The unique Mediterranean diet is highly nutritious. Local extra virgin olive oil, fresh dairy products, freshly-picked herbal teas and grains with high nutritional value are consumed daily. In Crete, breakfast time is the ideal opportunity for Greek families to say "Kalimera" (Good morning) and treat neighbours to baked pies or tasty home-dried figs and spread Nutella® on the warm, handmade, crispy "horiatiko" bread.
The Cretans can't resist mixing the sweet flavour of Nutella® with the salty flavour of the local dairy pies. Fruits accompany all meals, especially in the morning and often come in the form of warm apple and pear pies or compotes and smoothies with traditional thick Greek yogurts.