The Municipality of Rethymno revives one of its oldest cultural institutions, “The Cretan Diet Festival”. The events are clearly oriented to the promotion of awarded Cretan products, especially the local wine. The Cretan Diet has long been hailed as healthy, based on the high-fibre fresh fruits, vegetables and pulses, as well as on fresh fish and diary products. The Festival is organized every July. Its a week full of tastes, colours and music showcasing high-quality Cretan products. During the events are offered:
- Trade fares of Cretan Products
- Food and wine seminars where visitors can be informed by experts about the methods of production, their attributes, their high quality standards and their health benefits.
- Special menus offered by restaurants and hotels based on local products and ingredients.
- Many more cultural events with the participation of well-known Cretan artists as well as from the rest of Greece.