Cultural values are several different things which significantly influence and co-create the identity of particular areas and demonstrate the creativity and adaptation of a human kind to natural conditions. It can be priceless old knowledge related to plant production, hunting, forestry, food preparation ... to forgotten but important old buildings, technical knowledge, craft products, etc… A bunch of cultural values with development potential discovered in the SY_CULTour pilot areas are presented bellow.
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Cretan Diet is universally known as an ideal nutritional system safeguarding health and longevity. Apart from being a shield of protection, it is also an important cultural heritage comprising all stages of production and consumption of food.
The kafeneia (coffee houses) of the Cretan countryside are places of social gathering, communication and dialogue; they function according to special customary laws, serve coffee and local drinks, even simple local food. For the foreign visitor the kafeneion is a good way to get acquainted with the small rural societies of the island.
The olive tree has been cultivated for at least 3.500 years. The vast olive groves are among the basic characteristic features of the Cretan landscape. The experience and knowledge gained constitute a precious cultural heritage.
On Crete there survive more than 800 wall painted Byzantine churches; they are an invaluable religious, cultural and artistic treasure.
The Apostle Paul stayed in a small natural cave, at the bay of Kali Limenes (Fair Havens) when the ship conveying him to Rome got caught in a tempest and ran aground there. The cave has been transformed into a church and has been dedicated to the Apostle of the Nations.