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!…
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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.
Around the world...in Crete!

Around the world...in Crete!

Published in "Crete 360°"
Another promotional video produced by the Region of Crete that attempts to show the complex character of the island in a witty way, with humor…
Chania: A Journey to your Senses

Chania: A Journey to your Senses

Published in "Crete 360°"
Από τη Γενεύη, στον Άγιο Σύλλα|The venetian walls of Heraklion

Charles Weber and the "charming chaos" of Heraklion

Published in "City People"
Charles Weber is Swiss but lives in Crete for the past 10 years more or less. His photographic lens captures the most secluded corners of…
Chris Paterakis (Kallergis Mountain Refuge, Chania)

Chris Paterakis (Kallergis Mountain Refuge, Chania)

Published in "Humans of Crete"
Psarogiorgis in Catalan tv|Teaching cretan music at a local conservatory||

Cretan music travels to Catalonia

Published in "Cretan Tales"
A group of Catalans struggling to tame classic Cretan melodies with their vocal chords, testing the ‘five steps’ of pentozalis at the same time. Mission…
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…
Arrow guided tours!

Crete 360°: A photographic journey

Published in "Crete 360°"
A photographic project about Crete that came to us from Germany. Because, even virtual trips sometimes are enough to make our day!
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…
Crete: The island inside us!

Crete: The island inside us!

Published in "Crete 360°"
The new tourist campaign of Crete has humor, imagination and a lot of daydreaming
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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…
DAULUTE: Yiannis Papatzanis, Yiorgos Zacharioudakis and Dimitris Sideris|||||

Daulute: as tabor, flute and lute

Published in "Cretan Tales"
Ancient instruments for primordial music, reinvented through endless experimentations and improvisations for the modern world. ‘Daulute’ is a music group that ‘refreshes’ the Cretan music…
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…
Efthimis creates in his own studio||||||||||

Efthimis Mohianakis: painter, graffiti & tattoo artist

Published in "City People"
We all knew Efthimis as a graffiti artist that has left his personal ‘signature’ in many corners of the city of Heraklion. Lately, he started…
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…
The highest working employee of Crete|Sunset and fog over Samaria gorge|Kallergi refuge... by night!||Feeding the vultures of Samaria|A snowy selfie of the refuge-man|Watching mountaineering movies at night

Interview: the “highest working” employee in Crete, at Kallergi refuge!

Published in "Crete in action"
Christos Paterakis is the 'key keeper' of Kallergi refuge in the winter season. This honor was bestowed upon him by the Greek Mountaineering Club of…
Kallia Spyridaki (Archanes)

Kallia Spyridaki (Archanes)

Published in "Humans of Crete"
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Kelly Thoma in the world of the 7 fish

Published in "City People"
A female lyra player, composer, musician of Crete and of the world. Kelly Thoma is undoubtedly one of the most exceptional pioneers of contemporary Cretan…
Manolis Mavrokostas, a cook in Anogeia

Manolis Mavrokostas, a cook in Anogeia

Published in "Humans of Crete"
Michalis and his magic bicycle!

Michalis (Heraklion)

Published in "Humans of Crete"
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!
Panagiotis Zachariou, athlete & philosopher

Panagiotis Zachariou, athlete & philosopher

Published in "Humans of Crete"
Looking for fairies at Lassithi Plateau||

Photographic diaries: Lassithi Plateau

Published in "Crete 360°"
Christos Tsoumplekas takes us to a transcendental photographic journey at Lassithi Plateau, with fairy tale images that drift us away.
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…
Rethymno in a dreamy timelapse

Rethymno in a dreamy timelapse

Published in "Cretan Tales"
O Ross Daly παίζοντας rabab

Ross Daly distributes his music for free, for all...

Published in "Cretan Tales"
Ross Daly is fed up with the financial side of the recording industry and offers us his wonderful music free of monetary transactions
Stelios of "Dounias" (Drakona, Keramia)

Stelios of "Dounias" (Drakona, Keramia)

Published in "Humans of Crete"
Stella (Chania)

Stella (Chania)

Published in "Humans of Crete"
Street Art 3 - Fysalida Dance Company

Street Art 3 - Fysalida Dance Company

Published in "What's on now"
Building your own house: priceless!||

The Archanes Project: Houses made from straw balls and clay

Published in "Cretan Tales"
Natural building was once the only way to construct a house in Crete. Then, modernization came together with cement, which became the ‘queen’ of building…
The exhibition of the Art Gallery of Viannos|||Painting by Konstantinos Perakis

The Art Gallery of Viannos: A modern Gallery in the most unexpected place

Published in "Presentations"
Sometimes the vision of one man alone is all it takes for realizing ‘utopias’...and that’s exactly how the Gallery of Viannos came to be. 
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…
A short documentary about George, a shepherd on Asterousia Mountains

The Shepherd of Asterousia

Published in "Cretan Tales"
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.
Matala bay from above!|Kiriamadi peninsula, eastern Crete|Toplou monastery!|Sfakia port from above!

Traveling with drones over Crete

Published in "Cretan Tales"
Have you ever dreamed that you were fying like a bird over seas and mountains, free of gravity, blessed with a whole new vision of…
Anestis the scavenger, ecstatic by the music

VIDEO: The magic music of Labyrinth

Published in "Cretan Tales"