COFFEE (KAFE) - Unless you specify nescafe or nes you will be brought greek coffee which is served in small cups and is very thick. Plan to stop drinking two-thirds the way down the cup.
Either order it without sugarsketos, medium sweet metrios or sweet glykos FRAPPE - Iced coffee usually served without milk.
OUZO - A favourite apperitif with a strong aniseed flavour. Usually served with water or try it with Sprite.
RAKI - The local firewater, said to separate the men from the boys
METAXA - The greek brandy. Comes in 3, 5 or 7 star, 7 being the best quality. Slightly sweeter than other brandy.
WINE (KRASSI) - Though there are some pleasant wines, Crete is not for the wine connoisseur.
RETSINA - A resinated wine which is very dry. Try mixing it with lemonade.
VILLAGE WINE - From the barrel. It is very strong and tastes like sherry. It is sold by the kilo, a half kilo carafe is a half litre.
WHITE WINE - To suit the English palate try Cavaliere, Tsantali or Logari.
RED WINE - Again, for European palates try Achaia Claus, Cavaliere or Tsantali.
SWEET WINE - All the above are dry wines or demi-sec. For the sweet tooth try any Amigdalos.
BEER (BYRA) - Like the British lager, but beware, they are stronger, generally 5%.