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The Greek Ouzo!

One of the most traditional alcoholic beverage in Greece and one of the most beloved of Greeks!

greek ouzo

It can be found in nearly all cities, towns, and villages and mainly it served with “mezedes” (the Greek version of tapas) such as octopus, salad, stuffed grape leaves, calamari, fried zucchini, croquettes and it is only made in Greece!

An extremely familiar image for the Greeks, it is a table by the sea with ouzo and mezedes!

ouzo by the sea

If you’re a fan of Italian Sambuca or French Pastis you’ll love ouzo!

Ouzo production begins with distillation in copper stills.

Anise is added, sometimes with other flavorings such as star anise or mastic. Like any other anise-flavored spirit, if you add a little water to ouzo, it’ll get milky. So place one or two ice cubes in a small glass. Pour a small amount of ouzo over the ice and enjoy!

You can also mix ouzo in cocktails! Some good flavors to mix ouzo with are citrus juices, cranberry juice, banana, and mint!

Try some experimentation or take a look to our suggestion below:


  • 2 ounces ouzo
  • 4 fresh mint leaves
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Soda water
  • Orange slices, for garnish


Place the ouzo, mint and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain over ice and top with soda water. Garnish with an orange slice and serve.

Visit our e-shop and explore your ouzo selections!


A special “lamb” of Crete, the Andikristo!

A genuine Cretan recipe, of the shepherds in the mountainous locations of Crete, characterizes the entire island.

A deep tradition of Cretan cuisine with minimal ingredients and incredible taste

Cut the lamb into four pieces and without unnecessary spices, just salt and pepper, each one is passed on a pointed stick.

Then the coals are lit, and the improvised wooden spits are placed on opposite sides, and not on top of the fire. Distance from fire and air will give the desired effect!

It is the food of feasts and joy and of course you will find it in most restaurants in Crete!

Enjoy this recipe (upon order) and many more traditional recipes of Crete, in our tavern!

Contact us: 00302810821050 & info@arolithos.com

The traditional restaurant “Delphys”

Who doesn’t dream of a beautiful environment and good food, to enjoy their company, and good wine?

For years now, in one of the corners of Arolithos, the traditional village, and in a green environment, the “Delphys” tavern has been located!

A paradise just 11 kilometers from the city of Heraklion, it is an ideal choice to discover the local flavors, the local ingredients, and the traditional gastronomy of the area!

Outside, under the shade of the trees, which offer the necessary shade and coolness, the tables with a view of Heraklion will compensate you! The family and welcoming atmosphere, combined with the friendly staff, add additional positive elements!

Our tavern is a complete proposal for families and not only! A combination of swimming in our pool, with food or a refreshing drink will be the great choice!

We are at your disposal for anything you need! We are waiting for you safely in our village!

Contact: 2810821050 and info@arolithos.com

Petimezi- The Greek Grape Syrup!

Cretan Petimezi (molasses) is the greek grape syrupmade with local grapemust, full of iron and calcium!

This is the world’s oldest natural sweetener, a nutritious and healthier alternative to refined sugar… Use it for sweet and savoury dishes… in sauces, as a topping for pancakes , in cooking and pastry making..!


Now it’s time to find this perfect product via our eshop : www.cretaneshop.gr

09 & 10 Απρίλη οι νέες μουσικές μας εκδηλώσεις

Ο Απρίλης ξεκινάει δυναμικά, ο καιρός μας ευνοεί και η διάθεση μας ήδη έχει πάρει την ανοιξιάτικη της διάθεση!

Έτσι και εμείς με όρεξη για διασκέδαση για γνήσια κρητικά γλέντια σας έχουμε δυο υπέροχες προτάσεις!

Σάββατο 09.04.2022
Κυριακή 10.04.2022 (μεσημέρι)

Σάββατο βράδυ και Κυριακή μεσημέρι σας περιμένουμε στο χωριό μας και την ταβέρνα «Δελφύς», να γιορτάσουμε παρέα!

Επικοινωνήστε μαζί μας: 2810821050 & info@arolithos.com

Let’s draw us!

Every time a guest “feed” us with a comment, a smile or a drawing, one of our most important goals is achieved!

Loyalty to our guests returns to us, in the most beautiful way. Our aim is to provide an integrated experience (cultural, social, taste) to every visitor who trusts us…

And in this case, we have done it well! Thank you, Anita for your wonderful work.

Anita’s drawing

* A wonderful “capture” of our swimming pool

The benefits of using real natural soap!

The best soap for our skin and our planet is a handmade all natural cold process soap bar based on pure or organic certified oils. Once you’ve tried one of these lathery treasures, you’ll never again be satisfied with commercial “detergent“ soap bars!

With handmade soaps, just like with commercially manufactured bars, you always need to read the labels. You want to find soaps that use balanced combinations of pure and organic oils. Avoid any bars that use artificial colors or fragrances. These are synthetic chemicals and you don’t want them onto your skin or going down your drain. If you want a colored or scented soap bar, look for the ones that use only essential oils, natural extracts and natural colorants.

Handmade soaps

Handmade soaps

A handmade soap contains only the ingredients that they need—no extra preservatives that liquid body washes or commercial bar “soaps” require to increase their shelf life to years, and no foam boosters to make them lather.

Natural soaps contain:

  • no synthetic ingredients
  • no artificial fragrances or perfumes
  • no artificial colors
  • no detergents
  • no synthetic preservatives
handmade soap

handmade soap

Some people with sensitive skin really do not have sensitive skin at all.

Their skin is simply reacting to some chemical irritant in their soap or other skincare product. Simple natural soaps tend to be more soothing for many skin types.

Everyone wants healthy skin and your skin is not a fan of synthetic chemicals. If you struggle to find a soap that does not irritate your skin, switching to the daily use of a simple natural soap is an easy place to start. Your skin can tell the difference.

Natural soaps are really soap. The recipes use sustainable, environmentally friendly natural and organic ingredients in an age-old process to produce a great lathering mild soap that promotes healthy skin.

Get the best handmade and scented soaps via our eshop: www.cretaneshop.gr


«The beautiful Crete» Our traditional coffee house!

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!

The beautiful Crete
The beautiful Crete
baking in 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!

coffeehouse square
The desserts

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


Ο Μιχάλης Κουνάλης & οι συνεργάτες του στον Αρόλιθο!

Οι βραδιές του Αυγούστου έχουν μια ομορφιά παραπάνω, έτσι δεν είναι; Λίγο το αεράκι, λίγο το καλοκαιράκι, όλοι ψάχνουμε τρόπο να τις περάσουμε όσο το δυνατό καλύτερα!

Εμείς σας έχουμε τις καλύτερες προτάσεις γι αυτές τις υπέροχες Αυγουστιάτικες βραδιές!

03 Αυγούστου 2021

03 Αυγούστου 2021

Την Τρίτη στις 03 του Αυγούστου στο χωριό μας θα βρίσκεται ο σπουδαίος μουσικός Μιχάλης Κουνάλης και φυσικά θα τον πλαισιώνουν καταξιωμένοι μουσικοί!

Νιώστε απόλυτα ασφαλείς να διασκεδάσετε σε ένα εξωτερικό χώρο, μέσα στη φύση Εναρμονισμένοι πάντα με τις ανάγκες των καιρών, η δική σας ασφάλεια αλλά και του προσωπικού μας, είναι προτεραιότητα μας! 

Για κρατήσεις και πληροφορίες καλέστε στο: 2810821050 & info@arolithos.com

Ξανά κοντά μας οι Νίκος Τζουλιαδάκης & Νικόλας Καράτζης!

Ωραίες μουσικές, ωραίοι άνθρωποι και ένα πανέμορφο περιβάλλον μέσα στη φύση και το πράσινο!

Δευτέρα 02 Αυγούστου

Δευτέρα 02 Αυγούστου

Δευτέρα 02 Αυγούστου όλοι στον Αρόλιθο! Οι Νίκος Τζουλιαδάκης & Νικόλας Καράτζης μαζί μας!

Εναρμονισμένοι πάντα με τις ανάγκες των καιρών, η δική σας ασφάλεια αλλά και του προσωπικού μας, είναι προτεραιότητα μας! Νιώστε απόλυτα ασφαλείς να διασκεδάσετε σε ένα εξωτερικό χώρο, μέσα στη φύση!

Για κρατήσεις και πληροφορίες καλέστε στο: 2810821050 & info@arolithos.com