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 […]

The statue of Antoninus in Gortyna

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 […]

Old olive mill

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 […]

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 […]

Saint Nicolas Splantzia Chania

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.      

Spinalonga

Everything started here hundreds of years ago when fortifications were built on the island during the ancient Greek period. These fortifications were built to protect the port of the city Olous that was built during the Dorien occupation 500 – 69BC. During the Venetian occupation (1204 to 1669) the fortresses and fortifications that you can […]