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Anoghia / Crete

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Michalis Skoulas' Kafenion

by the lower square of the mountain village of ▶ Anoghia on the island of ▶ Crete is at the first glance quite an ordinary traditional kafenion, and on the second glance as well.
 
That is what makes it particular: This kafenion has as yet not been conquered by tourism.

Tourists are welcome as well as Cretan customers are, however they will always remain guests.

Just as in every other proper kafenion there is coffee on offer (the strong black stuff from the very small cups, with the grounds on the bottom). It comes with a glass of water.
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photo The other classical beverage which must not miss in a Cretan kafenion is named Tsikoudia. It is made out of the pomace which remains when pressing the grapes, and has about 40 % of alcohol.

Tsikoudia is also known as "Raki" but that is a Turkish word from the occupation period.

It is always served with some olives, some pieces of cucumber, and/or some dried bread as in Crete, they will never drink any alcohol "dry".
 
Since more and more tourists find the way to Anoghia, Michalis also offers beers and several soft drinks.

In wintertime, locals and guest sit together inside around the old wood-burning stove, and in summertime outside under some shady trees.

In Crete, there are however quite a few kafenions which have their own Internet presentations.