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The City of Rethymno which has always invested in the primary sector and promoted the richness of Cretan diet, with respect to the local producers, welcomes you to another Cretan Diet Festival during the last week of June at the Municipal Garden in Rethymno.
For third consecutive year, the Municipality of Rethymno, the Region of Crete – Regional Unit of Rethymno and the Chamber of Commerce & Industry work together to organize this event which has been established as one of the most awaited summer events. Everyone participates in a useful and creative way in this partnership. The producers exhibit their products and inform the visitors about their high nutritional value, the connoisseurs share the secrets of the traditional Cretan cuisine, folk dance and music groups give their best to make every visitor create great memories, grownups and children follow the smell of thyme and oregano in a magical trip that only Crete can offer.
We invite you to actively take part in the Cretan Diet Festival, the event which brings out the seeds, the colours, the smells and the sounds of real Crete and its cultural heritage.
Mayor of Rethymno
The "Cretan Diet Festival " the new scheme, launched in 2012 continues this year on its course after the warm and moving welcoming from the residents and visitors of our country. The Region of Crete – the Regional Unit of Rethymno, the Municipality of In its third year, the Cretan Diet Festival is a major cultural and commercial event not only for Rethymno but also for Crete enriched with new activities and participations by local producers.
The Region of Crete – Rethymno Regional Unity, the Municipality of Rethymno and the Chamber of Commerce their forces to promote the local products, the Cretan diet and the culture of Crete through an exhibition of local products, interactive presentations, food and wine tasting and musical events. We are happy to see that the Festival has been embraced enthusiastically by the local community during the last two years but has also gained a lot of attention and admiration from our visitors.
From June 18 to July 5 2014 at the Municipal Garden the Cretan Diet Festival open its doors to welcome those who choose a health lifestyle, who want to taste the products of Cretan earth and are ready to get to know a different culture.
For another year Rethymno presents "treasures" to its visitors. This year the Cretan Diet Festival aims not only to promote the local market but also to highlight the quality of local food products.
The Cretan Diet Festival has already been successfully established as a favoured destination for food enthusiasts and it continues to improve and be enriched with new activities, which influences the participation of producers every year.
The local production is one of our "treasures" and a precious tool for development for the next years. The Cretan products in combination with tourism industry can motivate local entrepreneurship, provide employment opportunities and encourage local prosperity.
President of the Rethymno Chamber