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Vegetables in the oven-The Greek tourlou

A wonderful summer food, with fresh vegetables that is now their season! With good ingredients and good Greek olive oil, our recipe takes off! Let’s see what we will need…

Greek tourlou

Greek tourlou

We will need:

4 aubergines

4 zucchini

2 green peppers

3 carrots

3 medium potatoes

2 ripe tomatoes

1⁄2 box of concentrated tomato juice

2 medium onions

chopped parsley

a teaspoon of olive oil

Execution:

Wash and dry the vegetables well. Slice the aubergines, zucchini, carrots, peppers and potatoes. Put all the ingredients in a large and deep pan. Preheat the oven for 10 minutes at 180C. Squeeze the tomatoes with a strainer. Drizzle the ingredients with the tomato juice, oil, 1 cup of water and the prepared tomato juice (you can add less at the beginning and add during cooking, depending on how red you want it). Add salt and pepper, parsley, a little oregano and mix. Bake at 200 degrees C for one and a half hours.

Bon Appetit!

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Delicious chicken legs with spices!

We have a delicious recipe for you, with few calories (it’s also summer after all) and a lot of flavor, since it is full of our favorite spices!

So…how do we make juicy chicken legs with spices? Here is the recipe!

Chicken recipe

Chicken recipe

Ingredients:

10 chicken legs

2 kg parsley

2 kg curry

2 kg garlic (powder)

1 1/2 kg salt

1 kg pepper

2 kg honey

1 tbsp  Greek olive oil

Execution:

Put all our ingredients in a pan and mix, make a mixture and spread on the booties. Bake at 250 ° C for 45-55 minutes. Garnish with a little lemon.

Bon Appetit!

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Delicious sardines in the oven with ouzo and tomato!

Today we present to you an eminently summer food, whose intense smells will keep you asking for more!

This is no other than our favorite sardines that, apart from its amazing taste, have many nutritional properties!

Add spices and ouzo and just love them!

Grilled sardines with ouzo and tomato

Sardines in the oven with ouzo

Sardines in the oven with ouzo

We will need:

Sardines 1 kg

Olive oil 5-6 tablespoons

2 tomatoes, peeled

Sweet paprika 1/2 teaspoon

Salt-pepper

Onion dried 1 1/2 sliced

Garlic 2 cloves, sliced

Ouzo 1/2 glass of wine

Parsley 1/2 bunch, chopped

Execution:

Clean the sardines, remove the heads, wash them, season with salt and drain.

Put the olive oil in a shallow pot to heat, add onion and garlic, sauté for a while and then add the paprika, pepper, salt, ouzo, peeled tomatoes and simmer for about 15 minutes.

Place the sardines in a baking pan, pour over the sauce and bake in the oven at 180 degrees for 15-20 minutes (depending on the oven). Towards the end sprinkle with the chopped parsley and they are ready to enjoy.

Bon Appetit!

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The greek Dakos

Dakos, also called koukouvagia or koukouvayia is one of the most popular mezedes of the island!

Dakos consists of a slice of cracked barley bread, called paximadi that is garnished with crushed or grated ripe tomato and crumbled feta and oregano.

Let’s prepare Dakos!

Greek Dakos

Greek Dakos

Ingredients

  • 4 large round rusks
  • 3 large mature tomatoes
  • 8 tbsps extra virgin olive oil
  • 150 g feta cheese
  • 10-15 black olives
  • oregano
  • salt

Instructions

  • Grate the tomatoes and drain all the liquids.
  • Pass the rusk under running water (very quickly) and place on a plate. Cretan rusks are very hard but you do not want to soften them too much. It should still be crunchy but easily breakable. Here you could add some salt.
  • Add about 1 tablespoon of olive oil and let it absorb. (Please note that here in Greece we often add much more olive oil, but this amount works fine).
  • Spoon the tomato on top, covering the whole rusk and then add the crumbled cheese.
  • Drizzle with another teaspoon of olive oil, some olives and oregano.

Bon Appétit!

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Traditional coffee shop «Η ωραία Κρήτη» in Arolithos Village!

A historical retrospect!

The traditional Greek coffee shop is an old institution of the Greek society. At first, it was dedicated almost exclusively to men. It is a place of gathering for card games, sports and politics talk and of course, tasting Greek coffee, handmade sweets and tasty appetizers to accompany your wine and raki.

A loud and alive place, where everything is in movement, noise from chatting and disagreements, but also a place to reminisce about the old times.

Our coffee shop during the winter!

Our coffee house

Our coffee house

«In our village’s coffee shop, with the wood burning stove, the traditional delights, the sweet smelling coffee and the daily chats…»

….are certainly vivid images for the elders and stories for the younger and it describes perfectly our own little coffee shop «Η ωραία Κρήτη».

Wooden chairs and corresponding tables, heat from the stove, sweet and salty tastes for merrymakers «μερακλήδες» as we call them. The complimentary food and drinks of our menu are made with pure ingredients and always served with a smile at exceptionally low prices!

…and during the summer

The same warm and quaint atmosphere, is maintained during the summer as well, where we transfer in the coffee shop’s patio. The briskness and the shadow offered by the trees in combination with the calm and the sounds of nature, constitute Arolithos the ideal countryside getaway, where the visitors can enjoy their favorite beverage along with local handmade products!

Coffehouse "Η ωραία Κρήτη"

Coffehouse «Η ωραία Κρήτη»

Homemade dessert

Homemade dessert

Business Hours

November-April: Monday-Wednesday-Friday-Saturday-Sunday: 08:00-24:00 & Tuesday-Thursday: 08:00-16:00

May-October: Everyday 08:00-16:00

What else can I do in Arolithos?

Combine your coffee stroll with a nice walk in our scenic pathways, pay a visit in our Agricultural Museum, as well as, the traditional workshops!

For any information contact us: 00302810821050 & info@arolithos.com

Website: www.arolithos.com

 

 

Greek Coffee!

A cup of coffee is a daily ritual for most of us. Those who love coffee can not start the day without it. He is known for the particular method of manufacture and delivery of serving. Makes it easy to chat and some would even say that a cup of coffee accompanies any gossip!

Greek  delight enhances the whole experience an excellent feeling: Hot coffee with thick cream, some greek delight and our bodies refreshed!

Ελληνικός καφές & Λουκούμι

Ελληνικός καφές & Λουκούμι

The sweet taste of loukoumi makes contrast with the bitter taste of coffee – and this is especially important for those who drink their coffee without sugar!

Water is important customary to serve coffee with a glass of water. Have you ever wondered why? Drinking water before coffee helps your taste buds to feel the real taste of coffee and drinking water after helps you rinse your throat from any traces of sediment.

One by one the steps for a delicious Greek!

coffee production

coffee production

1. Take a clean and dry coffee pot with a dry throat. Fill the pot with so many cups of water (preferably lukewarm) and those coffees that we want to build.
2. With the special spoon put a spoonful Loumidis for every cup of sugar and as much desire.
3. Then place the pot on medium fire center to heat the entire pot and stir slowly until dissolved coffee and sugar (attention after this point should not mix the coffee again).
4. Once the coffee begins to inflate, to remove the fire and hit the pot 2-3 times light in the counter. Then bloated coffee settles for a while.
5. Return the pot immediately on the fire and when the coffee begins to inflate again, to remove from fire, wait a few seconds and slowly we serve the classic cup of Greek coffee.
 
Variations of Greek coffee …

This is the usual Greek coffee, and are some of the best known «variations» of:

Meraklidikos : heavy 2-3 tablespoons
Light: 1/2 – 1 tablespoon
sweet: 2-4 tablespoons sugar
Medium: 1 tablespoon sugar
Yes-No: 1/2 tablespoon sugar
Heavy sweet : three scoops of coffee and sugar
Glyky boiled: 2 tablespoons sugar

Get a good blend of Greek coffee here  and of course our wonderful delights here and let yourself be spoiled!

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