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…
In venetian times the street was called "Ruga Maistra"||

25th of August street

Published in "What to see"
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!…
Colors in the ruins. And suddenly, they are brought back to life!|Noble house of Bey Shekeria|Palmeti fountain next to a "paste-up"|Ntentidakidon street|19th century architecture at Mavrogenous str.|The old hamam in Bey Shekeria noble house|The small lane you have to take in order to get to noble house of Bey Shekeria

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…
A walk on the venetian walls||

A walk on the Venetian walls of Heraklion

Published in "City Routes"
The Venetian walls of Heraklion surround the old city, Chandax. What most people don’t know (including locals) is that these walls constitute the largest fortification…
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Ariadne's Thread and the art of "kopaneli" as prêt à porter

Published in "City People"
Somewhere between New Dehli, London and Heraklion, Akanksha found a new creative crossroad and led fashion design to a new direction.
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Car Free Day Celebration (Chania)

Published in "What's on now"
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Car Free Day Celebration (Chania)

Published in "What's on now"
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Car Free Day Celebration (Chania)

Published in "What's on now"
Chania: A Journey to your Senses

Chania: A Journey to your Senses

Published in "Crete 360°"
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 Dafnes...as 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…
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Dan Perjovschi, timelessness, ephemerality and "Mesogeios"

Published in "Inside the Walls"
Dan Perjovschi is an artist whose work has been exhibited in the most important Biennale festivals and some of the greatest museums and art galleries…
Live perfomances by local bands in 'Palio Lido'|Lyra and violin, side by side!|||"The kangoors" a popular local band||Neske from Amsterdam playing the violin!|

From the coast of Asterousia to the center of Heraklion: An ode to Cretan summer magic

Published in "Cretan Tales"
Who said multiculturalism and variety is a ‘privilege’ of large urban centers? The whole island Crete in the summer becomes the ultimate culture hub for…
Relaxing on the grass||

Georgiadis park

Published in "Inside the Walls"
"Wanna go to the park?" This is a classic line of ‘Herakliotians’ that needs no further clarification. Simply because there is no other park in…
The sleepless guard of Heraklion|||The wooden ramp ensures wheelchair access to the monument|The canons of La Therese|||The view through the Gate of the Galleys|

Koules: renovated and open again!

Published in "What to see"
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Neighborhood Celebration in Agia Triada

Published in "What's on now"
New kids on the square

New kids on the square

Published in "City Docs"
'Kids play' at Eleftherias Square, bringing to life the joyless marbles...
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!
Project: Chaos

Project: Chaos

Published in "City Docs"
"Rodon Amaranton" (18th Century) and Kapralos' Pieta|Tsarouchis' “The Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian”|The self-lit icons seem to float in a fully black background

Six centuries of religious art, plus half a century of Modern Greek art at the Historical Museum of Crete

Published in "Inside the Walls"
We were lucky enough to enjoy a private tour at the two new exhibitions of the Historical Museum of Crete -before the official opening on…
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!
Our summer addiction within the walls - literally!||

Summer cinema in the bastion of Bethlehem

Published in "Inside the Walls"
An open cinema within the Venetian walls: our summer addiction
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Survival Guide

Published in "Survival Guide"
So you're here in Heraklion, and you can’t wait to explore the city, the whereabouts, the whole island. We collected all the useful information for…
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Swap not Shop

Published in "What's on now"
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The Carnival of Heraklion: a retro flashback sprinkled with confetti & nostalgia

Published in "Unknown City"
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…
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…
The new facade of Vikelea library|||

Vikelea Library

Published in "Inside the Walls"
For many years it stood hidden behind metal plates covered with graffiti and cheesy posters. Today, the historic Vikelea Library is fully renovated, but still…
Swimming in front of Fytaki Megaron (today Megaron Hotel)||||

‘Bains mixtes’ at Heraklion’s portside

Published in "Unknown City"
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…