When you think about Mediterranean Cuisine, the first country that comes to mind is Italy, isn’t it? It is only reasonable, since the basis of Mediterranean Cuisine is olive oil and Italian olive oil brands have conquered global markets long before Greek olive oil brands even appeared.
Well, we invite you to think past the apparent. Did you know that 75% of Greek olive oil production is extra virgin when Italy’s respective performance is 50%? The climatic conditions of Greece are unique with Crete being at the top of the list, especially when it comes to olive trees, wild herbs, myriads of favorable vegetables and cattle breeding (dairy products). Crete is the heart of the Mediterranean Cuisine. And Palmera Seaside Restaurant is one of Crete most “Mediterranean” restaurants. Its owners have made it their lives’ purpose to bring the best of Cretan soil and sea into your plate. How could they not succeed? Definitely, try the fresh fish!
It is located in Hersonissos (Heraklion Prefecture), right on the beach road. Make a daytrip out of it, perhaps combining a reservation at Palmera Seaside Restaurant with a visit at Knossos or Heraklion’s Archaeological Museum. Make sure you do make a reservation, though.
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