Cretan grape varieties

Crete is a very fertile island whit a long wine history, in the region of Kato Zakros, (east Crete) the oldest vineyard was found and in Vathipetro (central Crete) the oldest winery in the world!  So Crete has its own grape varieties, the Vilana gives us a white wine, and Liatiko, Kotsifali and Mandilari are used for […]

The Egyptian lighthouse in the Venetian port of Chania

Although the lighthouse was built during the Venetian occupation we call it an Egyptian lighthouse because it was restored by the Egyptians during their rule on Crete from 1830 until 1840, that’s right, during the Ottoman occupation.  It was the Protocol of England that granted Crete to Mehmet Ali who was Regent of Egypt at […]

Map Rethimnon city walk

We start the walk at the parking place of the busses behind the old Venetian port, we leave the parking place and go to the left until we reach the old Venetian port. We walk through the port until the path turns to the left, we go to the right and after 10 meter we […]

Map Chania city walk

We start the walk at the market hall that is a copy of the market hall of Marseille France. We enter the market hall from the south side and leave it at the north side. Walk down the steps and go to the left, you now walk in the Tsouderon street. After about 100 meter […]

Hiking in the Samaria gorge

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 […]

MORFOGONIA

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 […]