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Competitions of traditional Cretan cuisine

KAVROCHORI (Village) GAZI
The contribution of Kavrochori's Cultural Association is deemed to be significant. It was established in 1995 and since then has organized three (3) pan-Cretan competitions of traditional Cretan cuisine for physically challenged people. It is organized on the first fortnight of July, on Saturday, early in the afternoon until the first early hours. The contestants cook in front of the public in properly equipped spaces at the village's square. For example we could mention some traditional delicacies like: groats with snails, pork with leek and amathia (type species: Sertularia lendigera Linnaeus, 1761) etc.
During that night, supplemental festivals are being hosted like book fairs regarding Cretan cuisine, painting exhibitions and herb display of plants that thrive in Crete like sage, oregano etc. After the end of the competition the Union has taken provisions for entertaining the guests with folk Cretan bands in properly modified places.

This text is cited May 2003 from the Municipality of Gazi URL below.


Festivals

Matala Festival

MATALA (Village) HERAKLIO
Tel: +30 28920 340200
Fax: +30 28920 24105
  In Matala, with the legendary memories of the 60s and 70s, a new festival comes to unite the past with the present on a journey of music, art and culture, aspiring to become the leading cultural event of the region. The first Matala Festival was organized by the Municipality of Phaistos in June 2011 with a rich festive program and guest artists from various countries.

  The forthcoming Matala Festival will be held on 2-4 June 2012.

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