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Aghios Nikolaos (Crete), Greece Cuisine | Where to Eat

Alternate spelling: Agios Nikolaos

Popular Local Cuisine: The most dominant ingredient in Cretan cuisine is the local extra virgin olive oil. Though the island has long been relatively poor, the strong agricultural tradition meant that quality fresh foods were available to all but the poorest all year round. When you visit the restaurants of Crete, the foods will be similar to that in other Greek regions, except for the substitution of local ingredients. For example, instead of brined feta cheese, salads and other dishes replace this with the local Mizithra from sheep or goat milk and made with whey. Vegetables and legumes dominate the cuisine, especially eggplant, tomatoes, summer squash, a wide variety of beans and potatoes. Dishes tend to be simple and lightly spiced. In restaurants, main dishes tend to have more meat than the normal Cretan would eat. Some nice choices are lamb and beef stews with tomatoes or artichokes, grilled fish, Chortopitakia (a small spinach pie), and rabbit with yoghurt.

Cretan wines include the traditional Greek retsina and the red sherry-like Marouvas. Stronger spirits such as raki (the local favorite) or ouzo are popular as well.

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Cruise lines visiting Aghios Nikolaos: Regent Seven Seas, Seabourn, Silversea

Key Attractions: Aghios Nikolaos Archaeological Museum, Lake Voulismeni, Lassithi Plateau, Kera Monastery, Windmills, Knossos Palace, Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Old Town, Koules Venetian Fortress, Almiros Beach, Havania Beach, Ammoudi Beach, Istro Beaches, Elounda, Spinalonga Island, Phaistos Palace, Malia Palace, Gournia

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