A WALK IN – POMBIA ROUTE No2
STARTING POINT: park of the village – ARRIVAL POINT: amphitheatre of Community’s office
02 July 2021
From park of the village to amphitheatre of Community’s office
A walk starting from the park of the village and going to the small amphitheatre of the Office of Community.
#Discover Historical places and people
#Share personal stories
#taste traditional recipes
A group of people with whom share the walk (friends or strangers, as you like)
Curiosity, Open sight
Appetite for tasting traditional recipes.
Before starting the walk, taste the traditional drink of Crete, raki (tsikoudia).
SUGGESTION TO ENJOY THE WALK
Be ready to drink some raki in order to enjoy the walk and taste the cheese or herbs’ pie.
Very close to the park is the house Michail Korakas, Chief of the Cretan Revolution against the Turks in 1821
Don’t forget to pass by the first and the oldest café of the village. Of course you can only see the ruins but maybe a local can tell you about the big fiestas of the members of the political party of E. Venizelos who were gathering there.
Ask for the traditional recipy of tzoulamas, a pie that combines rice, chicken and the sweet taste of dried grapes. If you visit the village during the Greek Haloween that’s for sure you are going to taste it.
In Pombia there is a huge music tradition. Many people that play lyra, laouto, mantolino, come from the village and a lot of stories from the old times about big parties in the main square of the village, next to the Office of the Community have been transmitted from one generation to the other. One of the most important music families is the one of Foustanides.