Crete through the eyes of two hungry travellers

Guy Dimond and our own deputy editor, Susan Low, visited the Greek island of Crete during Easter holidays. Quiet, warm and brimming with culinary magic – it’s a destination worthy of a gastronomic holiday.

In need of a little more visual temptation? Take a long look through the lens of these two hungry travellers…

Crete through the eyes of two hungry travellers

Typical Greek architecture is spotted in Chania. White stone, blue shutters and three wicker vases sporting colourful daisies – it’s a photographer’s dream.

Image of window with blue shutters and flowers
Photography by Susan Low and Guy Dimond

 

 

A cat is caught hard at work at one of the local tavernas.

image of cat sleeping on a restaurant chair
Photography by Susan Low and Guy Dimond

 

 

Sweet tomatoes, crunchy cucumber, salty olives and marinated courgettes sit alongside a generous slab of creamy feta.

A basket of fresh bread waits patiently to mop up the juices.

Image of Greek salad
Photography by Susan Low and Guy Dimond

 

 

Pictured here is bougatsa – a traditional pastry filled with sweetened local cheese and topped with icing sugar. Oozy, creamy and sweet, it’ll be washed down with a traditional Greek coffee.

Image of bougatsa
Photography by Susan Low and Guy Dimond

 

 

March is a warm and bountiful time of year in Crete. Wild flowers and poppies grow alongside overgrown paths in the White Mountains. They offer welcome pops of colour after a frosty winter.

Image of poppies in Crete
Photography by Susan Low and Guy Dimond

 

 

A visit to Crete isn’t complete without a trip to the farmer’s market. Artichokes the size of footballs beckon to passersby.

Image of giant artichokes at market
Photography by Susan Low and Guy Dimond

 

 

A sack of snails can be purchased for just around four Euro, taken home and fried up in garlic and butter.

Bags of snails at a market in Crete
Photography by Susan Low and Guy Dimond

 

 

A bowl of chocolate eggs, wrapped in brightly-coloured foil sit in a small metal bowl. Two red-dyed hen’s eggs wait to be cracked together in a game called tsougrisma.

Image of chocolate Easter eggs and dyed eggs
Photography by Susan Low and Guy Diamond

 

 

The setting sun is covered with darkening clouds. An ominous light is cast over the quaint harbour of Chania. Another warm Cretian day draws to an end.

Image of Crete's port at dusk
Photography by Susan Low and Guy Dimond

 

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