Τρίτη, 18 Φεβρουαρίου 2014

Crete: The Land of Summer!!





''There some kind of flame in Crete, let us call it soul, something that is stronger than life and death. There is pride, persistence, courage and with them something other, of no words and unpredictable, which makes you happy and afraid to be human at the same time''. These is Kazantzakis' words coming to mind as we walk around Plakias.....




Παρασκευή, 14 Φεβρουαρίου 2014

One of the most famous Carnival in Greece, Rethymno Crete!!!


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One hundred years have passed since the first Rethymno Carnival in Crete, Greece!! The Carnival will once again open the tourist season on the Greek island, which means one more reason for the municipality of Rethymno to celebrate....
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One hundred years have passed since the first Rethymno Carnival in Crete, Greece. The Carnival will once again open the tourist season on the Greek island, which means one more reason for the municipality of Rethymno to celebrate. - See more at: http://greece.greekreporter.com/2014/02/05/crete-rethymno-carnival-brings-thousands-of-tourists/#sthash.KE8RVpLe.dpuf
One hundred years have passed since the first Rethymno Carnival in Crete, Greece. The Carnival will once again open the tourist season on the Greek island, which means one more reason for the municipality of Rethymno to celebrate. - See more at: http://greece.greekreporter.com/2014/02/05/crete-rethymno-carnival-brings-thousands-of-tourists/#sthash.cdKbC4Ai.dpuf
  Since 1914 beautiful Renaissance Rethymnon has been celebrating the carnival with its many humoristic events. A carnival of another era leaving behind its nostalgic aroma of romantic balls and the Rethymnians through laughter and their comical antics paying their tribute to "His Excellence, The King of the Carnival."
The Treasure Hunt, an old custom dating back to when the Carnival of Rethymno began about a century ago, was the reason for the creation of 'teams' in 1990, which would give birth once again to this age-old tradition.
 In 1993, the Municipality of Rethymnon decided to help fund this popular event and requested the teams to take on the challenging task of creating and organising the Carnival of Rethymnon, which has become the most popular and famous Carnival of Crete!!!!
 (The city is collaborating with several travel agencies of the municipality in order to offer good, cheap travel packages throughout the tourist season of the Carnival)


  source: (Plakias Suites CreteRethymno carnival)