An Epicurean Journey Through Greece
Travel through Greece as we encounter some of the most enchanting culinary moments, experience authentic cooking traditions and explore delicious native ingredients. We journey through the rich Grecian gastronomy through the eyes of photographer Jo Yee.
12 Culinary Experiences
1. A Wild Beauty
Crete is home to Ancient Minoan ruins, secluded beaches and impressive gorges overflowing with unique flora and fauna.
2. Preparing Stuffed Vine Leaves
A variety of the traditional Greek recipe “Dolmadakia”, served with fresh yogurt, is one of the many treats prepared by Chef Alexandros Lefkaditis.
3. Cretan Feast: Mizithra Cheese
With a granular creamy texture and a unique dry semi-sour exquisite taste, Mizithra is a versatile soft white cheese. It is ideal as a desert and topping the famous Cretan Dakos.
4. Special Treat: Myzithropita
The Mizithra cheese is ready for Mrs. Irini to prepare a delicious cheese pie: Myzithropita.
5. Antikristo Lamb
A simple recipe meaning literally ‘Across the Fire’; all you need is fire and salt.
6. Time to Feast
Our epicurean story concludes with a Cretan feast laid out in an array of authentic delicacies. Good music, endless dancing and a full moon by the sea.
The village of Vrouchas is a small village situated a little north of Elounda in a rural and agricultural setting with olive groves, forest and vegetable fields. It remains a pretty authentic village with old houses and just outside the village, there is a row of old windmills that were built around the 1800 and were used for grinding corn.
Controlled by the Venetians in the 17th century, Spinalonga, which translates to “long thorn” fell to the ottomans in 1715 before becoming one of the last leper colonies in Europe.
Sunrise on-board to the Traditional Caique
A traditional caique will travel you in crystal clear waters around the Mirabello gulf. Swim and sunbathe at remote beaches and unlock some of the most authentic surroundings.
The small village of Plaka is situated in the beautiful Bay of Mirabello and has the small island of Spinalonga directly in front.
Cooking at Isola Beach Club
Learn to prepare fresh Italian dishes together with the chef of Blue Palace Resort at Isola Beach Club.
Dinner at Asia Blue Restaurant Blue Palace
Asia Blue is an enticing dining option at Blue Palace Resort offering inventive dishes that range from Japanese to Thai and beyond.Learn More
Cretan Feast at Blue Door
High Tea is served daily and you can select among a collection of the finest teas (Early Grey, Darjeeling etc.) accompanied by delicious sandwiches & amazing sweets.Learn More
Your Epicurean Journey
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Meet Joanna Yee
Jo Yee is a food and travel photographer based in London.
The Epicurean Explorer
She has a penchant for intriguing food stories which has taken her across the globe to countries including New Zealand, Morocco, Spain, the Czech Republic and more recently Greece. In addition to photography she enjoys cooking and writing for her blog candids by Jo.Learn More