CRETAN HISTORY & GASTRONOMY

History and gastronomy tours

Crete history and gastronomy

History and gastronomy tours in Crete

Our aim is to stay away from mass tourism and to getting you know Crete through the prism of gastronomy and fascinating history. We will take you to undiscovered, from mass tourism, parts of Crete where you will taste the authentic Cretan cuisine.

Frangokastello (Castle of lost souls)

Brief history of Frangokastello

Around the anniversary of the battle (17th May) each end of May, close to sunrise, one can see the fleeting shadows of armed horsemen and soldiers in the horizon. On 17 May 1828 a celebrated battle was fought at Frangokastello. Hundreds of Greek soldiers led by Hatzimichalis Dalianis, a Greek patriot from Epirus (North Greece) attempting to spread the Greek War of Independence from the mainland to Crete, occupied the castle, but were besieged by the Turks and massacred. According to tradition, around the anniversary of the battle each May, shadows of the armed Cretan and Epirote soldiers who lost their lives there seem to march towards the fortress around dawn. These are called (Greek Drosoulites ), or dew-men.

frangokastelo
frangokastelo chania
Crete history and gastronomy
frangokastelo
frangokastelo chania
Crete history and gastronomy
frangokastelo
frangokastelo chania
Crete history and gastronomy
frangokastelo
frangokastelo chania