Gastronomy

Unpretentiously authentic, our cuisine reflects what a holiday at The Vasilicos should feel like. 

Yannis, our in-house chef, designs his dishes based on the best of local, fresh produce, bringing cheeses and cured meats from the neighbouring islands of Crete and Naxos, and coaxing fishermen for their catch. Seasonal ingredients are used to create light mezze and salads, traditional Greek specials, vegetarian meals and delicious seafood dishes. Our sister winery Vassaltis Vineyards produces award winning Assyrtico wine, and we complement our wine list with other delicious – mostly Greek – wines. Do not leave without sampling the sweet vinsanto digestif theat usually signifies the end of the meal, along with a tiny piece of baklava, handmade by us, of course.

THE VASILICOS BREAKFAST

Literally “Vasilicos”- fit for a king- our breakfasts are served on your private terrace, as and when you want. Enjoy the best of Greece on English plates: yogurt, honey and aromatic summer fruits; pastries, breads and cereals; meats, cheeses… and the list goes on…

CALDERA CANDLELIGHT DINNER

After dusk, when the stars start twinkling, we will set up a private restaurant, just for two, on your terrace or in your suite. No menu; just you and the chef, and the best of the day’s market.

ROOM SERVICE

Our room service menu is carefully chosen to strike the perfect balance between the familiar and the Greek, the “must try” traditional delicacies and those all time classic pool-side dishes. Look out for the daily specials made to our grandmother’s recipes, or follow Yannis as he gets creative with the fantastic local produce. Kali orexi!!

COOKING CLASS

It is sad but true that most Greek grandmothers wouldn’t even tell their own daughters their precious secrets of what makes their moussaka so delicious. Which is why we are lucky to have Yannis instead!

YANNIS KOURTESIS

When Yannis cooks, it is with the passion of a man who would prefer to start a tomato salad from tomato seeds, and the flair of a person who has a vision. His private dinners are the cornerstone of a holiday at The Vasilicos; he brings to the handmade marble tables what the flickering candlelight brings to the heart.

KYRKOS ZISIS

Passionate about food and detail,Kyrkos fell in love with The Vasilicos when he first visited, in 2008. Since then, he has devoted time and heart guiding and advising us while creating a name of his own in renowned restaurants around the Mediterranean basin and beyond.

Unpretentiously authentic, our cuisine reflects what a holiday at The Vasilicos should feel like. Yannis, our in-house chef, designs his dishes based on the best of local, fresh produce, bringing cheeses and cured meats from the neighbouring islands of Crete and Naxos, and coaxing fishermen for their catch. Seasonal ingredients are used to create light mezze and salads, traditional Greek specials, vegetarian meals and delicious seafood dishes. Our sister winery Vassaltis Vineyards produces award winning Assyrtico wine, and we complement our wine list with other delicious – mostly Greek – wines. Do not leave without sampling the sweet vinsanto digestif theat usually signifies the end of the meal, along with a tiny piece of baklava, handmade by us, of course.

 

Little thank you presents for booking directly with us*:

  • Complimentary welcome and farewell transfers from/to port/airport
  • A complimentary wine tasting at our sister winery Vassaltis Vineyards, and a discount on any purchases
  • Early check-in (subject to availability)
  • 10% off late check-out (subject to availability)
  • Greater flexibility with reservation modifications (standard rate only)
  • *applicable for stays over 2 nights

Also, for payments via bank transfer
30 % discount on a Caldera Candlelight Dinner on your terrace (alcohol excluded)

*applicable for stays over 2 nights