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Festival

Festival

On the Greek Orthodox calendar, this day marks ‘The Assumption’ – when the devout believe Mary (the mother of Jesus) was taken to heaven. It is one of the major religious festivals in Greece, as many thousands of people attend religious services and celebrations. Mary is a holy figure for Greeks, not only as the [Read More]

Passage to Paros

Passage to Paros

Departing for Paros, our ferry moves away from the quay and motors slowly across the caldera of the Theran volcano. With all the ships coming and going, I expect the speed limit within the harbor is strictly enforced. At the northern end of the island we pass beneath the town of Oia perched on the [Read More]

Paros – A Bit of History

Paros – A Bit of History

The morning after the great pageant in Tinos we pack our bags and drive into town to return our rental car. The rental agency is kind enough to store our luggage for the morning (the ferry is not due in until 12:40). We explore the Tinian archeological museum, which has a few interesting exhibits, but [Read More]

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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]

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