It is 3 weeks ago that I left my beautiful home in Fodele and I miss it already.
Fodele is a typical Cretan village and my house is built outside of the village with great view over it. The house is also surrounded by orange trees which give me every spring a great view and a lovely blossom smell every time I open my balcony door.
What is amazing here during summer time is that twice a day swallows come to the pool to drink water or to bath here. Even while you are swimming in the pool, they come along to have their bath.
Yesterday in the early evening I was talking over the phone to a friend of mine when the church bells started sounding, wondering why, he told me that on the 3 of November Saint George methystis is celebrated. A bit a strange name for a saint as ‘o methystis means’ the drunk one.
I know, the Greeks have a lot of saints, they have more than one saint Georges and even more virgin Maries etc… The story of this Saint George is quit simple, the 3th of November is the day that the wine barrels are opened as the wine is ready to be consumed and has to be tasted. The 3th of November is also the celebration day of Saint George and as the Greeks celebrate this day with tasting wine this particular Saint George is called now Saint George the Methystis as a lot of people get drunk on that day So Yamas!
I’m sooooooo exited today, I went for a short trip to the Melidoni cave and village with a friend of mine, we were only away for 3 hours but we saw so many beautiful and unexpected things, that I’m thinking about making this trip one of the short (up to 6 hours) excursions I’m preparing for next year!
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 a stunning view as you can see in the video below.
It has already a small stone building where one can spend the day and relax.
This plot is a good investment as it can be used to build a traditional taverne on it or some rooms, appartements or a villa for tourist purposes. This place will be loved by tourists because of its view but also because it has no neighbours at all and nobody can take the view away as no building can be built in front of the plot.
The plot has a surface of 2478.71 sq meter and one can build on a surface of 200 sq meter.
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 that has taken place in Greece.
In the cities children, students, the army, firemen, volunteers from the Red Cross and other humanist organizations take part in the parade. In the small villages the children of the nuresery and primery school are the heroes of the day!
today for the last time this year I will tell some of my stories to the guests who come with me on my excursion. It has been a good season for me, I have met some very nice and interesting people on my trips and I had a nice variety of excursions, every day of the week I could tell another story to all these people who were interested in the beauty, history, religion and culture of this beautiful island.
I will still be sharing information with you on my blog in winter but as today is my last excursion day I want to thank you all for following me and sending me messages (I hope you will continue during winter because I love it ♥), and also want to wish you a Cretan winter, a good health and nice trips where ever you go!!