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Move Over Fast Food, Slow Food is King in Crete!

Posted on Monday 26th January 2015 by Crete Escapes

In a world where our lifestyles are so busy, fast food is king. With McDonalds in 118 countries across the globe, we can be forgiven for forgetting that good things come to those who wait.

Enter, the Slow Food movement. Founded in 1986 by Carlo Petrini, the movement was started in response to a McDonalds opening near the historical Spanish Steps in Rome.

Drakona 6It celebrates, above all, patience. Because if we could all slow down for just a minute to appreciate the flavours and textures that can be created from food, it would give us so much more enjoyment than a Big Mac ever could.

Expanding beyond Italy the movement is now an international success with over 100,000 members, which reside in 150 countries. The best bit? That is 32 more countries than McDonalds.

Greek and Cretan food is second to none. It awakens your taste buds to a world of other flavours you didn’t know existed. Mix that with slow cooked locally sourced ingredients and the most authentic of settings, and you have not just a meal, but an experience.

One of our favourite Slow Food restaurants is Dounias in Drakona Village – in the hills near to Chania. With food that takes your breath away and a view to match, you may be forgiven for thinking you’re in paradise.

Drakona-2To add to the experience, you go into the kitchen to select the food you want. All ingredients come from either their own farm or local organic producers, with their bread being made fresh daily on site.

Our stunning selection of Crete villa rentals make for the perfect self-catering holiday, affording vistors choice on what local delicacies to sample during their stay. 

Dounias should be at the top of any such list, a truly great experience to have when visiting the island. We can’t recommend it enough. Find out more about which Villas we have near this location by calling us on 0330 111 0061.

Alternatively contact us online or explore the villas on our website here.