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Erasmus+ Polish students

 

Over a month period, students from Poland had a chance to work as part of a team on tourism projects.

During the Erasmus+ practice, students go on a chronological task to cover different aspects of tourism.  

During the project, the Polish students took a  guided tour, to learn about local history.  

The students were happy because "We got to cooperate with the municipality of Rethymno, Department of Tourism. It was a great experience that will definitely have an impact on our future. We had the opportunity to get to know the culture and history of the town. Thanks to our cooperation we visited places that we probably wouldn't, because we didn't know about most of them, for example, the lyra and baklava workshops or the museum of contemporary art.  Thanks to this practice we learned a lot of important skills that will be useful in our futures. We got an opportunity to bond with local people and see how they live, but also with tourists since we're part of the tourism industry. We got to try local food and have a taste of Greek life, which is different than our lives in Poland. This month gave us a lot of changes in a lot of aspects of everyday life for example climate and the weather, different language, and currency, and even simple conversations were unusual for us because people here are much more outgoing and extroverted. We had a very good time here and we don't want to leave the city because Rethymno feels like our second home. We're really thankful for this whole month of working together with the Municipality of Rethymno, and the Department of Tourism, it was an unforgettable and marvelous adventure. We hope to see you once again". 

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La révolte crétoise de 1866 : la dynamique de la revolution qui a inspiré et motivé les Européens

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« Pourquoi la Crète s’est-elle révoltée ? Parce que le Dieu l’avait faite le plus beau pays du monde, et les Turcs le plus misérable ; parce qu’elle a des produits et pas de commerce, des villes et pas de chemins, des villages et pas de sentiers, des portes et pas de cales, des rivières et pas de ponts, des enfants et pas d’écoles, des droits et pas de lois, le soleil et pas de lumière.»

Victor Hugo, Lettres ouvertes, 1875.

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The Cretan revolt of 1866: the dynamics of the revolution that inspired and motivated Europeans

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"Why did Crete revolt? Because God made it the most beautiful country in the world, and the Turks the most miserable; because it has products and no trade, towns and no roads, villages and no paths, gates and no holds, rivers and no bridges, children and no schools, rights and no laws, the sun and no light. "

                                                                                                      Victor Hugo, Open Letters, 1875 

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Manolis Anagnostakis - one of the greatest Greek poet from Rethymno

Manolis Anagnostakis is one of the leading poets of the first post-war generation, a political conscientious poet who was imprisoned and sentenced to death for his ideas and was described as the “poet of defeat” because his great work was inspired by the painful experience of the war. He expressed the people’s vision of struggle, freedom and democracy and the rejection of the visions of the Left.

The poet, especially in the third period of his work, expressed the conviction that poetry must intervene dynamically in life while refuting those who claimed that the poetry of his generation neglected the formation. His poetic work defined the group of conscript poets of the post-war poetry.

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Cretan Herbs

Capparis siculaIn antiquity, the ancient Greeks would use herbs for their healing quality as well as their beneficial use for the face and body. Botanical studies have revealed that Crete has one of the richest and most interesting ecosystems in Europe, with a large number of endemic plants.

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Making Rethymno a smarter city

Smart Cities – Ευφυής Πόλεις – Fix Your City TODAY - 4mat LTD

Rethmno's long-standing commitment to sustainability gives space to eTransportation reducing emissions and becoming a walking and cycling-friendly destination.

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Rethymno - Brand Revitalisation

BrandEURethymno 

Rethymno is a smart choice for visitors all year round! We know that today, visitors seek out the authenticity in each tourism destination and wish to have enjoyable experiences through more meaningful connections with locals and a greater understanding of the local culture. We believe that our cultural production in every aspect is an indispensable tool for sustainable development and the base for Rethymno branding.

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