Traditional Cretan Dakos

traditional cretan dakos

Hi all!!!

May is here and the temperature is rising, so this post is about a delicious and refreshing appetizer; the one and only Traditional Cretan Dakos (or Ntakos). It is a popular Greek dish, also known as koukouvayia and it is a simple meze that will accompany your ouzo or tsipouro!

traditional cretan dakos

Simplicity is what this food is about! Fresh, vegetarian, light and, above all, yummy. This dish can be enjoyed on its own, as a light lunch or can be part of a feast that your guests can dig in and love you forever 🙂

The secret of success for this amazing appetizer is to use juicy tomatoes, proper feta cheese and good quality olive oil.

traditional cretan dakos

Here is what you need to get, so you can make it yourself!!

traditional cretan dakos


  • rounds rusks
  • tomatoes
  • feta cheese
  • olive oil
  • olives
  • oregano

traditional cretan dakos


  1. Moisten the rusks with some water and drizzle with olive oil.
  2. Cut the tomatoes in cubes and put on top of the rusks
  3. Crumble the feta cheese on top
  4. add olives  and oregano
  5. Drizzle with more olive oil

** For the best experience, accompany with ouzo or tsipouro 🙂

traditional cretan dakos

Enjoy and impress your family and friends with this simple but delicious dish! If you can’t find any round rusks, then use a french baguette and cut slices. This way, you can make small bruschettas, which can be perfect for a summer party!!

traditional cretan dakos

Eat and enjoy 🙂

Demi x



5 Replies to “Traditional Cretan Dakos”

  1. These sound yummy! 🙂

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

    1. Thank you Jessica!!! You should try them; they are simple and delicious 🙂

  2. Ah, Demi, My mouth is watering over here! Looks delicious! Pinned to share!

  3. like Sara...but with a d says: Reply

    Feta and olives. That is pretty much all I need in my life 🙂

    1. You are my kind of girl, Dara!!! Thank you so much for stopping by 🙂

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