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15 Wonderful Things To Do In Chania Crete This Summer

By Aliki Panagakou 

I have been living in Chania, Crete for the past six years, though originally from Athens, and I'm guilty as charged: I love it here!

As I stroll around the town of Chania, I admire its remarkable architecture -a magnificent lighthouse in the port, churches and houses in the Old Town, all reminding me of the city's multicultural identity; in fact, I often feel I have entered a time capsule, which takes me back to ancient times, through the Byzantine era and...

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Christmas Customs & Delicious Local Sweets!

You may not believe it, but Christmas is the second most important religious holiday in Greece, after Easter.

That doesn't mean that in Crete we don't celebrate this festivity as it deserves. Christmas is a great period to visit our lovely island.

It is usually celebrated with quiet church services, family gatherings, and Name Day parties.

Christmas in Greece is celebrated on December 25th, but presents are usually given to children on January 1st, St. Basil's Day (Agios...

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Taverna Psaropoula Is Our New Find - Koutsounari Beach Lasithi Crete

Taverna Psaropoula, a welcoming place with delicious fresh food, seafood specialties, warm welcome and stunning sea views ... at Koutsounari beach in southeastern Crete.

A must visit ...

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So You Think You Can Cook ... Cooking Lessons Crete

So you think you can cook ...

Something extraordinary, delicious, with amazing taste is happening in lovely Crete.

Join one of our Cretan Cuisine Courses at Boutari Winery and enjoy a few hours of fun, creation and traditional tastes.

Boutari Winery is a perfect place for wine lovers, set among seven hectares of vineyards and olive trees just outside the village of Skalani, in Heraklion, Crete.

Have a look here and send us your enquiry.

We are here to help you.

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Gastronomy Tip - Crete

There are some "secret" places in Crete that they are known just from the locals and of course now ... for our good friends of CreteTravel.com family.

Dounias eatery located in a village on the foot of the unspoiled White Mountains of Chania, at 600 metres altitude, the traditional taverna is a centre of gastronomy and slow food.

The famous Cretan diet, long-known for its health-giving properties, is followed to the letter by the owner Stelios Trilirakis, who uses only locally...

5th International Competition of Traditional Cuisine at Zaros Heraklion

Our Eleonas Traditional Cottages loves the Cretan cuisine and traditional flavors and with pleasure we inform you about the 5th International Competition of Traditional Cuisine which is organized at Zaros, Heraklion, for three days: 25th, 26th and 27th of March 2016.

It is the first attempt of design and implementation of a cooking competition in Crete, where the competitors will cook their tasty creations on the primitive chimney and wood stove as well.

Participants can be anyone...

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The Cretan Dakos, Healthy & Delicious

Dakos or ntakos (Greek: ντάκος), also known as koukouvagia or koukouvayia (κουκουβάγια, "owl") or—in eastern Crete—kouloukopsomo (from koulouki + psomi, pup + bread, allegedly the bread given to puppies), is a Cretan meze consisting of a slice of soaked dried bread or barley rusk (paximadi) topped with chopped tomatoes and crumbled feta or mizithra cheese, and flavored with herbs such as dried oregano. Olives and pepper can also be added.

It is delicious and healthy, it is the best...

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Mediterranean Diet Also Good for the Environment

A recent Spanish study has concluded that the Mediterranean diet is not only healthy but also better for the environment.

The Mediterranean diet (another important reaston to visit Greece) has been lauded as one of the healthiest diets in the world because of its high consumption of vegetables, legumes, fruits and olive oil, and low intake of animal protein.

A recent study has revealed that the diet predominant in Mediterranean countries creates a much smaller carbon footprint...

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New Study Proves Extra Virgin Olive Oil Can Kill Cancer Cells

More good news about extra virgin olive oil as Ingredient in olive oil looks promising in the fight against cancer.

A new study has proven that an ingredient in extra virgin olive oil can kill cancer cells.

The results of the study, which will be published in the journal Molecular and Cellular Oncology, were made public on January 23, 2015.

The researchers, nutritional scientist Paul Breslin (Rutgers University), biologist David Foster (Hunter College) and chemist Onica LeGendre...