Guinness record: the “map” of Crete was laid out from 32,000 pies

A huge map of Crete, consisting of 32,000 calicounias, traditional cheese and herb patties, was reproduced today at the Venetian port of Heraklion.

This is a private IEK initiative with the participation of many companies, as well as with the assistance of the Municipality of Heraklion and the Port Authority. With this achievement, according to ERT, Crete gets into the Guinness Book of Records – for creating a map from … local treats.


Calicunia – These are small pies with cheese or herbs that are associated with Crete, their main difference lies in the filling options and appearance.

In Chania we find savory calicinia filled with the local soft myzithra cheese or various herbs from the Cretan land (no cheese), and sweet calicinia filled with myzithra but with honey and cinnamon.

It is a special traditional delicacy served all over the island of Crete and throughout the prefecture of Chania, from popular restaurants to small mountain villages.

A ton of flour, a ton of myzithra, 400 kg of sugar, 230 eggs and a few kg of cinnamon went into the preparation of 32,000 calicunias. The treat has been prepared for the last two weeks, and general preparation for the record took six months.

A large crowd gathered at the site of the Guinness World Record “execution” to watch the process, during which all relevant sanitary measures were observed.

The 32,000 calicunias, immediately after the formation of the map of Crete, will be carefully collected and distributed among the structures and institutions in Heraklion. And of course, everyone present was not left without a treat.

Video. How to cook calicinia

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