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Chania Zucchini Pie (Boureki ton Chanion) Recipe

This is an amazing recipe, a Cretan speciality of Chania area called in Greek “Boureki ton Chanion“. The pastry used for it is a thicker version of fyllo, so this is one recipe where you could very well try to make your own pastry! 2 lb. (1 kg) potatoes, peeled and cut into thin rounds-waxy […]

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Cretan Local Celebrations

May day– 1st May : Locals travel to the mountains to collect wild flowers which are arranged into a wreath and placed on the bonnet of the car for the drive home, then hung on the front door. Battle of Crete – Mid May: Veterans from the historic battle of Crete commemorate with many services […]

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Ancient Greek Mythology Gods and Goddesses of Olympus

Zeus and his brothers, Poseidon and Hades, drew lots. Zeus won control of the sky, Poseidon the sea and Hades the underworld. Each was all powerful in his kingdom, but on earth they were equal. Zeus set his court on Mount Olympus. He took his sister Hera as his wife but fathered many children other […]

Cretan Cuisine & Diet Secret of Health and Longevity dakos koukouvagia crete

Cretan Cuisine & Diet

Cretan cuisine has its roots in antiquity, specifically the Minoan and Classical Eras. Through the procession of history, many other cultures have influenced this cuisine, such as the Byzantine, the Asia Minor (Smyrna), the Arabic, the Venetian and the Turkish. The uniqueness of Cretan traditional Cuisine lies in the fact that it is effected by […]