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vegetarian in Crete - Elounda

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vegetarian in Crete - Elounda

Hi folks I have read the reviews on local restaurants in Elounda, most are very positive about the food etc which I am pleased about but I did wonder if any vegetarians had visited these restaurants as we have booked a self catering holiday in Elounda but really enjoy eating out. My husband is a carnivore but I am vegetarian - happy to eat dairy products etc. any recommendations? Thanks!

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11. Re: vegetarian in Crete - Elounda

Be aware however that most food is cooked and/or served in a lot, a lot of olive oil and is therefore very calorific!


In Rethymnon I picked up an interesting booklet about Cretan food. One story in there went as follows:

In the 1950s the French, impressed by the longevity of the Cretans, sent a team of scientists to study their diet. On the first meal out of the scientists and a few Cretans, one of the French team exclaimed in horror : "How much olive oil are you putting on that!"

There was also the interesting fact that, until about the 1950s, meat was very rarely eaten in Crete, and when it was it was served in thin slivers.

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12. Re: vegetarian in Crete - Elounda

You will love the food in Elounda, we are big meat eaters but here we tend to eat mostly vegetarian as everything is so good- also try Plaka wonderful food there also.

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