features over 1.5 million olive trees and more than 90% of its olive oil is ‘extra virgin’ – the good stuff – produced from trees which are 50-60,000 years old.
The Cretan diet is considered one of the healthiest in the world and residents on the Greek island say they have their diet to thank for their good health and long life.
But aside from the health benefits, Cretan cuisine is colourful and full of flavour.
Prepare to make your taste buds tingle.
Read my full post via Ryanair Blog: Into the Blue to discover the top five foods you must eat when visiting Crete…