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Crete, the island of miracles

Crete, land of Daidalos and Ikaros, is the largest island of Greece, separating the Aegean from the Libyan Sea and marking the boundary between Europe and Africa. On Crete, the scenery is constantly changing.
Majestic mountains rise in its centre –the Lefka Ori, Psiloritis, Dikti– full of legends and history, while its plateaus are split by deep gorges, ending up in lush valleys.
This island’s fertile soil and towering peaks witnessed the development of one of the most important civilizations on earth, the Minoan (2800-1150 B.C.).
With its clear, warm sea, boundless beaches lined with tamarisks and mild starry nights, Crete is an idyllic place for vacation but for living as well, in bustling Iraklio, cosmopolitan Aghios Nikolaos, picturesque Rethymno or enchanting Chania.
(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)
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Crete International Freediving Meeting

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)  The 2nd Mediterranean Freediving Meeting and International Depth Competition are being held on the island of Crete between the 22nd June and the 5th of July 2009. The meeting is organised as an event for freedivers from around the world to meet, train, and enjoy the wonderful hospitality of Crete. The 1st Mediterranean Freediving Meeting is based in the picturesque seaside village of Sougia in the south of Chania and includes two weeks of organised depth training followed by a Mediterranean Depth Competition with World Record Status (June 29 and Sunday July 5).

Kreta: Wyniki Konkursu

creta2Poniżej przedstawiamy listę zwyciężców w losowaniu, które odbyło się w dniu 5/11/2008.

Laureaci konkursu, który został przeprowadzony w ramach XVI Międzynarodowych Targów Turystycznych TT Warsaw Tour & Travel 2008 oraz Europejskich Dni Językowych, odwiedzą wymienione poniżej miasta na Krecie:

  1. MARTA BYRA – CHANIA
  2. URSZULA WELC – RETHYMNO
  3. CARLOS ROMUALDO – RETHYMNO
  4. BLANKA DUTKOWSKA – HERAKLEION
  5. ANNA SPRUSINSKA – LASSITHI
    Kontakt: Petrakaki Maria 
    Tel: 0030 – 28310-25571
    fax:  0030 – 28310-25064 
    E-mail: info@rethymnon.gr

Explore Greece: Fantastic Agrotourism

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)    In their article “20 fantastic farm stays” in the Observer (5.10.2008) about their favourite rural retreats in Britain and elsewhere, Jane Dunford and Sarah Turner include the Milia retreat in Chania, Crete, is which featured at place 16. In their words:  “An agritourism pioneer, Milia was set up in the Chania region in 1991 by a group of locals who decided to renovate a collection of derelict farm buildings and start an organic farm.” The farm produces nearly all the ingredients needed for the typical regional dishes served up in the farm restaurant, including rabbit with local cheese. One could visit in the fall or winter, as guests are encouraged to get involved: November sees raki production, while olives are harvested between December and February.  Secretariat General of Information: World Media on Greece – Travel 

Crete: Postgraduate Programmes in Mediterranean Agriculture

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)   The Mediterranean Agronomic Institute in Chania (MAICh), located in the city of Chania, Crete, is a constituent institute of Centre International de Hautes Études Agronomiques Mediterranéenens (CIHEAM) and is dedicated to the development of Mediterranean agriculture. It offers postgraduate programmes, such as environmental management, horticultural genetics and biotechnology, sustainable agriculture, food quality management, chemistry of natural products, as well as applied research. The working and instruction language is English.

New Chania Archaeological Museum

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)  The municipality of Chania, on the island of Crete, will soon have a new Archaeological Museum, which is set to be built in the historic Halepa quarter, close to the sea. Construction will begin sometime in 2008. The vast archaeological collection, part of Cretan history, has been housed for the past 46 years in a Franciscan monastery in the city. Eventually, the works will be transferred to the new museum. Designed by architect Theofanis Bobotis, the new building is a modern expression of the contemporary era, but also makes references to the ancient past.  Kathimerini daily: Chania making strides into the new century