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Cretan Way of Life: Mediterranean Tradition & Applications in Modern Times

International Scientific Conference

Rethymno is excited to host a special event promoting the unique "treasures" of the Cretan land. The international scientific conference, "Cretan Way of Life: Mediterranean Tradition & Applications in Modern Times," brought together more than 150 scientists from top institutions worldwide.

Cretan Way of Life: Mediterranean Tradition & Applications in Modern Times
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The participants, including scholars from  Harvard,  Yale, and  Johns Hopkins University, had an unforgettable experience at  Grecotel's Agreco Organic Estate.

They immersed themselves in the traditional Cretan way of life, from baking and savoring fresh bread to indulging in fresh olive oil and tasting local wines and cheeses.

The event featured a relaxing time at the rakokazano, complemented by cool raki and sweet thyme honey. The day concluded with a joyous dance by the  'Omilos Vrakoforon' Dance Club of Crete.

The conference, lauded by  Harvard Professor Stefanos Kallis, President of the  Hellenic Center of Excellence, showcased lectures by leading professors and a renowned experiential session at Agreco's farm.

The participants expressed their delight at the warm hospitality extended by the  Grecotel team.

Cretan Way of Life: Mediterranean Tradition & Applications in Modern Times
Arkadi Monastery

The conference itinerary included visits to the  Arkadi Monastery,  Lyrarakis winery, and  Knossos, with future plans to explore olive groves in Chania.

Professor Antonia  Trihopopoulou   from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens  commended the event's continuity and emphasized the significance of wild greens and Mediterranean beverages for health.

Overall, the conference not only provided a platform for academic discussions but also offered a unique and immersive experience in the rich cultural and culinary heritage of Crete.


City of Rethymno

You are invited to travel to areas, which are perhaps still unknown to the majority, and which are sometimes remote, but always magical and magnificent throughout the seasons. We recommend our visitors to see our picturesque villages through the eyes of the soul, try the Cretan cuisine, our wine and “tsikoudia”, participate in our revelries and festivities, but most importantly get to know our soul, our hospitality, the safe, untouched interior of the region, the other Rethymno.
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