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Road to Ayios Nikolaos

Road to Ayios Nikolaos

During a journey last year to the Venetian fortress of Spinalonga, we passed through the town of Ayios Nikolaos (called “AgNik” by foreign residents), but didn’t visit. Since it is just off the E75 highway and has an archaeological collection, we decide to take a day trip on the KTEL (public) bus. After a light [Read More]

Volcano and Legend

Volcano and Legend

Saturday morning finally arrives and it is time for us to say goodbye to Pavlos and Eva, and begin our voyage northward into the Cycladic islands. Pavlos drives us to the port of Iraklion to catch the ferry, talking all the while about political cronyism and the ecological damage caused by uncontrolled tourism — which [Read More]

Archaeology Basics

Archaeology Basics

Having visited many ancient sites over the years, we feel it might be helpful to tell you a bit more about archaeology. Most of you have seen archaeologists in movies, which depict the exciting Indiana Jones and Lara Croft methods of finding lost treasures. As you might expect, those film stars could not be farther [Read More]

Dark and Mysterious Places

Dark and Mysterious Places

There are over 3,000 caves in Crete (a tribute to nature’s flair for interior decoration), and many are of great archaeological and historical interest. We don’t have time to explore even a small portion of these. However, any inquiry into ancient Crete must include caves – so we decide to visited a few during our [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]

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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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