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  • Eleni at her house in Lakkos, HeraklionEleni at her house in Lakkos, Heraklion© Stylianos Papardelas
Crete as we Live it

Eleni (Lakkos, Heraklion)

"My mother and I were born and raised in Heraklion (Lakkos). I brought up six children, seventeen grandchildren and eight grand-grandchildren. This neighborhood was full of children, I had six, the neighbor eight...

Why were we having so many children?

Back then we didn't have TV neither "book-book" (meaning facebook). I was hugging with my husband, one touch from me, one touch from him... next thing you know I was pregnant! Well that's pretty much it!" 


Photography: Stylianos Papardelas


Story: Cretazine