... in a tomato-based sauce and anthotyro, a salty local goat cheese, similar to Italian ricotta salata when grated. The pasta was a Heraklion specialty, similar to something we had in Southern Italy last summer but better, a bit like a miniature baguette in shape. The goat was melt-in-your-mouth tender, the sauce was fabulous, and the pasta deliciously al dente - this was on par with some of the finest pasta you would find anywhere in Italy.
Greek Sicily September 5th 2013 Geo: 35.2711, 25.1231Something terrible happened today as we took an evening stroll through Herkalion, the capital of Greece's largest island, Crete. It's not known as being the best that Crete has to offer tourists as it's considered by many to simply be a dirty, overcrowded transport hub, but after arriving by ferry from Santorini in the early evening, there was a familiar feeling ... read more
Europe » Greece » Crete » Heraklion Greece achieved its independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1829. During the second half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century, it gradually added neighboring islands and territories, most with Greek-speaking populations. In Worl... ... read more