P.O. Box 38, Elounda 72053 Greece
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Cretan Feast


There are so many opportunities to explore Cretan life: good music, endless dances and the festival culture under the full moon, next to the sea, within vineyards or on the top of the mountains. Feasts all over the island celebrate religious holidays, weddings or baptisms and they are always an occasion to eat, drink and celebrate life with family and friends. Usually these occasions are confined to locals.

Large bonfires will be lit at our private beach for the slow cooking of the famous “antikristo” lamb - sprinkled in sea salt and slowly cooked for five hours above the fire - while authentic local delicacies will be prepared on the spot; all under the distinct tunes of Cretan lyra.

Some highlights from our menu include traditional homemade pasta "Skioufikta" with "Anthotyros" cheese, a variety of "Dolmadakia" served with fresh yogurt, Kritsa's pies with sweet "mitzithra" cheese from Rethymnon & fresh honey from Prina.

The most famous celebrations all around Greece are the festivals to honor the saint-protector of each village. Locals are gathered to enjoy local food,   exchange the famous “mantinades”, which are improvised rhymes to celebrated different occasions such as love, life or friendship; they sing and dance to the small hours!

Enjoy this unique cultural and gastronomical experience, while rejoicing in a landscape of breathtaking beauty by the sea and enjoying the unmatched facilities and unparalleled service of Blue Palace Resort & Spa.