culture

2017 Sand Sculpture Festival in Crete (video)

Swimmers at the beach of Ammoudara in Heraklion, Crete were pleasantly surprised to see some amazing pieces of sand sculptures. Artists from Greece and abroad showcased their incredible artistic talents offering onlookers the chance to marvel at their intricately detailed pieces of work. According to Cretapost, local artist Manolis Harkoutsis and Ukrainians Ludmilla and Yuri […]

society

Tourism minister says piling garbage hurting country’s image; urges strike rethink

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura warned on Tuesday that the ongoing labour action by the municipal garbage collectors’ union could hurt the country’s image if it continues and urged protesters to rethink their position. ?The huge volumes of garbage combined with high temperatures create health hazards for Greeks and foreign visitors in our country. The Tourism […]

food & wine

Top 10 foods to try in Crete

With a food culture to match its status as Greece’s biggest island, Cretan cuisine is distinguished and traditional. Local cheese, famous olive oil and punchy liqueurs are just three of the treats on offer… Cretan Cheeses It seems that almost every Cretan village has its own signature cheese. They are usually made from sheep or […]