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Easter customs

Easter customs

Do only lichnarakia, anevata (i.e. traditional sweets with mizithra), Easter eggs and roasted lamb or antikristo (i.e. lamb cooked opposite the fire) define Easter…

Crete Culture
Custom of Klidonas

Custom of Klidonas

The custom of Klidonas is rooted from the ancient times and mentioned in various texts of the ancient historians. The word “Klidonas” came from the ancient word…

Crete Culture
Wedding's customs

Wedding's customs

The weddings in Crete are a very important event not only for the couple and their parents but also for the whole community. All the people take part in the joy…

Crete Culture
The Legend of the Minotaur

The Legend of the Minotaur

Knossos was the centre of one of the most potent ancient civilisation of the entire world. The king of this period, Minos gave his name to this civilisation. Minos…

Crete Cretography
The dialect of Crete

The dialect of Crete

The Cretan dialect includes words that came from and were influenced by the various nations inhabited in Crete that were adapted and changed in order to have the…

Crete Culture
Cretan Transfer Services

Cretan Transfer Services

Minivan Cretan Transfer Services is a company offering private - high quality transfers with mini van on the island of Crete, Greece. Our services include airport…

Heraklion Companies
Stavies

Stavies

Stavies, in the Gortyna municipality, is a settlement where many interesting cultural events are taken place in the summer. Stavies is 60 kilometers from Heraclion…

Heraklion Towns and villages
Sokaras

Sokaras

The picturesque village of Sokaras is 50 kilometers from Heraclion between olive trees and fertile vineyards and garden produce of the plain of Mesara. Places of…

Heraklion Towns and villages
Gergeri

Gergeri

Gergeri is a large village in the southern foot of Psiloreitis and is built between impressive and steep cliffs. The wonderful forest of Rouvas is above the village.…

Heraklion Towns and villages
Agios Thomas

Agios Thomas

Agios Thomas is a place with an imposing landscape, dense vegetation and a magnificent view. The carved winepresses, the Roman tombs, the Melissa fortress, the…

Heraklion Towns and villages
Damania

Damania

The small settlement of Damania is about 35 kilometers from Heraclion, built in the Southeastern sides of Ofis hummock and 420 meters above the sea level in the…

Heraklion Towns and villages
Gra Lygia

Gra Lygia

About 5 km west of Ierapetra and 39 km south of Agios Nikolaos, we find the seaside village of Gra Lygia, famous for the fertile valley in which locals grow in…

Lasithi Beaches Towns and villages
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