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THE CRETAN CUISINE IN GENERAL:
Crete is the birthplace of the Mediterranean diet.
The Cretan cuisine is based on health concern with fewer fats and lipids. It has the ability to grow seasonal food and produce the year round fresh products. Crete displays a markedly different food retail environment compared to other parts of Greece.
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... moonshine' and small cups welcoming anyone who entered. Sample platters of meats and cheeses, hummus and oils with sourdough bread arrived. One of the more interesting cheeses was made from goat,cow, and lamb milk together, certainly something that would never get passed the FDA! Most incredible was the hummus. As someone who has failed consistently in making hummus, I was directed to a new ingredient -taxini. Yes, it sounds like it came ...
... 10th century AD), - Temple of Zeus Olympeion (the sheer size of the columns is mind-blowing… it would have been legitimately awesome when complete) - The art in the Byzantine museum is gorgeous; while morbid in spots, the detail and colouring is absolutely worth seeing. - Turtles in the National Garden - The Panathenaic Stadium is worth a visit, regardless of whether you enjoy sports or not. It is in impeccable shape (due to reconstruction efforts in ...
... the left, as we wend our way though the crowds and the massive pillars of the parthenon on the right. Difficult terrain but amazing. The parthenon was built in honour of Athena from whom Athens takes its name. Parthenon means virgins apartment and was built to house a great golden statue of Athena which was later pillaged and taken to Constantinople (Istanbul).
The Erechtheion was built on a sacred spot and was more of a ...
... Mythos beer, Ahhhh, that's better.
At 5 PM we came back to the hotel for a quick rest but the girls came back and that put paid to any ideas there. A drink in the rooftop bar and then dinner back up the street before the car was picked up finally. After dinner Ruth & I went into the plaka which was absolutely jam packed with people - surprising for a Sunday night. That done then it was back to the roof for a few ouzos in ice whilst watching the lightning show over ...