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(Photo by www.alamy.de) Cretan traditional costume was of the most elegant and most complicated form of clothing and was divided into everyday and festive clothing. While in other regions traditional clothing was one of the first things to be replaced by western clothing named "frágkika roúha" – in Crete traditional clothing is worn up until today.The culture of every place...
  (Photo by rakopolio.blogspot.com) Weaving is an amazing craft which is using beautiful wooden tools: looms, shuttles, frames and more,is a complex process. You bring together different elements to make a larger picture. These tools are works of art and even more incredible is the fact that they have been around since the same time our ancestors were developing stone tools-...
(Photo by gr.pinterest.com ) No single historical item represents the Island of Crete more than the Traditional Cretan Dagger. A weapon of honor and gallantry,this work was been realized in an effort to honor and preserve in the memory of modern generations an art in the island of Crete throughout the 19th and in the early 20th century which is slowly...

The Olive Tree

It is among the oldest known cultivated trees in the world - being grown before the written language was invented. It was being grown on Crete by 3,000 BC and may have been the source of the wealth of the Minoan kingdom. The Phoenicians spread the olive to the Mediterranean shores of Africa and Southern Europe. The ancient Greeks brought olive cultivation to...
I have seen the most popular Cretan beaches, villages. However, today it was the first time when I got to see other reasons why Crete is so exclusive - unique traditional Cretan local culture, countryside landscapes, hospitality and gastronomic prides - olive oil and wine. Fabulous Crete  tour Discover the Miracle of Wine and Olive Oil was perfect opportunity to experience the...