James Stathis of CelebrateGreece.com and Cynthia Daddona-Stathis of RomancingTheTable.com were the guests of the Pan-Cretan Association, the Greek National Tourist Organization and the Greek Trade Office on a press trip to Crete in July and August. CelebrateGreece.com will be showing much of this trip in our future production, Under The Grecian Sun, a Romantic-Culinary Journey, among other shorter video pieces. Watch a short video.
Crete is not just your Yiayia's island anymore as it's cuisine now rivals the best in the world and the landscapes resemble Tuscany on the Aegean.
Before sailing to Crete aboard Louis Cruise Lines' Aegean Pearl, a busy Athens itinerary included visiting the new Acropolis Museum, Parliament and having a romantic sunset evening dinner at the baseof the acropolis with the Parthenon still aglow from its Golden Age.
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Next was Herakleion, them main city and port of Crete. Not typically a destination itself, but the beautifully re-designed Galaxy Hotel is paradise from the hot sun and sure to please the palate. After a Presidential Gala at the port and meeting President Papoulias, no trip to Herakleion is complete without a visit to the Bronze Age ruins of Knossos, the seat of power for the Minoan Civilization and home to King Minos...and the minotaur!
Next up was Rethymnon and a beautiful agrotourism destination hotel & "Farm School" showing visitors how to create food purely, freshly and daily...like it used to be. You can learn how to bake bread in a brick oven, make cheese from freshly 'squeezed' milk and relax for a wonderful, organic and fresh meal.
The Goddess and the Greek® were special guests of and we highly recommend the international-flavored Costa Mare Palace Resort & Spa in Anissaras, Crete for their generous support while in Crete.
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