The last preparations

Sipping my mountain tea I’m preparing the tea box that I will use on Monday the 22 during a test drive of the Rethimnon livecretealive day trip!!

Nearly there

The 2 ‘livecretealive exclusive day trips’ I want to provide are nearly ready, I only have to collect some of the attributes needed. Yes attributes, because these are no sit, visit, listen and look day trips, it are do, feel, experience and learn day trips with a lot of fun and NO STRESS AT ALL.

The Loquat fruit

When you’re in Crete at the beginning of May you see this kind of tree with it’s yellow fruit everywhere. It has a yellow fruit that has a sweet taste when it’s ripe.

It’s one of the few fruit trees that cary ripe fruit at that time of the year and it is very easy to eat. You should peel the fruit and eat its flesh, it has some dark brown seeds inside that you should not eat.

The video below shows you more about these loquats.

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 had no rules, no bills and no restrictions. They were free people living from nature in nature.

Every year now you have the chance to relive the hippie atmosphere here in Matala, every third weekend of June there is a hippie festival where ‘everything’ is allowed.

When I go to Matala I usually have lunch in Taverne Minos Palace, Stefanos cooks here for 24 years now, no need to say more about it’s kitchen. The staff is very friendly and professional too, just give it a try, you won’t be disappointed.

Gortyn’s olive tree

This olive tree probably saw the Romans build the tempel and odeon in the ancient city of Gortyna during the first century AD. But it also saw the city being destroyed by the Arabs in 828AD. After this destruction live was quiet around it, and then from the 19th century on escavations started in the area and the tree came to its right as all these years it was embrasing and protecting a pillar put there by the Romans.