Loving Crete Blog

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Frangokastello

 Here is a photograph that I took in the south of Hania province in a tiny village called Frangokastello. Frangokastello means Frankish Castle, actually built by the Venetian occupiers of Crete from the 13th...

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Kalamaki Sunset

Kalamaki, a village just north of Matala on the Messara coastline of Crete is a place that we have known for many years. Just over twenty years ago we, my wife and I, were...

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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 filling of Potamoi Dam

You may remember me writing about the new dam that is designed to provide water for Rethymnon. Well now, at least for about a month or two, the new dam is closed and water is rising....

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More Spring Splendour

I guess that you all know by now that the Island of Crete has a huge number of wildflowers. Many are found only in Crete. It is in the springtime that these flowers mostly...

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Shine on Plakias

Plakias is a nice fairly small beach resort in the south of Crete. All summer long there people sunbathing and a plethora of beach umbrellas. In the early spring, in March, I took this...

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Romiosini – The Memory

I wrote an article a while ago called Romiosini, the soul of Greece and I don’t know how many of you read that article. But it was for real. I spent some time back in the...

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Carnival Day

Tomorrow is clean Monday, the first day of Lent, and the day that all Greeks go and fly a kite on the beach or a high hill. But today, today was Carnival Day. Here...