Gate with a View
A view from above, in a long lost Heraklion without cars and cement, with the Turkish Sebil...
Historical Museum of Crete
A walk in Agia Triada
Published in "City Routes"
Just a few steps away from the busy central market of Heraklion there is another city center, forgotten and ignored by the state authorities for…
Agia Ekaterini Museum (St. Catherine)
Agios Thomas and the City of Stone
There is a village, just half an hour away from the city of Heraklion, that hides a hole that leads to Hades, a sanctuary of…
Anopoli - Aradaina: nature, adrenaline and... sfakian pies!
Starting from the touristic portside of Chora Sfakion you cannot imagine that in just a few kilometres away you will arrive at a landscape resembling…
At the summit of Kofinas, like little gods
Hike up the holy summit of Asterousia Mountains and bow before the majesty of the Libyan Sea
Chania: A Journey to your Senses
Choumeriako, the village of the three hills and nineteen churches
Chronaki House: A noble house without nobles
Published in "Inside the Walls"
Lost in oblivion, the magnificent Chronaki House begs for your attention!
Crete or Tuscany?
Discover Agios Fanourios – and Tuscanian landscapes - in Kitharida
DIY Cretan soap
We don’t want to sound like the Portokalos father in ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding’, but did you know that soap also probably came from…
From Anogia to the Plateau of Nida, the den of Zeus
A winter excursion in ancient landscapes, imbued with legends, history and ... snow
Gareth Owens & the secrets of the Disk of Phaistos
Published in "City People"
Every year on the 3rd of July you will find him enjoying a cup of coffee at the same place: the palace of Radamanthys in…
Gate of Agios Georgios
Gavalohori, Apokorona's secret
The villages of the (ex) province of Apokoronas are little treasures that need to be discovered one by one: for their unique colors, nature and…
Kato Simi - Omalos Viannou
Discover one of the most beautiful mountainous landscape of Crete, perhaps the most important pine tree forest of the island and a village full of…
Koules: renovated and open again!
Lakkos: the city’s former underground district
Many locals today pass by the narrow lanes of the district formerly known as "Lakkos" without having any idea of what was here before. Some…
Landing on the mysterious island of Agios Theodoros
A small tour on the lonely island that overlooks the busiest beaches of Chania. The ancient Akoition or Thodorou -as it is commonly known in…
Lato, the powerful ancient city of Mirabello
The best preserved ancient city in Crete rests on the saddle of two hills and overlooks the Gulf of Mirabello.
Maroulas is not adequately advertised but it is a real time machine that takes you back to the Middle Ages, Renaissance and the Ottoman Empire,…
Melidoni cave – Arkadi – Patsiano Gorge
The mainland of Rethymno prefecture hides many secrets waiting to be revealed. Before you rush to its southern coast with the beautiful beaches, consider visiting…
Minoan Civilization, Creep, and Radiohead
Published in "City Docs"
Surrealistic lessons of Minoan history on YouTube
Morosini Fountain behind bars
No more boring holidays!
This summer in Crete will be different: four alternative tourism companies take care of everything and you only need to enjoy!
Posing in front of the city walls
The *NEW* Archaeological Museum of Heraklion
One of the most important museums of Greece, if not Europe, and one of the first in number of visitors in the country, remained partly…
The Carnival of Heraklion: a retro flashback sprinkled with confetti & nostalgia
From the Venetian orange battles to the egg fights of 1924, and from the first carnivals at the end of the Ottoman rule to the…
The lost temple of the Conqueror
The Minoan Palace of Malia
Published in "Presentations"
The third largest Minoan palace of Crete, once ruled by mythical King Sarpedon, overlooks the Cretan Sea with the imposing mountain of Selena in the…
Time travels: Crete in 1935, "without gods"
Vamos: history, nobility, hospitality
The tourist industry in Crete has a dark history, as it is often responsible for the destructive 'modernization' of many traditional villages. Vamos, however, is…
Venetian Harbour: the Fortress of “Koules” & “Neoria” (Arsenals)
Video - time machine: Crete in the 60s
A vintage doc by British Pathé takes us back to Crete in the '60s
Voila, the Medieval habitat of Cretan lords
When you cross the rural settlements of otherworldly Ziros Plateau, it is hard to imagine that once upon a time here lived Venetian lords and…
When Henry Miller sat on the throne of Minos
The incisive descriptions of the famous American writer of his travels in Crete in 1939
Where did the Mosque go?
Ziros Plateau - Into the time machine
Lassithi is one of the less travelled and yet most beautiful regions of Crete (perhaps exactly because it is less travelled!) and the Plateau of…
‘Bains mixtes’ at Heraklion’s portside
Swimming next to the fortress of Koules, diving from the ‘reef of the Monkey’ at the port and daydreaming that one day the city beach…