The present study aimed to estimate current nutrient intake levels and food group consumption patterns in Greece using cut-off levels derived from the results of dietary recall interviews with 470 Cretan adults. It was found that the present-day Greek diet contains, in the main, adequate levels of fibre. In comparison with the traditional diet, however, the levels of saturated fat in the diet have greatly increased, particularly in younger adults. An association was found between low fruit and vegetable and low fibre intake and a fat intake that was mainly in the form of saturated fat, this being particularly evident in female subjects. Given the wide availability of olive oil, fish, fresh fruit and vegetables in Greece, the development of national dietary guidelines would be of great potential benefit, particularly to the younger generations.