Caldera Beach, Gerani, Crete

I just returned from the season opening at the Atlantica Caldera Beach resort. The resort is about 1/2 an hour from Chania airport in the town of Gerani in Crete, this beach front resort has everything you need to get away from the rat race, Caldera Beach is specially designed for family's and children without forgetting the adults.

I call it pigs eye, I don't know the real name but they grow abundantly along the sandy foreshore adding splashes of colour and contrasts to the well manicured garden.    

Colour and sunshine is abundant even early in the season on Crete. These sweet peppers look hot, spicy and intimidating peppers are an integral part of the local cuisine, stuffed, sliced, diced, fried and any which way you can think, they're from our farm I was told, how lokal is that.

These little cabbage rolls were so good i ate half of them before taking the picture, I winder how many cultures claim dolmardes ar their own, for us in Sweden we think of them as ours. These mini rice filled Greek cabbage rolls were fantastic, they're served as a small starter in Caldera Beach's traditional Tavern By The Sea restaurant.   

Fava bean puree, tsatsiki, beets in yoghurt, taramasalata, and tuna dip
a little welcome starter also from Tavern By The sea, great to share and and enjoy an aperitif with as you watch the resort slow down into holiday mode.  

Home made traditional filo pastry desserts, I took mine straight from the baking tray, some may think they're a little sweet, but who can resist them

No visit is complete without a group photo, I was running late for my airport connection and I could only manage to get a hold of George, Sorry for those who missed the photo, Have a great summer and I know every one who visits Caldera Beach during the 2015 season will enjoy their hospitality as much as I did, even though I was working.


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