"Meet & Eat in Crete": this magnificent small guide book about Dine and Wine, was my best travel companion throughout Crete!
This small sized guide book (less than 70 pages), is distributed FREE OF CHARGE, in all major Cretan cities and villages, major travel agencies, tourist offices, restaurants, cafes and hotels.It contains vital and essential well written information, about where to dine in Crete and which wines to choose to accompany your dinner, without forgetting to mention some useful general tourist information.
A special emphasis is given to restaurants thst serve good, traditional Cretan cuisine, as well as to gourmet restaurants.
A real must!
FIMI meaning: Fame in Greek, is a local brand that produces refreshments.They came out in 14 different tastes starting from orange soda to strawberry soda and Ice Tea.They are quite tasty and sweet, so if you like refreshments with a sweet taste, you will find your paradise!
I like Fimi Drinks very much and when I am in Heraklion, I do not miss the opportunity to buy a lot of them and drink them at once!
Cretan music is unique in Greece.It's a kind of traditional music that has the privilige to be still alive and going,because in Crete ,even young people love it and many of them get to learn to play the "lyra".It is based on a special poetry (mantinada) that is being improvised on the instant.In its pure form one man says the first verse and another one responds with the second verse.They talk about serious matters of life in a kind of popular wisdom that can sometimes be astonishing.But you won't be lucky enough to find yourself in a situation like this ,because poetry is born usually at family or company gatherings.(of course you won't understand the words also,even I miss some of the Cretan idioms).
Historical and Folk Art Museum of Rethymno (in the center of the old town)
Address : Vernadou Street, 30 - Rethymno
Open : daily 9.30 - 14.30
Closed : on Sundays
There is a custom on board that alcohol bought ashore may not be brought on board for consumption.
If you bring booze on board it will be taken off you and returned as you disembark.
The Heraclion archeological museum is pretty good ,hosting all the findings from Knossos and Minoan culture in general.
Photo of the 'prince with lilies' ,a fresco from the palace of Knossos.
TAKE A VISIT AT THE ARCHEOLOGICAL MUSEUM IN HERAKLION. YOU'LL SEE A LOT OF ANCIENT OBJECTS AN WILL GET A LOT OF INFORMATION ABOUT THE HISTORY OF CRETE
Chania is like Venice on Crete. It has been occupied by the italians, which is easy to see when you visit Chania, most houses look like authentic venetian houses.
This is the famous disc of Faistos a hieroglyphic wrighting that has never been decoded (even though i think it's a song about a man that is crazy with his wife ,but thats another story)