Beyiri is situated on the pedestrian street under Fortezza fortress

"Beyiri", a cooperative grocery store in Rethymno

Published in "Cretan Tales"
‘Self-organization’, ‘autonomy’, ‘horizontal structure’...these terms we hear more and more often in Greece inspired a group of young people in Rethymno to create ‘Beyiri’, a…
The bench of the cooperative 'Apo Koinou'|So many carob products!|Alternative musical instruments by Sifis|Sifis posing with his creations

A feast of the commons in Heraklion!

Published in "Inside the Walls"
Benches and tents lie on the ground dismantled and Georgiadis park gradually returns to its regular state. We can’t say the same for us though!…
In Aradaina you will find the highest bridge for bungee jumping in Greece. Jump if you dare!

Anopoli - Aradaina: nature, adrenaline and... sfakian pies!

Published in "Island Routes"
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…
The rugs of Aretousa (Archanes)|Aretousa weavers (Archanes)|Some of Aretousa's creations (Archanes)|The creations of Eleni Kouides (Argyroupoli)|The creations of Eleni Kouides (Argyroupoli)|The impressive workshop of Eleni Kouides (Argyroupoli)|The colorful yarns of kurelu (Pyrgos)!|The modern bags of Angeliki (Kurelu creations, Pyrgos)||Mitos weaving (Houdetsi)|Proud weaver next to her creations (Pyrgou Weaving Center)|Cretaions of the Pyrgou Weaving Center|Pyrgou Weaving Center|Houdetsi Weaving Center|Houdetsi Weaving Center|Houdetsi Weaving Center|Into the threads!|Houdetsi Weaving Center||

Cretazine presents: The revolution of the loom!

Published in "Cretan Tales"
From the time when Penelope longed for the return of Ulysses, furiously embroidering in her sewing room, to the times when our witty grandmothers made…
Yakinthia, concert outside the chapel|Casa dei Meizzo Festival, in a wonderful setting|Classical music and cicadas|In 'En Oiko' you will find all kinds of natural products|Some of the things you can find in 'En Oiko'||Georgiadis Park becomes a vibrant festival venue|Free wine and let the party begin!|You can fill your own bottle in many times as you want!|There is no Yakinthia without Psarantonis|A new festival is born!

Crete of Festivals: Summer 2013

Published in "Crete 360°"
Every year the cultural map of Crete dramatically changes, a sign that the island is inhabited by many creative people. New and old events appear…
Houdetsi Festival, perhaps the best festival of Crete

Crete of Festivals: Summer 2014

Published in "Crete 360°"
Every year the cultural map of Crete dramatically changes, a sign that the island is inhabited by many creative people. New and old events appear…
DIY soap, the Cretan way!|You'll need olive oil of good quality

DIY Cretan soap

Published in "Cretan Tales"
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…
Carobs, carob flour and carob bread!||||||

Make your own bread with carob flour

Published in "Cretan Tales"
The editors of Cretazine raised their sleeves, kneaded and baked their own carob bread. Be like the editors of Cretazine.
Because summer loves action!|A trip to Lefka Ori by Petassos travel|Revealing the secrets of cretan gastronomy|Sailing the cretan sea on a budget!|Cycling at the southern mountain range of Europe!|Looking for "fairies" at Selakano forest|Meet locals, learn about the cretan culture!|Asterousia mountains, a wild scenery for cycling|Where wild cretan nature meets history!|Cretan flavors and colors by Cretan Paths

No more boring holidays!

Published in "Crete 360°"
This summer in Crete will be different: four alternative tourism companies take care of everything and you only need to enjoy!
The neoclassic building of Ploumi!|With good company work gets done...|Christina came to stay...||Kallia is a musician and Christoforos a computer engineer. Together they work miracles!|Giorgos from Archanes project and young Konstantina|One thing is for sure, this shop will never run our of music!|What's on the menu today?|How can we do an interview without food?

Ploumi: a cooperative cafe & grocery store ‘blooms’ in Archanes

Published in "Cretan Tales"
In spring flowers bloom and with them blooms love, dreams and ideas. "Ploumi" blooms, the bushy endemic plant of Crete that our grandmothers and grandfathers…
Counting the alcohol proof of the 'water that burns'||||||||

Raki Party

Published in "Cretan Tales"
November in Crete means rainy evenings accompanied by distilled grape juice, grilled meat, roasted potatoes and good friends gathering together to perform the ritual of …
Try the tastes of Crete, and take them back with you!

Souvenir Hunting in Heraklion

Published in "What to buy"
Souvenir-hunting is a typical activity for most tourists - and in Heraklion all trails lead to the center!
The 'Little Cafe' in Kallikratis welcomes you!|The herbal goodies of 'Little Cafe'|A herbal sanctuary in the middle of nowhere|The Cretan Far West welcomes you|Cretan mountain tea (aka malotira) in Kallikratis|Mr. Yiannis in action!|Red hot chilli peppers anyone?|Passing the knowledge to the new generation|A few of the things you will find in Kouses|Cretan cuisine & Cretan herbs in Tsakalakis' cafe|Welcome to Nivritos|For the cold winter days & nights...|Yes, you may also order a coffee (Nivritos)

The herbal ‘sanctuaries’ of Crete

Published in "Crete 360°"
In Crete you can easily find tasty food, great wine and good company. Finding good herbs to drink as an infusion or buy, however, can…
Little villagers in action!

The kids of Zoniana dance 'a capella'

Published in "Cretan Tales"
A cute, surrealistic dance...the things you may see at a 'Shepherd and Cheese Festival'!
Verbascum Creticum or "Papari tou Tragou"

The Natural Pharmacy of Crete

Published in "Crete 360°"
You walk in the mountains of Crete and you think the place is full of dry bushes of no interest whatsoever. Think again....almost everything that…
Φάτε μάτια (κι όχι μόνο) ψάρια!

The Open Air Markets of Heraklion

Published in "Inside the Walls"
Apart from the charity and art bazaars that sprout every once in a while in parks and squares, the permanent bazaars were always here as…
Recording the sound of wime|||||

The sound of wine

Published in "Cretan Tales"
Stella Vassilaki guides us in a journey of flavors and sounds, where the sweetest harmonies emerge from a rare orchestration of scents and musical instruments.