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Crete and Kolymvari region

Crete (Greek: Κρήτη Kríti; [kriti]) is the largest and most populous of the Greek islands, the fifth-largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, and one of the thirteen administrative regions of Greece. It forms a significant part of the economy and cultural heritage of Greece while retaining its own local cultural traits (such as its own poetry, and music). Crete was once the center of the Minoan civilization (c. 2700–1420 BC), which is currently regarded as the earliest recorded civilization in Europe.

  

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Kolymvari (Greek: Κολυμβάρι), also known as Kolymbari (Greek: Κολυμπάρι), is a town and former municipality in the Chania regional unit, Crete, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Platanias, of which it is a municipal unit.
It was part of the former Kissamos province which covered the northwest of Chania Prefecture. Kolymvari is a working coastal town at the southern end of the Rodopou peninsula and is a local centre for commerce, olive oil production and fishing. Near the town is the historic Moni Gonia Monastery.  Most of the peninsula is uninhabited and rather barren, with most villages close to Kolymvari at the southern end. The municipal unit also includes Rodopou, Afrata, Vasilopoulo, Spilia, Kares, Episkopi, Vouves, Glossa, Panethimos, Nochia, Deliana, Drakona, Ravdouchas, Kalidonia, and Kamisiana.

The region produces annually about 12000 tonnes of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and is recognised as a PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) region by European Union, for the special characteristics and high quality of the produced olive oil.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Usefull links

http://www.incrediblecrete.gr/

http://www.platanias.gr/en

http://edition.cnn.com/2013/08/15/travel/greek-islands/index.html?iref=allsearch

http://ec.europa.eu/agriculture/quality/schemes/

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