Welcome to a place that will make you turn back many years.The traditional restaurant "Metohi Vai " is located in a small traditional villagenext to the palm forest of Vai in eastern Crete. Built in the early 1700sand worked as a dependency of the Monastery Toplou serving the housing needsthose working in the fields and in the care of sheep of the monastery.Here they cooked that purest offered their land and groomed gardens.In the same area on the same land in the same gardens had the dream and passionto continue the tradition with the most pure and clean our region offers .Today, after the restoration which maintained all the architectural elementsthe rural Cretan village is able to continue a tradition of three hundred years.The traditional element is complemented by a family and friendly atmosphereideal to enjoy our excellent cuisine . Equipped with passion and lovethe traditional Cretan cuisine offers a tasty local delicaciesstarting from classic dishes until our specialty called "ofto"Our desire is to contribute to a healthy diet without compromisingin quality . Refer to the recipes of our grandmothers drawing healthy habitspast , thereby helping to maintain local food culture .The recipes are based on traditional local materials such as oil,native goats free range and variety of vegetabletake our place . All of this creates a riot of flavors that whoever triedwill remember forever. A small sample of our menu is the wide varietythe meat cooked on the grill and in the oven, stews,salads, appetizers, and seafood. Also you can enjoy thelocal wine Toplou are from organic farming and caring even todaythe monastery Toplou.