Morning market in Moires

I visited Moires market on my first ever trip to Crete, probably over twenty years ago. It sounds like it is still the same, and that is a good thing. I’m reblogging this post to tempt other people away from the touristy north coast. X


My third Saturday here, and I finally plucked up the courage to head to Moires for the busy, bustling Saturday market. Me and my mum headed into the centre of the town at about 10.30, plenty of time for the serious market-goers to have bagged their bargains and headed home, leaving us free to leisurely browse the stalls.

I parked on a side street, and we walked up to the main road (incidentally, where our favourite coffee shop is) and wandered along in the gorgeous sunshine. The market doesn’t particularly look like much, but there was a real buzz in the air, and some gorgeous produce on sale. I’m sure most of the stalls were being run by families that just grew too much so they head up to the market to sell their extra. I don’t think they are all farmers. But everything looked delicious.

The only thing that…

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