Tropical and subtropical crops in Crete are a risk for every producer; however, they open new roads, especially if one connects these plants with tourism.
The avocado holds the scepter of these crops, since it seems that it has found its home in Chania.
However, interest in other crops is growing.
Guava, mango, passion fruit and lychee are but a few of the exotic fruits that can be found in Crete.
Due to the special microclimate that many of these plants require to grow, the areas in Europe that are considered suitable for their cultivation are very specific.
One of them is Crete and specifically Chania.
The Minoan civilization is placed from the end of the Neolithic Age to the beginning of the Iron Age (3200 – 1000 BC). Its name is due to the explorer of Knossos, Sir Arthur Evans, who was inspired by the name of the king of the island, also known from mythology as Minos. The palaces […]
Spices offer special, unique aromas and enrich the taste of our food. Let us learn some of them. Afrina: The flower of salt from the rocks of Crete that has stored sea water, until the Greek sun evaporates it and the raw natural sea salt appears. Cretan Basil: It looks like anise and has an […]
Cretan hospitality has its own history and tradition and is known throughout the world. Besides, it is the main characteristic of all Cretans; opening their home to every foreigner, offering them what they have. Cretan hospitality owes its meaning to these roots. Cretans are as such distinguished for this characteristic; they are special people. And […]
Endemism in Crete reaches a percentage that varies from 10 to 50% of species, with the low percentage constantly increasing from year to year. What does endemism mean, however? It means that there are exclusively specific organisms in a certain area, which implies a greater responsibility for their maintenance. In absolute numbers, one can find […]