Plot for sale in Archanes

The village Archanes is a traditional Cretan village with a typical village square with kafeneio and tavernes that are visited very often by cretans from the city of Heraklion. The village is surrounded by hills and on one of these hills a friend of mine has a plot for sale.  From the plot you have […]

NO! in honor of all the fights the Greeks and Cretans fought to have a free Country

Every year again since 28 October 1944  the NO parade is walked in every city, town and village in Greece. Several days before, practices are made, so that those walking the parade will show the honor that is brought to all who have lost their life in any war, during any occupation or fighting any revolt […]

The Cucuteni Culture

A few weeks ago a met a very friendly and interesting couple from Roumenië who participated in some of my excursions. On the last stop of the last excursion they made with me we sat together for a coffee and started talking about our interests in history and culture. During this conversation they showed me […]

Fodele dorp (met video)

Het dorp Fodele is een aangenaam typisch Kretenzisch dorp waar de meeste mensen van de landbouw leven, het is het enige dorp in de provincie Heraklion waar sinaasappelen geteeld worden.  Het heeft ongeveer 600 inwoners waaronder een zeventigtal kinderen die hier naar de lagere school kunnen gaan en die voor hun middelbare studies naar Heraklion […]

The caves in Matala

Matala is a small village at the south side of Crete, where the Lybian sea is, there is a beautiful bay there with a sandy beach. The beach and the caves of Matala are well known all over the world because during the 1960s and ’70s hippies from all over the world lived there. They […]