Cretan Honey Romanakis

We are the fourth generation of beekeepers and we deal exclusively with the production and packaging of Cretan honey, faithfully continuing our family tradition. We produce honey, of unique quality and taste from bees raised in the mountains of Crete!

At the same time, we succeed and get certification from the control and certification organization of organic products DIO, faithfully following its instructions and the modern European standards. In 2019 we continue to improve the quality of our honey by winning 3 awards in the OLYMP AWARDS 2019 competition.

Hotel Stork

Hotel Stork is located in Ammoudara, 8km west of the city of Heraklion on Crete. It is situated in a lush valley with olive groves only 350m far from the beautiful sandy beach of Ammoudara, where you can enjoy all water sports. The beach has been awarded with the blue flag due to its clearness, safety and touristic amenities.

Hotel Stork offers 37 comfortable bedrooms all with private bathroom, air condition, safe box, fridge,satelate TV,hair dryer and large balcony with magnificent view to the sea and to the surrounding mountains. Also there is a Reception area, bar, salon with TV, internet corner and a restaurant for breakfast. Hotel Stork also offers a lovely swimming pool place with a pool bar and a lush garden where you can enjoy your refreshments, drinks and snacks.

El Greco

The beautiful town of Ierapetra is located south of the island of Crete and is known as one of the sunniest regions of Europe with more than 300 days of sunshine per year.

Endowed as the area is, in the center – just a breath away from its shores – El Greco Hotel is a 4* hotel full of freshness and Cretan hospitality. As a family matter, it was recently redesigned focusing mainly in design as well as detail, ignoring the cost, thus creating with the same ”love” that everyone would give to his home, a beautiful, warm atmosphere with modern character and emphasis on calm.

Afoi Kassaki

Our passion & specialty is the handmade production of traditional smoked meat products since 1999. Our recipes are based on the au thentic recipes of our predecessors with innovations and additions that give our products unique quality & taste. Our small family business is growing rapidly because the products are of excellent quality with no chemicals added.

Astali Hotel

Located in the city center is the ideal location from which you can begin your day exploring the fascinating city of Rethymno. A five minute walk will get you to the sea front and the long sandy beach of Rethymno.

It is walking distance from the main market with all the clothing and souvenir shops, super markets and newsstands. Along the sea side there are numerous bars, coffee shops and restaurants.

Over the years the hotel has proudly received multiple awards for its cleanliness, value for money and for its service.

Filion Suites Resort & Spa

The Filion Suites Resort and Spa is a tranquil traditionally styled property offering excellent accommodation on a 17 acre plot surrounded by olive trees close to the village of Bali (2,5km).

Bali itself has a selection of shops, bars and restaurants and a small, well protected bay that is excellent for swimming and water sports and with a complimentary shuttle bus service 7 times from 09.00am to 18.00 pm daily to the beach, guests can get there with ease. The friendly water sports staff, will welcome the guests for a trip around the bay on a water-ski or fun-ride or take it easy in a canoe or pedalo with local charge. Private yachts, motorboats and catamarans are available for rent and sail, too. Tours/excursions service, wake up service, ironing service and a luggage storage is available.

Sigklino Crete

Sigklino or Siglino is a pork dish served mainly in Crete (but also in other parts of Greece too). This meat is kept inside ‘’glina’’, which is the fat derived from the cooking of pork and allows meat to maintain for a considerable amount of time.

The preparation of the sigklino varies depending on the region. In some areas of Crete they smoke the pieces of meat, in other regions the meat is marinated for a few days in vinegar, while elsewhere they add various spices or e.g. orange zest etc.

Staka

Staka is a traditional Cretan dairy product derived from the so-called “tsipa”, i.e. the cream of freshly drawn milk, which is separated from the milk, then is lightly salted and after having accumulated a sufficient quantity, is heated for days on a low heat with the addition of flour. During this period, staka, i.e. the proteins is separated from fat, from which the stakovoutyro (aka staka butter) is derived.
Staka has a strong taste, while its colour varies from white to yellowish. It is used mainly in recipes but it is also consumed on its own.

Cretan paximadi PGI

Cretan rusk (paximadi) is a product connected with the lifestyle and culture of Crete. The preparation is similar to that of bread with the difference that the rusk is cut into slices and baked till it dries. It has a sharp and irregular texture, hard crumb and is kept fresh for a long time. Cretan paximadi can be found in different versions, depending on the ingredients used. Its weight varies between 100gr and 200gr. Depending on the ingredients it changes its color (deep golden yellow for those made from hard wheat, light brown for those made of barley, and darker brown for rusks made from soft whole grain).
The varieties that are certified as Protected Geographical Indication PGI products are the rustic rusk, the barley rusks, the “eptazimos” and wheat and rye rusk.