Chestnut Festival at Prassas

30 October 2007, by

The small village of Prassas shows off its chestnut produce and offers up hospitality as part of an annual Chestnut Festival, running in the final days of October. Visitors can expect lots of savory treats including roasted chestnuts offered up along with plenty of traditional drink and food.

The party goes late into the night… stick around long enough and you may get to witness another spectacle intertwined deeply with local traditional celebrations: gunshots fired up into the air. (It’s a little disputed “fact” that all Cretans stockpile small, personal armaments of firearms… in case the Germans try to return.)