Facts about Crete31 October 2016
The olive tree12 November 2016
Crete is considered as the oldest inhabited place of europe
total population 623.023. Density 75 people/km2
there is no native Cretan race
Cretans originate from Minoans, Eteokrites, Spartans, Venetians, Romans, Turks, Tartarous, Serbians, Saracens, Pelasgous, Blacks, Spaniards, Jewish, Germans, French, Boulgarians, Vlachous, Armenians, Argious
Cretan dialect is considered the oldest Greek dialect and the closest to Ancient Greek language
shooting signs is a cretan hobby
cyclists are safe
Cretans are famous for their hospitality
the most common Cretan surname suffix is -akis
99% of the Cretans are orthodox...
...and they build churches everywhere
black is the most common clothes colour
they love to organize fiestas...
...and dance the traditional dances
many Cretans still live the traditional way of life
and working hard until old age
78,4 years is the life expectancy in Crete
Cretan diet considered the healthiest in the world
an essential ingredient the wild greens they love to collect...
...and olive oil. Cretans consume the largest quantity per person globally
snails are one of the finest delicacies for Cretans...
Cretans are cycling friendly