The Cretan Diet Festival

Cretan Diet Festival logoWe invite and welcome you to the largest summer festival in Crete, the Cretan Diet Festival in the heart of the island, the beautiful town of Rethymno.

An authentic Cretan Feast, where its people, the Cretan earth and its creations, gastronomy, culture, tradition and music are honored.

Between July 1st and 7th in the Public Garden of Rethymnon producers of fine local products from around the island and craftsmen of folklore will present all sorts of products from local tradition. Recipes from Cretan cooks, cooking classes by renowned chefs, the Cretan vineyard, but also a highly entertaining and educational children's program, compose the daily agenda of the festival.

Music, dance performances, events form Crete and the rest of Greece will complete each night with a unique experience.


- Elena Bebi

Festival of food, wine, music and fun.


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The villa in Rethymnon, Crete
The villa
Made of stone and wood, among olive trees, this villa comes out of a fairy tale.
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The outdoor space
Ample space with a naturally shaded children's playground, BBQ & swimming pool.
The swimming pool
The swimming pool
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