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Cretans, The locals, The locals, Crete

The island is home to a total of more than 600,000 inhabitants, distributed evenly between the towns and cities and countryside.

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The locals

Ties to the land, The locals, The locals, Crete
Ties to the land

The Cretans are deeply attached to their land. Most of them own areas of land of varying sizes that they cultivate.

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Cretan hospitality, The locals, The locals, Crete
Cretan hospitality

Although a land not lacking in myths, the Cretan hospitality is not one of them. If you make the effort, you'll always be welcome.

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Keeping up traditions, The locals, The locals, Crete
Keeping up traditions

Cretans are proud of their rich folklore and are especially creative when it comes to arts and crafts.

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A proud people, The locals, The locals, Crete
A proud people

The Cretans fought for their freedom and independence for over 2000 years.

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Family in Crete, The locals, The locals, Crete
Family in Crete

Family is the backbone of society, which takes care of its elderly. Mutual aid here is strong and explains the low rate of unemployment.

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