Revealing Crete’s Wild Winter Flora

Revealing Crete’s wild winter flora

From its windswept seashores to high mountain pastures, even in winter, Crete’s gorgeous wild flowers have always beckoned nature lovers. But you don’t have to be an expert botanist to marvel at these delicate highlights of the Cretan landscape. While…

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Georgioupoli In History

Georgioupoli in history

Why George? Giorgos (George) is one of Greece’s most popular christian names, but which particular George gave his name to the village of Georgioupoli? Well it’s to do with a vital chapter in the story of modern Crete. Once known…

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Diving For The Divine

Diving for the Divine

Theophania and the Blessing of the Waters by Michael Sweet January 6th is a special date in the Christian calendar, particularly for the Greek Orthodox faith. The 12th day of Christmas marks Epiphany - the celebration of Christ’s baptism and…

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A Time For Pomegranates

A Time for Pomegranates

Welcoming the New Year in Greece by Michael Sweet There’s one ornament you can’t miss on the shelves of Greek gift shops at this time of year. Usually made of china, it’s a pomegranate - [Ρόδι (rodi) in Greek, Ρόγδι…

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Traditional Cretan Christmas Table

Traditional Cretan Christmas Table

During Christmas, every sub-region of Greece has its traditional food favorites. From the age-old tradition of the Choirosfagia to the fantastic textures and seasonal sweets, Crete has a long-standing Christmas culinary tradition. For the people of Crete, and those visitors lucky enough to share in these festivities, the season of abundance is unbelievably rich.

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