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Raki – All you ever need to know

People have been producing Raki for centuries in Crete, Greece. The production of Raki is an ancient practice and involves a unique distillation process that sets it apart from other spirits. The first step...

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Michael Ventris, who was he?

Michael Ventris was a British architect and linguist who made an extraordinary contribution to the field of archaeology and philology. He is best known for his groundbreaking decipherment of Linear B, an ancient script...

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The Jalopy

Here in Crete we have a fairly large collection of jalopies – most of them still on the road. Some of them go back forty years and consist basically of a rotovator without the...

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The Story of – Kandanos

and its return to life There is a large village in the southwestern central area of Crete which is called Kandanos. You can get there by following the route to Palaiochora. You will find...

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The Amari Valley

Lotus Land – The Amari Valley If you drive or take a bus from Rethymno south through Spili to Agia Galini or the Messara Plain, you will completely miss the Amari Valley. Likewise, if..., pub-8270586433851417, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0