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 […]
27 October 2018 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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
Elke maandag ga ik naar het zuiden van Kreta waar een heel rustig en mooi klooster staat waar nog 5 monniken wonen. De monniken hebben hier een mooi folkore museum ingericht waar deze oude olijfpers staat.
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 […]
Today the 2 cyclones Xenophon and Zorbas met each other in Crete, while a big storm was expected, these two just had an ancient greek flirt and left us with some beautiful white clouds! 😉
A lot of people who come to Crete want to walk the famous Samaria gorge, but not everybody has the strength to walk 16km over rocks and stones and pebbles, starting at a hight of 1200 meter and walking down untill sea level. That is why we have these mules here, they are empty today […]
According to the weather forecast we will have a big storm in Crete today! But will it come? We had some rain tonight here in the village Fodele but now it is very quiet and calm here, is this the silence before the storm????