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Kazantzakis – the grave

Nicos Kazantzakis was probably the greatest author to be born on the island of Crete. His books included Zorba the Greek to Freedom or Death. His book, The Last Temptation, was banned by the...

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Zorba’s Dance

I really love this clip from Zorba the Greek. It is the final moments in the film following the enormous disaster that Zorba caused running logs from the monastery on top of the hill...

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Lassithi

High in the mountains of Crete, there is a plateau that once, some years ago, was famous for windmills. The scene of so many fluttering windmills was a sight to see. It used to...

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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....