Casa Delfino, a family-run hotel in a 17th-century Venetian mansion.
With a culinary culture as rich and varied as its diverse landscapes, Crete is a land of plenty. Goat risotto, lamb with bitter greens, smoked pork, pan-fried snails, fried cheese pies drizzled in honey, these are just some of Crete's unique delicacies. Every village seems to have a signature cheese. Everything is cooked in superb local olive oil and washed down with lashings of tsikoudia (local grappa).
|area 8.303 km²||currency EURO (€)||when to go MARCH-NOVEMBER|
|population 623,065 (2011)||
AREA CODE: CHANIA 2821
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|language GREEK||gmt +2|