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The traditionally decorated Perachori Boutique Studios in square is housed in a beautiful stone-built building in Anogia. The hotel has a traditional interior design, allowing you to experience an authentic side of Rethymno by spending time in a carefully designed apartment.
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wavelon56 07 Feb 2011Place with strong traditionMy origin is from Anogia, a great village in Rethymno. I can easily write a thousand things about this place but I'll have to keep it short. Anogia is a traditional, charming village with a powerful and rich history. The route will amaze you as you cross the villages and the winding roads. The air coming from the mountains is so fresh and clean, the ideal environment for all ages. While you enter the village, you see the square with many kafeneia. The square of Agios Georgios is a social place full of life, the right spot to drink a coffee next to the great small church.
The people there are very friendly and warm creating the best atmosphere for the visitor. The village has several shops where you can buy many of their local products. One of them is their local raki. Most of the people, especially the old generations, wear their local clothes (Cretan buggy trousers and boots and heads decorated with black and white nets). On the main road there is a Folk Art Museum that is worth to visit. The best thing to do once you come to the village is to wander around the streets, see the style of the old houses and feel the strong culture. In Anogia you will taste the best dishes of Cretan food. Crete is also famous for its pure products such as olive oil, wine and raki.
I visit Crete every summer for the last 10 years and at least a day excursion to Anogia is necessary every time. It is amazing how in every street of Anogia you listen to the songs of Xilouris, a famous traditional Cretan musician.