Crete’s Governor Stavros Arnaoutakis was at the Arkadi Monastery to honor the memory of Cretan heroes who sacrificed themselves there in 1866.
The highest peak of Crete, Mount Psiloritis, rises some 2,456 meters above the sea. This UNESCO treasure is a nature lover’s playground.
Coming up at the end of the week and this weekend on Crete, some performances not to miss.
The origins of the gastronomical tastiness, and the super healthy benefits of the Mediterranean Diet traced back to the Cretan roots.
On Saturday, June 29, 2019, the Rethymno European Wine City and Wines of Crete will host a Cretan wine tasting at Fortezza.
This season in Chania, tour provider The Hellenic Odyssey offers experiential cultural and culinary tours of Chania and surrounds.
Last month in Rethymno Grecotel Creta Pallas hosted the “World Olive Day: Expanding Olive Oil Tourism in Crete,” to bring more olive lovers and businesses to the island.
In celebration of the events for the distinction of Rethymno as European Wine City 2018 by the RECEVIN European Wine Cities Network, the Rethymno-Recevin Team, in cooperation with the Municipality of Amari and the villages of Nikiforos Fokas, has prepared a two-day wine event, dedicated to the villages and the hinterland, on the 2nd and 3rd November 2018.
Argophilia was lucky enough to be part of “Oxi Day” 2018, a commemoration of Greek bravery in World War 2.
The municipality of Rethymno and Rethymno RECIVIN are offering a wine tourism tour in Rethymno, on Saturday 10th November 2018, for the celebration of the European Wine Tourism Day the following day.
Situated in ancient Thronos, Aravanes has been a subject for Argophilia several times before. What makes this story different is the fact we stayed over in Thronos during this visit, in order to get a travelers point of view of Aravanes and the surrounds.
Last week we had the pleasure of interviewing one of Crete island’s most proactive officials, Rethymno Vice-Mayor for Tourism & Culture, Pepi Birliraki-Mamalaki.
This week the city of Rethymno earned a new distinction in being selected a “European City of Wine” by the wine union RECEVIN. The central Crete coastal city is the first city of Greece, and the only town outside of Italy, of Spain and Portugal to have received the distinction.
Travel Massive Crete, in collaboration with the Cultural Association of Argyroupoli, the Parish of Argyroupoli, the Cretan Gastronomy Center, and the Municipality of Rethymno, will host a culture-inspired summit to mark the Orthodox Good Friday: “Traditions: Powerful Tools for Rural Tourism Development.” Participation is free.
Situated in the tiny village of Thronos, atop the hill of Kefala, Ancient Sivritos in the prefecture of Rethymno was once one of Crete’s most influential independent cities. Like the famous cities of Axos, Lappa, and Eleftherna, the city held unique importance.