OiNotika the Cretan wine fair hosted by the Wines Of Crete, www.winesofcrete.gr, will be held at the Center for Mediterranean Architecture between the 4th and 5th of March 2017.
How could you not resist a good glass of Cretan wine while watching the passersby of the Venetian light house?
Crete and Chania in particular is a favorite wine tasting destination for avid wine goers for years as they flock to taste the high quality local labels of the island. Age-old experience of modern wine producers in Crete have managed to elevate Cretan wine to its rightful position showcasing the tasty variety of grapes, aromas and flavors to even the highest wine connoisseurs. We particularly love the labels of the Dourakis family who’s ethos and proud tradition is characterized by knowledge, skills and extensive experience in winemaking. The family winery prides itself in creating products of high quality using scientific care and respect of traditional methods. We love their red “Lihnos” Cabernet Sauvignon with its dominant aroma of red fruits and lush aroma brought out by ageing. Ruby red color, it has a velvety taste leaving a superb aftertaste.
Equally magnificent are the wines of the Manousakis Winery who’s vineyards are planted on an elevation of 350 meters situated on the hills just outside the village Vatolakkos. We love their crisp white “Nostos Vidiano” with its intense citrus, bright stone fruits and mineral notes as well as their acclaimed and quirky collectors editions bottles of the Nostos Blend, Nostos Roussanne, Nostos Grenache and Nostos Syrah.
Excursions, wine tasting events and tours can be organized by Conte Marino Villas to both these award winning Winery’s and their cellars, including bottles available in each of our villas for tasting and enjoying during your stay. Be sure not to miss this aromatic fair in Chania this weekend hosted by ‘Wines of Crete’ as well as the many wine tasting fares throughout the summer in Chania and beyond.
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Chania offers grooms and brides to be a wide variety of options in having perhaps the most enchanting and charming wedding of your dreams. With back drops of the sea, mountains or old Venetian town, thousands flock to the island of Crete yearly to get married as the island offers spectacular scenery, great wedding venues and above all almost guaranteed sun. Moreover once can even consider alternative wedding venue ideas such as luxury villas, winery’s, outdoor beach ceremonies, boho chic ceremonies in the woods or even in ancient buildings.
An array of wedding planners and photographers, florists and decorators are available on the island to assist in the planning of your special day. Sofia Vardaki from PROSKLISIS is an excellent wedding planner in the area, able to organize and command a perfect wedding, in conjunction with Eleni Bernadaki from Sempolja for stunning floral arrangements. The perfect wedding day could not go amiss without a professional wedding photographer such as Charilaos Margiolakis.
One this is for sure. A wedding in Chania and in particular at Conte Marino Villas will surely make your day memorable and magical!
Ash Monday also known as Pure Monday, is the first day of the Eastern Orthodox Christian.
It is a movable feast that occurs at the beginning of the 7th week before Orthodox Easter Sunday.
The common term for this day, "Clean Monday", refers to the leaving behind of sinful attitudes and non-fasting foods.
The Municipality of Chania invites you ALL to celebrate together at Alsos of Agion Anargyron on Monday February 23th, starting from 11:30 am at parking area, with traditional offerings and rich music-dance program.
Inside the groove (in greek Alsos), everybody will have the opportunity to participate to the ecological workshop “harmonious Balance”, while circus rope dancers, stilts, acrobats, jugglers will entertain with their tricks.
See you all there!
The Carnival of Rethymno is worthily established as the Carnival of Crete!
It is an institution of culture and creation, through which Rethymno highlights its long history, its rich tradition and the particular identity of its people. The new era of this festivity started in Rethymno in 1993 but it exists since 1914, when the first signs of humor are dated. The people of Rethymno welcome “His Majesty the Carnival King” with romantic dances and the appropriate honors. Big parade on February 22th, 14:00!
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 old tradition. The Carnival of Rethymno is worthily established as the Carnival of Crete!