CRETANS HAVE ALWAYS LOVED ARTS AND EVENTS
Through which they can come into contact with their social environment and share their emotions. On summer nights, various cities of the island organize art exhibitions and festivals of theater, music, film and dance. Concerts are performed in stadiums, archaeological sites, on the Venetian walls of Heraklion and Chania or in small theaters in the countryside. The religious celebrations are always framed with Cretan music and dance in at village squares or near the churches, reviving customs of the Minoan ages.
There are many events that have been associated with local products and are always an occasion for a big celebration. Feasts of potato, raki, zucchini, bread, wheat, wine, cheese, snail, cherry and apple include free tasting of the traditional products of each region. When winter arrives, celebrations do not stop. Groups of friends gather in kazania (raki distilleries), where the rite of distilling raki soon turns into a traditional feast with dance and music.