Rethymno Adventures: Spili

Rethymno adventures: Spili

Midway between Rethymno and Agia Galini the pretty village of Spili is a relaxing, rejuvenating place. Authentic and largely untouched by major tourist developments, (apart the coaches that bring day-trippers on their way to and from the south coast) Spili…

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Raki: The Spirit Of Crete

Raki: the spirit of Crete

October sees one of the great annual rituals of Crete performed: it’s the month when the year’s raki production is begun. The process for making the fiery alcoholic liquor served after almost every meal in Crete has been the same…

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November In Crete: A Time For Olives

November in Crete: a time for olives

This month a ritual takes place on the island that dates back thousands of years. From November the olive harvest begins, and the age-old tradition for extracting the year’s olive oil gets underway. Across Crete nets are laid in olive…

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