• CRETAN GASTRONOMY SIGNED BY

    SMALL ARTISAN PRODUCERS

  • CRETAN GASTRONOMY SIGNED BY

    SMALL ARTISAN PRODUCERS

  • CRETAN GASTRONOMY SIGNED BY

    SMALL ARTISAN PRODUCERS

  • CRETAN GASTRONOMY SIGNED BY

    SMALL ARTISAN PRODUCERS

  • CRETAN GASTRONOMY SIGNED BY

    SMALL ARTISAN PRODUCERS

  • CRETAN GASTRONOMY SIGNED BY

    SMALL ARTISAN PRODUCERS

  • CRETAN GASTRONOMY SIGNED BY

    SMALL ARTISAN PRODUCERS

  • CRETAN GASTRONOMY SIGNED BY

    SMALL ARTISAN PRODUCERS

  • CRETAN GASTRONOMY SIGNED BY

    SMALL ARTISAN PRODUCERS

  • CRETAN GASTRONOMY SIGNED BY

    SMALL ARTISAN PRODUCERS

  • CRETAN GASTRONOMY SIGNED BY

    SMALL ARTISAN PRODUCERS

ABOUT US

Artisans of Crete offers food enthusiasts and lovers of Crete authentic, naturally produced flavours and smells proudly signed by the producers themselves.

We travel to the remotest corners of the island to discover these small artisan farmers who produce rare local delights faithful to the exquisite balance, simplicity and excellence of traditional Cretan gastronomy.

Our aim is to give prominence to the identity and location of each farmer making its product traceable via its unique label and signature.

Gastronomical and nutritional quality and sustainable production is ensured by developing close personal relations with each farmer, but also through collaborations with the island’s scientific institutions.

Our customers can now also benefit from what is widely accepted as one of the healthiest diets in the world.

CRETAN DIET

“Don’t look for a pill to replace the Cretan diet.
There is no such thing.”
- Serge Renaud, 1998 (French medical researcher)

Cretan gastronomy is a legend in itself. Capturing the culture and spirit of an island blessed with fertile lands and abundant sunshine, Cretan gastronomy constitutes the most characteristic and healthy example of the Mediterranean diet. Mouth-watering, yet nutritious, the Cretan diet is a legend to be shared with the world.

Cretan diet is currently considered by nutritionists as a "modus vivende" that endows people with longevity and sound health, as supported by research conducted on an international scale. It was established that the inhabitants of Crete manifest the lowest mortality indices with respect to cardiovascular diseases and cancer.

Cretan cuisine is one of foundation, not of complicated sauces. For Cretans, the secret of longevity is very simple. They consume a lot of fruit, vegetables, greens, fresh produce, legumes, cheese and bread. Cretans use herbs to add flavour to their meals; they make sweets/cakes with natural sweeteners, honey and grape-juice syrup; while the excellent Cretan wine is an indispensable accompaniment to their meals.

And not to be forgotten, the copious use of olive oil, Crete’s liquid gold.

Artisan Cretan Products

  • EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL
    EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL

    An award-winning extra virgin olive oil extracted from the famous Koroneiki variety cultivated in the ancient olive groves of Kolymvari, Crete.

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  • THYME HONEY
    THYME HONEY

    Delicate and intensely aromatic honey harvested from the remote, rocky mountains of Sfakia with unusual high thyme pollen and numerous healing properties.

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  • WINES & SPIRITS
    WINES & SPIRITS

    A selection of wines from the vineyards at the foothills of the White Mountains. A location which generates juice of distinctive quality, ideal for wines of character.

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  • RUSKS & BITES
    RUSKS & BITES

    Traditional and original rusk and biscuit recipes from a wood oven bakery in centre of Sfakia. Inspired by local ingredients, rusks (dakos) are the basis for a true Cretan diet.

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  • OLIVES
    OLIVES

    Hand-picked, naturally grown olives, cured in layers of sea salt and savory, marinated with extra virgin olive oil, bay laurel and Madame Jeanette peppers. This original recipe makes these olives unique on Crete.

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  • MOUNTAIN TEAS
    MOUNTAIN TEAS

    Indeginous mountain teas growing wild in rocky and remote high altitudes. Cretan teas are famous since ancient times for their aroma and numerous health properties.

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  • HERBS & SPICES
    HERBS & SPICES

    A selection of intensely aromatic and nutritional hand-picked wild herbs which elevate the flavour of any dish and contain all the aroma, flavour and qualities of Cretan nature.

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  • GIFT BOX
    GIFT BOX

    Elegant and practical, this gift box is the ideal present for a food enthusiast. This environmental friendly packaging can hold different combnations of Artisans Of Crete products.

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