Crete tourist guide

The best Polish website dedicated to the Greek island Crete and to a small extent of continental Greece. You will find useful information related to visiting Crete that goes beyond the offer of optional tours. On the website you will also find descriptions of the most interesting places that we visited by visiting this largest Greek island. The content complements the current news, photographs and recipes of Greek cuisine.

Giorgos Chatziparaschos - filo pastry master

For a good few decades, his everyday life is almost exactly the same as the previous ones. He gets up early in the morning, gets on his bike and travels through a thicket of narrow streets. At eight o'clock, he is almost ready to open his own inconspicuous plant located in the old part of the city of Rethymno. He dresses up in an apron and performs a well-known job for the next 12 hours.

Filo pastry master

Passion of work and taste

Many of you may say that it is boredom and routine, but these words would never appear on the lips of Giorgos Chatziparaschos. The word passion is definitely better suited to the work of this inconspicuous 82-year-old Cretan, which manifests itself in every movement and inconspicuous gesture made during the production of filo pastry.

Mr. Giorgos is one of the last producers of confectionery created on the basis of the hand-made filo pastry. Unfortunately, today its desserts have to compete with machine production, which is available at nearby prices in nearby tourist stores. The unique taste is however what makes tourists and local residents still come back here. If someone is looking for the original taste of traditional Cretan sweets, he should add a visit to the plant to his plans.

The dough has its own rules

The base of filo pastry consists of only three ingredients: water, flour and a bit of salt. The result of an infinite number of attempts is the proprietary recipe, in which the proportions of the ingredients and the way it is made is the family secret. However, as Mr. Giorgos says, not only is he a recipe for success: "The cake has its own rules" and their exploration requires many years of learning based on their own mistakes. It is worth mentioning that the filo pastry does not like high humidity, so Mr. Giorgos never works with him when it looks like rainy weather.

The magic of creating perfectly thin filo slices does not end, however, only at the stage of kneading dough. No less important and definitely more spectacular is the moment when the finished cake goes into the hands of Mr. Chatziparaschos. A few efficient moves turn them into a cake with the size of a large pizza, Still enlarged at last with a skilful throw on the table turns into a big inflated balloon. As in the picture illustrating this article. Now the process of gentle stretching of the dough takes place, which will eventually take the size of a large table located in the central part of the room.

It is among others this stage of creating filo lobbies attracts tourists. Sometimes you can meet even a dozen people here, who are amazed to see this unusual cheerleading which is made by the cake passing through the hands of Mr. Chatziparaschos. The second reason why you should look into this inconspicuous place is the opportunity to buy original fresh Greek sweets produced here from the filo pastry there, to which we strongly urge you on the basis of your own experience.

Filo pastry master

Business of three generations

It is also worth mentioning that this small plant is a real family business, in which three generations of the Chatziparaschos family meet together. Paraskevas son of Mr. Giorgos, who is an engineer by profession, will be the person who will replace him when he finally decides to retire. At the table where the filo is produced, you can also meet the youngest generation of the family, who in the holiday season is happy to help his grandfather and father. And all the work is done under the watchful eye of grandma Katerina, who for over 50 years is not only a life partner of Giorgos, but also a demanding business partner.

For now, the nestor of the family still does not think about rest and as he says: "I can not be away from my Kataifi" and filo. With a quiet giggle he also adds "What can I say, I love this job".

How to find

Finding this bet is not difficult, especially if you follow our tips. Crossing the gate of Megali Porta, go straight ahead walking Eth. Antistaseos (Εθνικής Αντιστάσεως), which is one of the main shopping streets of Rethymno. After reaching the Neratze mosque, turn left onto the small street of Emmanuel Vernadou (Εμμανουήλ Βερνάδου). Patisserie of the Chatziparaschos family is located on the left side of the street in a modest building number 34, which is only a few dozen meters from the main intersection. After visiting this unusual place, we encourage youYou can visit the nearby Folklore Museum, which we described in one of the earlier articles.

Filo pastry master

During the creation of our description, we used the interview of Marissa Tejad posted on .

Data publikacji:
Data modyfikacji:
Średnia: NAN
Liczba ocen: 0
  • 0.5
  • 1.0
  • 1.5
  • 2.0
  • 2.5
  • 3.0
  • 3.5
  • 4.0
  • 4.5
  • 5.0
Oceniłeś na:
Wszystkie treści i zdjęcia występujące w serwisie są naszą własnością.
Wykorzystanie ich w dowolnej formie wymaga pisemnej zgody autorów.


 Andrzej Nawojczyk
Andrzej Nawojczyk
2016-09-07 18:52:32

sprzed tygodnia :-)

 Andrzej Nawojczyk
Andrzej Nawojczyk
2016-09-07 18:53:20

 CRETE - Kreta
CRETE - Kreta
2016-09-07 20:18:26

Dzięki za te zdjęcia :) Fajne widzieć Giorgosa w dobrej kondycji :)

 Sylwia Machel-Pitura
Sylwia Machel-Pitura
2016-09-08 20:13:40

Ciasto filo....mhmmmm nie do podrobienia :)

Wypełnij poniższy formularz aby dodać komentarz

lub kliknij w poniższy link aby skorzystać z możliwosci komentowania przez facebooka:

Nazwa użytkownika:

Adres e-mail:



Przepisz kod z obrazka:
Kod obrazka

Wpisanie prawidowego kodu oznacza zgodę na przetwarzanie danych w celu wyświetlania komentarza.
Kontakt Administratorem Danych Osobowych zgromadzonych na stronie możliwy jest pod adresem mailowym [email protected]

Zapisz komentarz
Zapisz komentarz

Inne strony tej kategorii



Encouraging descriptions in guidebooks and the equally positive relationships we have encountered on the internet have made us, when we planned our first vacation in Crete, Kritsa was among those places that we had to see. When we reached the largest village of Crete, we were enchanted by its charming alleys and despite the strong southern sun, we were gladly wading through the thicket of narrow streets and narrow passages separating the next houses. Eventually, quite accidentally, we came to one of the central Kritsa squares, where the Nostimon store is located.

Estonatorio Chrisopigi

Estonatorio Chrisopigi

If anyone of you is looking for a good restaurant near Matala and Kalamaki, then we would like to recommend estiório Chrisopigi. Delicious Greek dishes served in an unusual way surrounded by a well-tended garden are the perfect end to the day. We recommend!

Hydria - the magic of ceramics (Υδρία)

Hydria - the magic of ceramics (Υδρία)

The Hydria pottery workshop in Asomatos is one of those special places where you can still see the Cretan craft. Stavros Kallonakis is handed out by unique ceramics with high quality and interesting patterns. We recommend!


Oliwa i kosmetyki organiczne Olivaloe

Najnowsze komentarze:

Roman Roman: Trzeba byc chamem zeby komus mowic co ma robić. Ich dom ich sprawa nie podoba sie to wybrac inny kierunek wakacji
Ewa Szumowska: W Polsce też tak powinno być bo trzeba być chamem żeby komuś dmuchać w twarz
Artur Nowak: To ich kraj i ich sprawa
Adaś Es: Mimo, że nie pale to jednak widząc pana z papierosem na stacji paliw wywierał na mojej twarzy uśmiech
Łukasz Polański: Wszędzie powinien wejść ten przepis, lato ciepło, sama przyjemność zjeść kolację czy obiad na świeżym powietrzu, ale się nie da bo Ci usiądzie obok dziad z baba co dosłownie palą na zmianę on kończy ona zaczyna i gdzie tu przyjemność z jedzenia w takich sytuacjach :/
Krzysztof Klamann: Grecy kochają palić, musiało boleć. Ale faktycznie jarają wszedzie I niepalacym trochę tam ciężko.
Mariola Dudzinska: W końcu coś się dzieje zakaz palenia
Anne Passera: Belle chapelle bien placée il faut la mériter pour y arriver
Joanna Tissaoui: To miejsce odmieniło moje zycie
Viola Viola Viola: 
Katarzyna Pakos: 
Edyta Szulik: Moje ukochane Georgioupolis
Magdalena Mk: Piękne miejsca w około jezioro słodkowodne i żółwie... Plaże piaszczyste..w drodzę na jeziorko piękne widoki....
Teresa Malada: Jeszcze tam wrócę.kocham to miasteczko
Teresa Malada: Cudowne miejsce.
Przemysław Przybylak: Byliśmy i polecam piękne miejsce jak i cała Kreta
Ola Grzelewska: Cudowne miejsce, droga do kapliczki pełna
Bo Kub: Super miejsce na odpoczynek
Marzanna Młynarczuk: Cudne miejsce... Byłam, widziałam
Jola Ostraszewska: Wrócę
Mirosława Nagła: Wspaniale miejsce, hardcorowa droga, cudowne wspomnienia❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Paweł Świecicki: Super miejsce
Paulina Zajkowska: Oj tak
Dorota Sikorska: Od przyszłego roku spędzam zimę na Krecie
gość PiotrWie: No to wygląda że w czasie wyjazdu w drugim i trzecim tygodniu maja plany chodzenia w Górach Białych trzeba będzie sobie darować - chyba że przyjdzie znaczne ocieplenie i duże deszcze w górach w marcu, ale to raczej mało prawdopodobne. (...)

Ciekawe miejsca na Krecie

CRETE Copyright © 2009-20 Linki | Kontakt