Friday, 13 April 2012

Ta Aptera Taberna - Recommended whilst staying in Crete

The menu we've never used!
Ta Aptera is, according to our family, the best restaurant we have found so far.  It is a little gem, up in the mountains, around 20 mins from the Villa.  It is very close to the Aptera Ruins, which I will blog about seperately, so it can be visited in conjunction with that day out, or independently if ruins aren't your thing! 

Ta Aptera is run by Chris, an extremely entertaining lady who is the most marvelous cook!  Here you can taste traditional Cretan dishes like no other; Briam, Boureki, spinach pie and her garlic and beetroot is amazing.  All the food is cooked fresh and I recommend you go from the chalked specials board and don't even bother with the menu.  The kids generally eat the meatballs, also on the Specials!  Below are a few pics to whet your appetite!

Garlic and Beetroot in oil, simples



Greek salad

The specials board