Ηere are some of the best local dishes that will leave you salivating:
Sfakiani pie is a delicious thin fried cheese pie with honey and walnuts. It is usually served after dinner, as a dessert. If you still have room for dessert!
Kalitsounia are small pies or tarts stuffed with cheese, cinnamon, and honey. They are traditionally made in Easter, but you can find them all year round! They are usually served along with raki (traditional alcoholic beverage).
Adikristo is basically a traditional meat roasting technique, according to which big pieces of meat are roasted in sticks around the fire. Meat is slowly roasted for 5-6 hours and, as a result, tastes divine!
Kreatotourta is a hearty meat pie! It is usually cooked after Easter and is stuffed with meat (lamb or kid), cheeses and cinnamon.
Sioufichta is a kind of fresh handmade Cretan pasta. They have a cylinder shape and are made of flour, water, salt, and oil. After been boiled, they are usually served along with meat with tomato sauce or plain with cheese.
Eggs with stamnagathi is a famous Cretan herb. It’s rather bitter, but when cooked with eggs, leek, onions, and garlic, is simply divine! If you don’t like eggs, you can try stamnagathi cooked with meat.