Traveling Classroom Foundation
Tuesday May 30th 2017

‘Culture’ Archives

Making Olive Oil

Making Olive Oil

While the morning air is still cool, we are off on a hike through the three villages above Limin Hersonisou. Just downhill from our apartment, we pass the olive oil factory (now a stylish café) on the central street of the village. It makes us wonder where the local farmers have their olives processed these [Read More]

Evolution of a Village

Evolution of a Village

For the past five years, the village of Koutouloufari has been our home away from home whenever we are visiting Crete. While very familiar to us, it is also something of a mystery. So we decide to learn more about it. Koutouloufari on the lower slope of Mt. Harakas, above Limin Hersonossou According to local [Read More]

Greek Festival

Greek Festival

Since our arrival on Paros, the temperature has been climbing and the wind diminishing. Our friend Lambis says it is much worse in Athens, where people have died of heat stroke. We are thankful the sea is only about 60 feet from our door, which gives us the option of jumping into the water several [Read More]

The Last Fortress

The Last Fortress

The longest surviving Venetian fortress on Crete is on a rocky island not far from the Lisithi provincial capital of Ayios Nikolaos. We departed in the morning, traveling east on the new national road, which parallels the northern coast of the island from one end to the other. Although the road is very good, it [Read More]

Bull Leaping

Bull Leaping

Minoan lifestyle was the envy of the ancient world. Their merchant marine fleet traded throughout the Mediterranean, from the ports of Anatolia (modern Turkey) to the shores of Africa. Even the great Egyptian empire relied heavily on regular shipments of goods brought across the sea by Minoan ships. All of this commercial activity produced great [Read More]

 Page 3 of 5 « 1  2  3  4  5 »

Latest Topics

Warrior Monks of Crete

Warrior Monks of Crete

A road trip with friends took us to the south coast of Crete and a monastery famous for much more than religious [Read More]

Creativity and the Stone House

Creativity and the Stone House

What is creativity? It is the act of turning a unique idea into something we can see, hear, smell, touch, or taste. We [Read More]

Windy Island — Day 1: Tradition

Windy Island — Day 1: Tradition

Traveling with Cretan friends, we boarded a ferry at the port of Iraklion bound for Karpathos — an island at the [Read More]

Windy Island — Day 2: History

Windy Island — Day 2: History

On our second day, we looked forward to exploring towns in the southern part of Karpathos.  All of these are very old, [Read More]

Windy Island — Day 3: Here and Now

Windy Island — Day 3: Here and Now

Shortly after breakfast, we walked up the street to an old stone well to meet our bus.  Pigadia is known for its wells [Read More]

El Greco: Old Becomes New

El Greco: Old Becomes New

Driving west of Iraklion on the E75 highway, we turned southward toward Fodele (pronounced Foe-deh-lay). The road runs [Read More]

Shadow Theater

Shadow Theater

Brightly colored posters went up last week announcing the “shadow theater” was coming to our village. Long before [Read More]

Insider

Archives