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Local Products from Lasithi
Like the rest of Crete, Lasithi offers a great variety of traditional products including herbs, honey and olive oil. It also produces Raki, wine and the famous graviera cheese.

Raki
A distinctive alcoholic drink produced by the grapes’ leftovers from wine process. Raki has a very strong flavor due to high alcoholic degrees. Producers vary from large distillation companies to families producing their own raki for their personal use. Depending on the place of origin raki varies in taste and aroma.

Cheese
The famous Graviera and myzithra cheese of Crete! Graviera cheese is a yellowish cheese and according its production and the producer himself can be more salty, sweet, hard, spicy or with a “butterish” essence. Myzithra is usually either sour or sweet. Both graviera and mizithra are used for the preparation of typical Cretan delicacies and can be perfectly combined with honey too.

Wine
The wine is an essential part of the Cretan culture, accompanying each meal. It is produced by local wine companies or individual producers, mostly from local grape varieties, using both traditional and modern viniculture processes. The story of vineyards and wine in Crete goes back for almost 3500 years.


Olive oil
The most important ingredient of Mediterranean cuisine is abundant in Crete and, as such, in Lasithi too! Olive oil is produced throughout the island and is used as a basic ingredient for sweets’ too.


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