When you say to your friends that you go on holidays in Crete they will probably tell you that you should go walk the Samaria gorge! And I agree, but here is what you should know before you book your excursion to the gorge. The entrance of the Samaria gorge is on a hight of […]
Antoninus Pius was emperor of the Roman Empire when the Romans had occupied the island of Crete. That is why you can see his statue on the archeological site of Gortyna. He never visited Crete but he was a very beloved emperor known for his peacefull way of ruling the whole Roman empire of […]
Already during the Minoan time olive oil was made in Crete. The olives were broken by using stones, the olive pulp was mixed with water, put in a press and the mixture that came out of the press was put in basins. As water is heavier than olive oil, the water went down in the […]
The Genesis of form The Genesis of faces and their expressions. The exhibition of MORFOGONIA takes place in the Saint Marc Basilic in Heraklion until 15/9/2018. Masks have always been part of my life and probably of everybody’s life – maybe without noticing – as they can hide and show very well emotions and […]
This is a unique church that was built during the Venetian occupation and was used as a Catholic church. The Ottomans built a minaret next to it and today it is a Greek Orthodox Church.
This is the gate where the lepers where brought too (enchained) to start their new, sad and without any hope, life on the island Spinalonga.
This small video gives you a real picture of the miserable life the lepers had on Spinalonga. These are sad but true images…….