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  • The traditional summer feasts (panigiria) of Crete
    Summer in Crete is the perfect time to have fun the Cretan way, as the traditional feasts that take place throughout the summer (and especially in August) are literally countless! Known as “Panigiria” or “glentia” in Greek, traditional feasts in Crete translate to live traditional
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  • 5 beaches in Crete you must visit
    The beach of Fodele Beach will offer you all that you’d expect during your vacations: relaxation and suntanning on the beach beds, swimming, beach sports. But if you want to explore more, the island of Crete is big enough to offer a variety of beaches for every taste: from exotic sandy beaches with palm
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  • Arkadi Monastery, a European Freedom Monument
    Set in the lovely Cretan countryside, Arkadi Monastery is a must-see monument of the island with an impressive baroque architecture and an even more impressive history. Located about 23km from the city of Rethymno, it makes an ideal day trip from Fodele Beach and can be combined with a visit to nearby
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  • Orange Festival in Fodele
    One of the most interesting culinary festivals in Crete takes place every spring in Fodele, celebrating the region’s most distinguished product: oranges! Taste unique Cretan recipes, experience a local feast with traditional music and dances, kid-friendly activities, an open-air market, and be amazed by
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  • Easter for Foodies at Fodele Beach
    Easter is an exceptionally beautiful time to be in Crete, as the weather is perfect and nature is blooming. It is also the best time to try unique Cretan delicacies, some prepared exclusively for Easter festivities. Easter season presents some gastronomical contrasts, as the Holy Week is a feast of
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  • Carnival Traditions in Crete
    Carnival traditions in Crete have deep roots in antiquity and are associated with myths and folk stories, ancient customs of fertility, the “awakening” of nature, the intoxicating effect of spring and -of course- wine that pours generously in all carnival events on the island, to honor the legacy of god
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  • Exploring Margarites Village’s Ceramics Traditions
    Situated in the foothills beneath Mt. Psiloritis, Margarites is a picturesque village notorious for its pottery tradition. Just 27 kilometers east of Rethymno, this charming traditional hamlet near Ancient Eleftherna is also known for its windy streets and architecture. One of four main traditional
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  • 5 Cretan Dishes You Must Taste While in Crete
    The Cretan cuisine is all about nature as the foundation of fantastic gastronomy. The strength of this world-famous culinary choice lies in the freshness and organic quality of the food on the island. Much has been researched and written to classify and describe the Cretan diet but, in the end, tasting
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