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Monday March 27th 2017

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When a Castle is Not a Castle

When a Castle is Not a Castle

Since the morning breeze is mild, we decide to visit the nearby island of Anti­paros. Wind can be an important consideration in such matters. Because the ferry that plies the channel between Paros and Anti­paros is small and flat-bottomed, high winds assure a bumpy passage. We drive to the landing at Pounda, leave the car [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]

Wrong Road Journey

Wrong Road Journey

After our visit to the archeological museum in Iraklion, we decided to go to the source of its treasures – the fabulous Palace of Knossos. To beat the traffic and the mid-morning sun, we arose early and drove west towards Iraklion on the new national highway. Arriving at the city limits, we started looking for [Read More]

Towers of Naxos, Part 2

Towers of Naxos, Part 2

We begin the day with preparations for another journey through the hill country of Naxos in search of old fortified towers built by the Venetians. Immediately after leaving the main ring road of Naxos Town we are traveling through rich farm country, where vegetables, olives and wine grapes are grown commercially. This is important to [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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