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The Carnival of Rethymno

The Carnival of Rethymno, which has taken place for more than 100 years, is a cultural and creative institution constantly enriched and empowered by the municipality of Rethymno and the relevant associations. It occurs annually on the last Sunday of Carnival and thousands of visitors from Greece and abroad come to Rethymno in order to […]

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Aromatic plants and Herbs

Crete is a botanical paradise. This is no coincidence, but can be rather attributed to its long history and the richness of its landscape. On the one hand, we find large clusters of Alpine mountains, steep slopes, plateaus and forests; on the other hand there are beaches and seaside fertile plains, extensive olive groves and […]

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Wine

The Cretans traditionally accompany their meals or dinners with wine. Wine is a part of the people’s culture. They never drink alone, drinking is a way of socialising and making friends. They drink with their company, they laugh and talk. Modern wineries in Crete have made use of the traditional varieties of grapes and the […]

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Agia Pelagia… A village with 20 houses and 13 cauldrons

“Wine to gladden the heart of man”, is what ancient Greeks believed, and following the example of God Dionysus, they drank wine and surrendered themselves to joy and merriment. As the years went by, modern Greeks evolved the process and since the Turkish occupation times they have been making wine from grapes, and after that, […]

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Agios Ioannis

Το χωριό Άγιος Ιωάννης ο Καμένος βρίσκεται νότια της πόλης του Ρεθύμνου και ανήκει στο δήμο Αγίου Βασιλείου. Το χωριό βρίσκεται στην είσοδο του φαραγγιού του Κοτσυφού και στους πρόποδες του κατάφυτου Αρμού, σε μια ωραία τοποθεσία, μέσα σε ελαιώνες, αμπέλια και κήπους, σε υψόμετρο 460 μέτρων. Το χωριό δεν υπήρχε πάντα σ’ αυτόν τον […]

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