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Bon Appétit: the top 7 foodie destinations

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Crete, Greece

One of the Greek islands mentioned by Homer in The Odyssey, Crete has lured countless sailors to its ancient shores. The food here is famed for being wholesome and healthy; isolated from the rest of Europe, Cretans make good use of home grown produce. The tomatoes are renowned for being particularly flavoursome and certain cheeses produced on the island are impossible to procure elsewhere in Greece. The green vegetables grown here are said to be loaded with vitamins and minerals and are rated more highly than meat, so actually cost more to buy. Though Cretans favour a more simple cuisine, the flavour of the ingredients makes their diet noteworthy.

Speciality dish: Little pies, stuffed with melted goats' cheese, zucchini and flavoured with fresh mint are a speciality. The dessert version is filled with vanilla and honey, spiced with cinnamon and tangy lemon rind.

Where to eat: The harbour of Agios Nikolaos is strewn with typical Greek taverns. The local favourite is EMBASSY where you can watch the catch of the day being grilled on an open barbecue in the garden.

How to visit by superyacht: Agios Nikolaos Marina in eastern Crete offers berths for superyachts up to 70 metres.

Picture courtesy of Shutterstock.com / Georgios Tsichlis

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