Posts Tagged ‘tomato’

Timbaki Market

September 9, 2011 Leave a comment

Every Saturday, the market hits Timbaki, a town about 40 minutes drive away. In the dusty chaos you are greeted with mounds of local honey, fruit and veg, street corner souvlaki (kebabs), snails, and lots and lots of shoes! Compared to all the other prices over in Crete, it is a bargain. (it is really, really expensive here, petrol: €1.87, yoghurt & honey: €4.50, coffee: €2.50. It is no wonder that all the taverna’s are empty. Tourists are coming, but nobody is spending.

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Tomato Festival

August 8, 2011 1 comment

It’s not quite like in Spain, but there is a local tomato festival in one of the nearby play centres (the equivalent of an outdoor Pirates Paradise). As well as the usual donkey rides, face painting and dolly making, the “under 6 wrestling in tomato sauce” must rank as one of the more bizarre events. In the UK you would be sectioned for organising it, we just felt really uncomfortable.


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