Paximadi islands and paximadi bread.
Off the shore of Heraklion are two small islands. These islands are uninhabited and are called Paximadi islands.
Besides the Paximadi islands there is also Paximadi bread on Crete. This is genuine cretan bread and comes from the time where each village had only one communal oven and therefore there was no time to bake fresh bread daily. A part of the bread was baked extra hard, to prolong the life span.
Nowadays Paximadi bread is a kind of biscuit that the Cretan softens with water and olive oil. It’s consumed a lot in combination with goat cheese, tomato and salt. The bread can be kept for one year.