Cretan groceries are true attractions found in crowded cities or in isolated villages, but wherever you spot one, opening its door is like turning on the time machine that transfers you to older times.
Usually they are family owned and operated sheltered quaint stores with their shelves hosting the "heritage" of the Cretan land, honoring small and local producers with organic or conventional products. Old groceries were threatened by loss, but thankfully they did not, as a new trend of the old traditional grocery store of the neighborhood sense is gaining more and more ground in food shopping with a refined yet contemporary touch of delicatessen. Traditional groceries are valued for turning shopping food into a less impersonal activity, providing an alternative way on quality products consumption. Groceries of this kind are stores visited from sophisticated customers who are looking to shop small-scale local products at reasonable prices. Nowadays when the value of food is growing and good nutrition boosts well-being, people search for pure and delicious food, caring about the origins of the products they put on kitchen table. New groceries found in Crete combine tradition with all the modern and innovative infrastructure in the food. Visit for your purchases an old or contemporary traditional grocery to buy Cretan cheeses, herbs, olive oil, honey and wine or raki.
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