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knicks_fan87

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Seafood is popular all over Greece but snails are a Cretan staple that you usually don't find anywhere else in Greece. If you're able to find a good fish tavern, that's your best bet at getting the most fresh and delicious snails. Here are a few of my recommendations...

Ntounias
Vranas
Zeyfros
7 Thalasses

Enjoy!! :) Leave your reviews in the comments please!
 

ladytina

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Seafood is popular all over Greece but snails are a Cretan staple that you usually don't find anywhere else in Greece. If you're able to find a good fish tavern, that's your best bet at getting the most fresh and delicious snails. Here are a few of my recommendations...

Ntounias
Vranas
Zeyfros
7 Thalasses

Enjoy!! :) Leave your reviews in the comments please!
You're right, snails are everywhere on Crete. I was walking through a small village near Agios Nikolaos and watched a woman collecting snails. It had just rained. We went to speak with her and she was saying that both snails and the carob trees helped the Cretans prevent starvation during WWII. I will keep these recommendations in mind!
 
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dimi_pat

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You're right, snails are everywhere on Crete. I was walking through a small village near Agios Nikolaos and watched a woman collecting snails. It had just rained. We went to speak with her and she was saying that both snails and the carob trees helped the Cretans prevent starvation during WWII. I will keep these recommendations in mind!
Wow that's amazing! Greeks have been living off the land for so many years it's great to see that Cretans have kept up their traditions :)
 

k_tsoukalas

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Seafood is popular all over Greece but snails are a Cretan staple that you usually don't find anywhere else in Greece. If you're able to find a good fish tavern, that's your best bet at getting the most fresh and delicious snails. Here are a few of my recommendations...

Ntounias
Vranas
Zeyfros
7 Thalasses

Enjoy!! :) Leave your reviews in the comments please!
Snails are delicious. I don't have them nearly as often as I would like. I agree with you guys, it is wonderful to see the Cretans sticking to their traditions.
 

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