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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Exploring Theriso

Exploring Theriso

A pilgrimage to the heart of Cretan history by Michael Sweet With its dramatic mountain backdrop the tiny village of Theriso, 16 km south of Chania, is a delight to visit all year. But trust the locals; winter is the…

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Four Traditional Crafts Of Chania

Four Traditional Crafts of Chania

Crete is famous for handcrafted tradition since the time of the Minoans. Most people visiting the island do not realize that the advanced Bronze Age civilization was built upon a sustainable agrarian society that supported huge palaces and stunning advancements. Moreover, it is this rural heritage that is carried forward in the local handicrafts we find in and around Chania today.

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