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- Experience the Crete kafeneion.
The kafeneion (coffee shop) is a age-old institution in Crete. Village life centers around these places. If you find yourself in a small village stop and have a coffee, a beer, a raki, or an ouzo at one.
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- Cretan komboloi (worry beats).
Cretans are relaxing using the traditional komboloi.You find cretan kombolois in tourist shops.
- Greek periptero (kiosk) .
Small kiosks usually in the middle of pavements with cigarettes,
press,magazines,chocolates,postcards, water, maps, cookies,crisps, cold drinks, phone cards etc.It consists of a wooden box with small windows on 3 sides and a door at the back with only a chair for the operator who does business through the small windows while being seated
Enjoy the Greek coffee.One cup of Greek coffee every day is strongly recommended by the doctors against heart diseases.Greek coffee (also called Ellinikós kafes) is similar to Turkish coffee, in that they're both made on a stovetop using unfiltered coffee grounds. This type of coffee might also be called Arabic, Cypriot, Armenian, or Bosnian coffee, but there are slight differences in the method depending on the country. Greek coffee is thick, foamy, and made with coffee beans that have been ground to a powder. Unlike American coffee, Greek coffee is meant to be sipped and enjoyed over many hours.
Greek coffe recipie:
2 ounces (59 ml) water
1 heaping teaspoon (2 g) Greek coffee
½ to 2 teaspoons (2.5 to 10 g) sugar, to taste
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