Category: Events

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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Easter in Crete

Despite the Greeks celebrate Christmas together with Catholics on December 25; the date of Orthodox Easter always coincides in Russia and in Greece. Why? The fact is that all the non-moving holidays (every year celebrated on the same days) are celebrated by the Greek Orthodox Church according to the new Gregorian calendar and the other […]

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Carnival in Rethymno – Cretan madness

The spirit of Venice in Rethymnon One of the most picturesque corners of Crete invites to join the colorful celebration in the days before the Great Lent. The festival in Rethymnon, in its scope, firmly occupies range 2 in Greece, and, according to the Venetian color and dedication of inhabitants during their preparations, it certainly […]

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Father Christmas or Russian Santa Claus?

For most Russians, New Year is associated with the Christmas tree, gifts and the smell of tangerines. And what if you go to celebrate the New Year in Greece, on Crete? How are they with the trees, citrus and champagne? It should be said that even before the New Year, the Greeks, together with the […]

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Welcome to Minsk!

Belarusian & European & Mediterranean food In the cafe “My Dear” you will be sure that you will not go hungry. Variety of Belarusian and European cuisine. Everything is cooked by hand and with a soul. Mushroom soup in bread; whole pork ears, baked with mashed potatoes under mushroom sauce, Dziarunburger, pans «Meat abundance» and […]

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Easter, Spring, Crete

Tourists who whish to visit Crete in the spring often ask what time is better for it. There are many answers, but we recommend the week of Orthodox Easter bringing unforgettable impressions about the real life of the island and Greeks. Easter in Greece is one of the most important religious holidays, therefore it is […]

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Carnival in Rethymno – madness in greekness

Annually between January and March, the Rethymnon town holds a carnival which lasts for almost a month. Every year the theme of the event is different. The carnival begins in a very traditional way: a town crier tells people where the festival will take place. The carnival is accompanied by lots of parties such as […]

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