Category: culture

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Spectacular rise in numbers visiting the site of Knossos

The number of visitors to the Knossos archaeological site on Crete recorded a spectacular increase, according to official figures for the month of May. The number of tickets issued in the month rose to 95,200, from 68,100 in May 2017. “I call this increase spectacular,” said the chief curator of the Knossos Museum Manolis Apostolakis. […]

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“Zorba forever!” Summer Exhibition 2018

The Municipality of Platanias welcomes its visitors with a unique exhibition running this summer. An exhibition full of Crete, Greece and music… For four months, the foreign and local visitors of Platanias will be able to ‘wander away’ through this exhibition that includes screenings of archival material and posters of the film Zorba the Greek, […]

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VIDEO: World’s 1st cretan lyra playing robot!

The robot is capable of playing songs by feeding it with the tempo, the notes and the duration of every note (written in a file). In this video it plays 6 well known traditional songs from Crete, Greece Cretan Lyra is the most well known traditional instrument of Crete and every visitor of the island […]

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