Κάθε χρόνο γιορτάζουμε το χριστιανικό Πάσχα στον Αρόλιθο, με βάση τα πατροπαράδοτα ήθη και έθιμα! Ιδανικός χώρος για οικογένειες, μιας και δεν υπάρχουν αυτοκίνητα ή βεγγαλικά
From 10/04 until mid-October
Every Wednesday at 20:00. For 2 hours and 30 min. An open event for several tour operators and nationalities!
Enjoy music & dances from Crete, islands of Greece and general Greece!
Taste traditional recipes with local products!
Discover a Museum and Village Tour!
Do not miss the chance to be there!
Ask your travel agent or book directly!
Reservations: 2810 821050 firstname.lastname@example.org
Official Website: www.arolithos.com
Because many people do not know what the word «sariki» is the scarf wearing the Cretans in their heads! The word sariki is a Turkish remnant and comes from the Latin Caissarion, which was the overlap of Caesar’s head that declared the degree of power. Before that name, the Cretan dialect was called a petsa! It is said that the Cretans wore a specific sariki since the end of the 15th century, which they called «tzevre» when it was colorful…The modern knitted ‘’sariki’’ with thick fringes that look like tears, appeared in the 20th century. Its fringes symbolize the many years of Ottoman rule in Crete and the sorrow and the lament that caused the Holocaust of the Monastery of Arkadi in 1866. It is knitted in two embroidered colors, in white and black! White is usually worn in joyful circumstances such as weddings and baptisms, while black shows pride and mourning…
Find the amazing cretan sariki in our cretaneshop.gr
Shearing sheeps in Crete is one of the oldest traditions on the island! «Koures» is the process when the shepherds are shearing the sheeps. Always been a reason for all the shepherds to get together during the shearing, to talk and socialize! «Koures» symbolize the joint support of the shepherds, since each one of them welcomes the others (and their families) to help him in the shearing of his own flock. Of course he hosts them as best as he can, knowing that in a few days he will have to attend himself in a shearing to another shepherds stable!
The shearing is held in early summer. «Koures» is important because the animal is relieved from the heat of the sun and because they keep wool that later the women will use by some specific processes to make clothes and traditional Cretan weavings! Sure is a very important social event, that’s why it is usually accompanied by delicious food («ofto»lamb), good wine and traditional Cretan music! It’s like a celebration involving sheperds and their families, along with friends!
Here in Arolithos Traditional Cretan Village we did the shearing of the sheeps! We gathered and began the shearing We cooked lamb and had fun with friends and visitors!