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Beginning of the 5th festival of “Earth, Culture, Tourism” in the municipality of Platanias.

Beginning of the 5th festival of “Earth, Culture, Tourism” in the municipality of Platanias. The first evening of the festival EARTH, CULTUR, TOURISM held by the Municipality of Platanias, as well as the first foods’ and drinking tasting, took place in the central square of Platanias and, was a great success as it was visited by hundreds of guests. That evening was dedicated to the local wines and cheese products that was organized by the cooperation of the winemakers network of Western Crete and the Association of cheese makers of Chania. The flavors of the Cretan wines and the Cretan cheeses filled the air. The guests tasted the wines and cheese of the local producers, had a chat with the wine and cheese makers but most important, they lived the experience of taste. In a beautiful summer night, the hundreds of guests –foreign visitors but Chania citizens as well- had the chance to meet two of the very basic products of the Cretan Land, the wine and the cheese. These are products that have a major growth and huge acceptance over the last years from all those that taste them. Also the guests enjoyed Cretan music and dances from the group of Yiannis Maragakis and the musical and dance group of Platanias. The evening started by the opening speech of Mayor of Platanias, Mr. Ioannis Malandrakis who, after thanking all visitors, said upon other: < Our Municipality’s Festival EARTH – CIVILIZATION – TOURISM this year has a modular character with evenings dedicated to the Local Products and Tourism but as well with actions with participation of our visitors. It also gives the opportunity to our visitors to get familiar with our hospitality and high level services. The event was attended by the Prefect of Crete, Mr. Stavros Arnaoutakis who, after a short welcoming mentioned the need of more of actions and events like that, so our primary products sector. He also congratulated the Mayor of Platanias who has pioneered to organize events such as this one, so that our visitors and guests can become familiar with our products. Also the evening attended  Regional vice Governor of Chania Mr. Apostolos Voulgarakis, the Mayor of Chania Mr. Tasos Vamvoukas, the General Manager of OAK Mr. Konstantinos Zorbas, the President of the Social Association of Municipality Platanias Mr. Antonios Kapnisakis, the President of the Association of Cultural Institutions of Crete Mr. Stelios Kounalakis and many representatives of the T.A. Institutions and Associations of the Municipality of Platanias. Our next appointment for a similar evening will take place in August at the yard of the Fishing Museum in D.E Kolymbari of the Municipality of Platanias.