Taste of Ierapetra & Crete! - Γεύσεις της Ιεράπετρας & της Κρήτης!

Flavors and products of the Cretan land. | Γεύσεις και προϊόντα από την Κρητική γη .
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a close up of a sandwich on a plate with cheese and olives in the background
Traditional Cretan rusk ("Dakos"), coal-baked potatos and many other excellent Mezes were offered to the visitors. Υπέροχοι παραδοσιακοί μεζέδες προσφέρθηκαν στους επισκέπτες του χωριού.
several pieces of cake on a plate with powdered sugar
Traditional deserts were also offered by the outstanding cooking ladies of Anatoli. Παραδοσιακά γλυκά από τις "χρυσοχέρες" της Ανατολής.
a piece of bread topped with tomatoes and cheese
Gastronomy
Cretan Dacos. Also it's called "Lantouristo" in #ierapetra!
there are many different types of food on the table
Kalitsounia
Visit Greece | Kalitsounia in Tart Moulds
there are four pictures with different foods in them
Mizithropita (cheese pie), #Ierapetra style! | Μυζηθρόπιτα Ιεράπετρας. ( CC-BY-SA 3.0)
a white bowl filled with food on top of a table
Fresh "Rizogalo" cream . A home-made sweet cream with rice, milk and cinamon. |Φρέσκο γλυκό Ριζόγαλο !
a spoon full of raisins being stirred with syrup
Grape spoon sweet!Γλυκό του κουταλιού σταφύλι! (CC-BY-SA 3.0)
a table topped with plates filled with food and glasses on top of each plate, next to an empty bottle
21.30 - #Ierapetra-Crete. It's time for a Raki drink with delicious Cretan mezes Ya mas! Ώρα για Ρακάκι στην Ιεράπετρα Στην υγειά σας! (CC-BY-SA 3.0)
Honey: Sweet gold Mέλι - γλυκιά αμαρτία! Honey, Dessert, Sweet, Honey Tea, Honey Yogurt, Organic Honey, Flavors
Honey
Honey: Sweet gold Mέλι - γλυκιά αμαρτία!
an omelet with lettuce on top sits on a plate
Omelet with Staka. Staka is a very Cretan delicacy and is gathered from the crust that the goat milk has on its surface, if you leave it to cool down, after it has been heated. A truly original #Cretan dish! Υπέροχη ομελέτα με στάκα- απόλυτα Κρητικό γεύμα! (CC-BY-SA 3.0)
a close up view of some food on a table with trees in the back ground
“Trahanas” or "xinohondros" is made from wheat and sour milk, mixed together, cut into pieces and left to dry in the August or September heat. This way, it is preserved as dry pieces and can be used for cooking all winter long. Its taste is quite interesting and could probably fall in the “love it” or “hate it” category of foods :) In any case, it sure worth a try! Απλώνουμε Τραχανά (Ξινόχοντρο)! (CC-BY-SA 3.0)
a white plate topped with donuts covered in powdered sugar next to a loaf of bread
Feeling hungry? Try one of the most delicious and original Cretan dishes: “Hohli Boubouristoi” (Snails in the pan). The snails are put in the pan with olive oil, flour, wine vinegar, and rosemary to cook. Χοχλιοί Μπουμουριστοί(σαλιγκάρια) κρητικό πεντανόστιμο έδεσμα! (CC-BY-SA 3.0)
an egg is sitting on top of a biscuit
Looking for some tasty and healthy power breakfast when you’re around? Try some local Barley Rusk (Dakos, better use more “fluffy” not hard ones) with cretan or greek yoghurt and #Cretan thyme honey. Ντάκος με γιαούρτι και μέλι -γευστικό κρητικό πρωινό. (CC-BY-SA 3.0)
a white plate topped with donuts on top of a woven table cloth next to the ocean
Today we treat you with “Koubanakia”! This delicious pastry, can only be found in the Eastern #Crete and everywhere in Ierapetra, in pastry shops. Sometimes these are also called “Loukoumades”. Koubanakia are more like a healthy Cretan version of the Donut, deep fried in olive oil and dipped into local thyme honey syrup. Κουνουμπάκια , παραδοσιακό κρητικό έδεσμα! (CC-BY-SA 3.0)
Care for a sweet? Then you just have to taste Kalitsounia, one of the most famous treats in #Crete and in Ierapetra in particular! Its main ingredient is local "Mizithra" sweet cheese, and is scented with cinnamon and bitter orange leaves. In the summer you can put them in the fridge for a more refreshing taste. You can find them in any local pasty shop and each one makes them a little different.    Παραδοσιακά Γι�εραπετρίκα καλτσούνια!       (CC-BY-SA 3.0)
Care for a sweet? Then you just have to taste Kalitsounia, one of the most famous treats in #Crete and in Ierapetra in particular! Its main ingredient is local "Mizithra" sweet cheese, and is scented with cinnamon and bitter orange leaves. In the summer you can put them in the fridge for a more refreshing taste. You can find them in any local pasty shop and each one makes them a little different. Παραδοσιακά Γιεραπετρίκα καλτσούνια! (CC-BY-SA 3.0)