The season change on Crete represents a rather dramatic shift for local businesses and the general public there. What was a spinning, buzzing summer spectacle of touristic beach-going, becomes in the cooler months one of the most laid back vacation destinations on Earth. This November the notoriusly friendly folks at Lato Boutique Hotel reopen gourmet restaurant Brillant with a new and interesting gastronomy concept.
Crete offers a diverse culinary trip for travelers, even though the island’s traditional cuisine is the marque attraction for foodies. While the Mediterranean diet is well known and as healthy as advertised, the Cretan take on healthy eating is actually the oldest and most time honored. Ancient as this cooking tradition is though, fine eateries around the island offer unique twists on age old recipes. Here’s a sampling of superb restaurants of a kind.