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The new look in Crete

Crete is the largest and most populous of the Greek islands, the 88th largest island in the world and the fifth largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. Crete and a number of surrounding islands and islets constitute the region of Crete. Crete is a feast for the senses: wild natural beauty and thousands of years […]

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, […]

Handmade Miracle – Botanical Park of Crete

One of the seven world wonders is the Gardens of Semiramis, admired by Herodotus and known only from descriptions, and legends. Now we can safely say that they exist: you can really enjoy this fairy tale in the magical garden of the Botanical Park of Crete! It spreads over an area of about 49,5 acres […]

Lyrarakis, wine and Crete

«The sun drinks grapes, and we drink wine from grapes: we drink the sun!» I don’t remember who said this, but it was absolutely right… It penetrated all capillaries, warming and delighting: «Vidiano», «Muscat of Spina», «ZaZaZu». The main thing on all bottles were listed «Lyrarakis». This is the name of the winery, where they […]

«My big Greek wedding» in Crete

Summer is coming, which means that it is not only the time for tourists, but also for weddings. How does a wedding in Crete begins? Well, concerning relationships, marriage proposal, engagement – this is understandable, but before the wedding there is a preamble! So is the meaning of the Greek word progamos-πρόγαμος. The preamble is […]

Monasteries and holy places.

Christian shrines are the greatest pride and joy of the island. In Crete, Christianity was preached by the Apostle Paul with his disciple Titus in the Ist century. The latter became later the first bishop of the island. That is, the history of Christianity in Crete lasts two millennia. There are here many historical monuments […]

On the roads of Crete ! Let’s go!

How many paths run under the foot of a tourist on the blessed land of Crete! How many roads are calling him, promising impressions and adventures? No wonder that he gets confused. That’s good when the Cretans themselves offer already arranged routes. We continue to acquaint our readers with the routes on Crete as proposed […]

How can a buyer distinguish real olive oil from a surrogate product?

Panhellenic Confederation of Agricultural Co-Operative Unions PASEGES has published a small useful instruction for buyers. What kind of symbols can you see on the packaging of olive oil? Usually, manufacturers mix olive oil with cheaper sunflower oil of inferior quality in order to reduce the cost of the product and add dyes to give the […]

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