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François Régis Gaudry - Discovering Cretan Gastronomy

Throughout each captivating episode, Mr. Gaudry guided his audience on an exploration of authentic destinations in Rethymno Crete, connected to unforgettable taste experiences, all while emphasizing the importance of nature, the environment, and the region's unique local character.


At the heart of this remarkable endeavor was the harmonious partnership between the Primary and Tertiary Sectors in the region of Rethymno. Working hand in hand with local professionals, Mr. Gaudry experienced high-quality hospitality services, highlighting the seamless connection between nature and the warm hospitality of the locals.


With the involvement of local businesses, Mr. Gaudry's journey was an immersive experience, providing him with genuine encounters with the Cretan way of life, work, and, of course, food. As he ventured through Rethymno's picturesque landscapes, he comfortably became a real demonstrator of Rethymno's extraordinary identity throughout France.


The itinerary took Mr. Gaudry to a plethora of captivating locations, each offering a unique and unforgettable taste of Cretan culture and cuisine. At Grecotel's AGRECO farm, he indulged in handcrafted delicacies, savoring the true essence of Cretan agriculture. The Avli restaurant and Kapsaliana Village treated him to a feast of traditional Cretan flavors.


Prima Plora restaurant, the Traditional Workshop Phyllo Kadaifi, and visits to various wine producers and cheese dairies further enriched Mr. Gaudry's gastronomic adventure, showcasing the diversity and richness of Cretan cuisine.


Moreover, his exploration led him to Cretan Aroma and the Monastery of Agia Irini, where he gained insight into the orthodox monastic fasting tradition, deeply integral to the island's spiritual heritage.


The experiences and flavors that Mr. Gaudry grab during his time in Rethymno reached profoundly with his French audience. Through his show, he well presented the essence of Cretan gastronomy and tradition, emphasizing authenticity, local culture, and sustainable practices that underpin the region's culinary identity.

By promoting Cretan gastronomy, Mr. Gaudry not only brought appreciation and recognition to Rethymno's rich culinary heritage but also fostered a connection between people and the environment. His journalistic trip to Crete served as a beautiful ode to the beauty of tradition, the wonders of nature, and the captivating flavors that unite communities across borders.

Through French radio broadcasts, the magic of Crete's culinary world found its way into the hearts and kitchens of many French, igniting a passion for authentic, sustainable, and culturally-rich Cretan gastronomy. Mr. François Régis Gaudry's journey was truly a celebration of the culinary treasures that define the soul of Crete and its people.

City of Rethymno

You are invited to travel to areas, which are perhaps still unknown to the majority, and which are sometimes remote, but always magical and magnificent throughout the seasons. We recommend our visitors to see our picturesque villages through the eyes of the soul, try the Cretan cuisine, our wine and “tsikoudia”, participate in our revelries and festivities, but most importantly get to know our soul, our hospitality, the safe, untouched interior of the region, the other Rethymno.
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