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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]

Visit to a Small Town

Visit to a Small Town

On the Gulf of Mirabello, not far from Ayios Nikolaos, is a lesser known Minoan site that is really quite fascinating. Though it is relatively small, Gournia is a fine example of a Minoan town – and that is a rare thing. The more famous excavations on Crete – Knossos, Festos, Zakros and others – [Read More]

Arrival on Crete

Arrival on Crete

The journey from Seattle to Crete is a major challenge under the best conditions. In travel time it seems halfway around the world – 12 to 13 hours from Seattle to London (depending on airport security), 10 hours waiting at Heathrow for the Athens plane, a 4-hour flight to Athens, 3 hours of waiting for [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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