Cretan products are abundant, fresh and of excellent quality. The agricultural production is sustainable respecting seasonality, and is inextricable connected to Cretan traditions, Greek Orthodox ceremonies and Cretan hospitality. Throughout the year, according to seasonal harvests, there are local feasts taking place, celebrating the goods, this blessed land and sea has to offer.
For the last 25 years, the Tsikoudia Fair celebrates this trademark distilled alcohol drink that is linked with the typical Cretan table. The fair takes place at the Venetian harbor each October since it is in October that the first grapes are distilled the traditional way in order to produce Tsikoudia. The fair is accompanied by Cretan folklore music and groups of Cretan dancers. It is the perfect occasion to celebrate tradition, revive old customs and socialize.
Every year the Municipality of Chania is collaborating with cultural associations in order to organize the Sardine Fair. The fair includes music dancing and of course various treats with sardine being the star of the event.
Agricultural August Fair
Each August the Agricultural Fair is showcasing the uniqueness of Cretan products as well as the marketing initiatives of associations and entrepreneurs in order to properly promote Cretan goods locally and abroad. Each year the fair is gaining more and more participants, constituting it into an institution that receives broad attention and approval, making it the ideal platform for new collaborations and investments. Since 2011, the Agricultural August Fair travels to Thessalonica and Piraeus, with large volumes of visitors attending and showing interest.
Street Food Festival
This delicious, newly established festival is following the worldwide trend of culinary experiences on-the-go with an edge and a twist! Cooked and served by amateurs and professional chefs in kiosks and mobile canteens, the Street Food Festival is a 3 day celebration of happy, comfort food, sweets and drinks made with fresh products, love and a strong appetite for innovation! Join the festivities, taste exciting flavors, learn about new cultures and dance your way to this culinary journey!