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Tsikoudia or Raki

Crete’s traditional alcoholic drink is tsikoudia or raki , as it is also known an alcoholic drink with a particular strong taste. It is produced locally from the distillation of grapes , through a complicated process.

Wherever you go in Crete , in towns, villages or even cities, locals will invite you to have a tsikoudia with them . Don’t reject it – for them it’s not just a drink. It is a sign of friendship and welcome . Try it !