Ioannis Kyriakakis, Ta Meraklidika leaders stamp

For more than 25 years, Kyriakakis Family has been preparing with care, traditional, olive oil-based recipes from the Cretan cuisine. We have named our line of dishes “Meraklidika”, a Greek term that signifies something which is made with extra care and detail. It is a… family affair, a labor of love that combines our dietary traditions with contemporary food technology standards. The result is a certified, tradition-inspired line of dishes, you are more than certain to enjoy.


The Cretan diet is the leader of the Mediterranean diet.

Our company was founded in 1983 by the father of the family and started its activity in the field of product trade.

Our products are aimed at professionals in the food industry such as hotels, restaurants, taverns and they are also available in a selected range with the distinctive title “Ta Meraklidika”, in the supermarkets. We are currently making a range of Cretan and vegan products, the Greens and Yellows, and there is also a range of cheese pies, pies stuffed with mountain greens, pies from Sfakia and frozen pasta.

Each place is unique. It has its own people, it has its own tradition, it has its own climate and this is what every producer must focus on in order to make a difference and uniqueness in his products. And the goal of our work and company is to rely on those attributes and to create based on our tradition.

The Cretan diet is the leader and the base of the Mediterranean diet.

The producers along with the hoteliers can have a very good cooperation and both of them can get a very good result.

Gastronomic tourism is a guide and it can create great value for tourism in Greece and Crete.

A landmark moment for the company Ta Meraklidika by Kyriakakis Family, is when it chose to lay its own foundations and started its own production line.

My name is Ioannis Kyriakakis, sales manager at the company Ta Meraklidika by Kyriakakis Family.


  • Direction/Post Production: Panos Tsirozidis
  • Camera: Dimitris Zografakis
  • Production Co-ordination and Interview: DigitalWise – Niki Oikonomopoulou
  • Texts & subtitles: Niki Oikonomopoulou
  • Project Manager: Kyriaki Kostolidou

The interview took place in the context of the thematic presentations and actions implemented by, aiming to promote the image of Greece abroad, through the faces of charismatic Greeks who signify the outward-looking Greece.

We warmly thank Minos Beach art hotel for its kind hospitality and for its contribution to the video shootings.