One of the best dishes the Cretans taught us! They told me in Chania that the dakos is the (former) food of the poor, at the time they ate the rest of the dry bread and were not tossed, as some others do today.

What else did the house in Crete have? Cheese, tomatoes from the vegetable garden, oregano and olives for the more ... gourmet. Dish ready!

Recipe ingredients:

  • 1 double crab
  • 2 - 3 large ripe tomatoes
  • 3 - 4 boxes. soup. olive oil
  • 2 boxes soup grated feta cheese or curd
  • 1/2 tsp. oregano
  • salt
  • optional olives and capers


Wet the crab with a little water.
Chop the tomato or pass it to the grater.
Sprinkle the crab with half olive oil and a little salt.
Put the tomato on top leaving a gap in the center to put the slice or cheese.
Sprinkle with salt and oregano.
Sprinkle with remaining olive oil and serve.

The Dakos can serve as a main dish. It has all the essentials of a full meal and does not need any extra food. Accompany Dakos with a glass of white wine and relax enjoying the view up to the beach of Stavros, from the balcony of Lotos Luxury Apartments