Postcard from Greece: Delicious Winery Lunch in Crete

Come hungry to Greece, especially Crete

When in Greece, eat like a local, with the locals. We are huge foodies at Inside Europe and can’t wait to share our favorite restaurants and eateries with you.

The typical Greek and so-called light lunch of local Mezze may make you consider skipping dinner — not that you should! Served family-style, you will always find freshly baked local breads, cheeses, seasonal vegetables as salads, roasted, stuffed with rice, sometimes roasted meats and much more.

The feast you see here is offered at our favorite family-owned winery just outside the capital city of Heraklion on the island of Crete — prepared fresh for each group of visitors.

Typical lunch in Crete with different mezze
This so-called light Cretan lunch of local Mezze may make you consider skipping dinner…
Photo by Sandra from Inside Europe during a delicious visit to Paterianakis winery.

On the menu is what the Paterianakis sisters, their parents and team are eating themselves, cooked by mom.

Not pictured are their all-organic wines that pair perfectly well with these dishes.

Here at the Domaine, just as at many typical tavernas, a small dessert is offered complimentary by the hosts.

Make sure to leave a little room (or a lot).

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