Beautiful Cretan Village Celebrates Past Professions (video)



Βατευτηριο, Greek term describing the place used for animal breeding and mating.

Avdou is a small village of only 500 people located approximately 40 kilometers (24 miles) east of Heraklion, the capital city of Crete. The tiny hamlet and its inhabitants are proud to maintain some of the oldest traditions of the island.

In the alleyways of the beautiful village, everybody can enjoy views of the past. Almost every house and every shop in the small town has a traditional sign of professions of the past, many of which have long been abandoned or replaced by more modern occupations.

This unique spectacle is an idea of the inhabitants and the cultural association of the village to remember the old and to teach the younger generations about their rich heritage — a perfect combination of tradition and craft.

See the video below