Cretan Recipes

Melomakarona (honey cakes)
(Honey cakes)

If you've already been to Makrigialos and eaten in one of our village tavernas or restaurants then you'll already know just how delicious and healthy our traditional Cretan food can be. If, on the other hand, this is a pleasure yet to come then our selection of authentic Cretan recipes is guaranteed to whet your appetite for the treats in store.

For these traditional Cretan recipes we've ensured that only ingredients easily found in most local shops or supermarkets are needed. One thing you'll certainly notice is that there is one ingredient common to every recipe - olive oil. A mediterranean diet high in olive oil has been shown to have a remarkable variety of health benefits. (19)

Try these traditional Cretan recipes