Category: Events

War memory

“These people are my friends. Help them!” In Crete, as in Russia, the memory of wartime is sacred. The Cretan operation of 1941 went down in the history of World War II as an unprecedented feat of resilience: the island resisted the Nazi invasion longer than the rest of Greece—until June 1941, and not only […]

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To the Rhythm of Carnival

The noisy New Year celebrations have passed, but throughout January people continue to cut New Year’s cakes in large and small companies in Crete; and the next holiday is already in sight on the horizon–the February Carnival! Before Lent, you need to recharge your: the noisy whirlwind of carnival events occupy cities and villages, the […]

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Visit Feast of Cretan cuisine

The municipality of Heraklion invites you to an interesting gastronomic event—the Cretan cuisine festival 2019 in Heraklion. The festival will be held from Thursday, 26th to Sunday, September 29th at the Old Vegetable Market. Last Cretan Cuisine Festival 2018 in Heraklion, held in October at the Venetian port of the island’s capital, provided a good […]

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Bullfighting in Archanes

Not far from Heraklion, in the settlement of Archanes, there is the Cretan Thematic Park. Happy is the tourist visiting a Minoan Wine Festival presentation. Russians, influenced by the “Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece” have often no idea that before the Achaeans on Crete lived their predecessors―the Minoans whose culture and language was very […]

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A Master whom a piece of wood uncovers its life

Of course, you remember Pan with a pipe, the charmer nymphs ― the naiads, the Nereides―from the myths of ancient Greece. In perceptions of the ancient Greeks, the sea, the forest, the mountains were inhabited by beings that looked like people, and in each tree or stone was hidden its own peculiar life. A Master, […]

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Festival of Cretan Cuisine

Each region of Crete and each village have unique recipes and secrets passed down from generation to generation. In 2013 Lena Igemenaki decided to organize an annual festival of Cretan cuisine, where all participants will present dishes prepared according to old recipes of their area, in order not to lose these local special recipes forever, […]

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Smoking will become more difficult

The Greek State Council promulgated in March of this year a decision to ban smoking in casinos and entertainment establishments of more than 300 square meters, repealing the previous law. The previous law, adopted at the ministerial level in 2011, prohibited smoking in shops and medical areas, but relieved casinos and large entertainment centers with […]

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Cretan Olive Oil Competition

The Fifth Cretan Olive Oil Producers Competition was held several days in March of this year in the city of Rethymno. The competition ended on March 24 with awarding the winners at a special ceremony at the Sentido Pearl Beach Hotel. In total, 96 varieties of Cretan oil took part in the competition; one manufacturer […]

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