Arts & Culture - Crete
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"Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced."
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
Delicious, dramatic, distinctive - Crete's history and culture are of extreme interest to those who wish to get a deeper look in to the Cretan life, arts, customs, music, literature etc.
The various civilizations that flourished or occupied the island during the centuries, starting with Minoan Civilization, the Roman Empire, the Byzantine Empire, the Venetian Republic, the Ottoman Empire and, lastly, the modern state of Greece; all contributed to the formation of a special culture that differs a lot from the rest of the Greece.
Theaters, Music, Literature, festivals, museums & monuments, culinary habits, festivities, weddings and other social events, all manifest the passion, the joy, the love, and the sorrow of Cretan people. Visiting Crete is not only about having fun and getting a suntan. If you choose to be open to the Cretan way of living you may go back to your place with a better attitude to confront life and its mysteries.