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Akrotiri – A Detective Story

Akrotiri – A Detective Story

While visiting Thera, I really should tell you about Akrotiri – a city buried in ash during the Bronze Age volcanic eruption that destroyed the island (see Volcano and Legend). It is a sort of detective story, which begins with the finding of small clues. The detective is a Greek archaeologist named Spyridon Marinatos. Many [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]

Palace at the Beach

Palace at the Beach

East of Hersonisos, situated near the sea on a rich agricultural plain that extends to the Lisithi Mountains, is the Minoan palace of Malia. While it is not as large and famous as Knossos, the palace was an important food production center and a major port for sea trade in ancient days. After experiencing the [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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