Like a step back in time, Mouries offers a snapshot of a traditional Crete. In a space styled as a domestic courtyard, where oversized stone pots, copious mulberry trees, and an abundance of plants take centre stage, Mouries pays homage to Crete’s most time-honored recipes via Chef Lefteris Iliadis’ authentic menu.
In alignment with the Cretan diet, where greens and vegetables, wild herbs, high quality meat and seafood, and olive oil are revered, dishes such are suitably honest and simple. This sees plates such as Xynochondros Cretan frumenty brought to life with seasonal vegetables picked from the hotel’s own garden, and a range of meats and fish cooked ‘parastia’ style over an open fire in Mouries’ central outdoor kitchen island which, true to authenticity, fully operates without the use of electricity, relying solely on an outdoor stone oven and grill to prepare dishes.
19:00 – 21:30
In the outdoor space of Mouries, styled as a domestic courtyard, where oversized stone pots, copious mulberry trees, and an abundance of plants take centre stage, guests will enjoy breakfast as if they are invited at a private home. A selection of artisanal products and delicious breakfast favorites are presented on a Cretan table, including Cretan mountain honey; regional cold cuts; famous Cretan gruyere cheese, spoon sweets & grape must jelly, local bananas from Malia and figs, freshly-squeezed juices & oven-baked bread and of course the famous Greek coffee brewed in “hovoli”. The seasonally curated menu is prepared by our Chef Lefteris Iliadis, at the restaurant’s open kitchen, allowing cheerful interaction with our guests, and features some of the island’s most celebrated recipes, like the delicious Cretan cheese pie!
Cretan Soul Event
The restaurant also plays host to one of the hotel’s standout activities — Cretan Soul; an immersive
group cooking lesson where guests are invited to prepare and enjoy Cretan dishes made with
ingredients hand-picked from the hotel’s gardens. Indigenous wine and olive oil tastings are also
held at Mouries, further cementing the restaurant’s standing as the hotel’s most authentically Cretan venue.