Monthly Archives: August 2012

All-inclusive disaster

Found in the ‘Letters to the editor’ of Athens News. It sums up the dangerous route that tourism is taking towards providing all-inclusive holidays. As a British national and frequent visitor to Greece I read about the proposed changes to … Continue reading






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West Crete tourism is doing well

It looks like tourism in Greece is on the rebound. A lot of people suddenly want to come to Greece and the country as a whole might end up having a better year than in 2011. This is probably due … Continue reading






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Flower of the month | August | Syderitis syriaca or Malotira

Sideritis syriaca is better known in Crete as ‘malotira’ and is the main ingredient of the famous Cretan mountain tea (which like raki or tsikoudia is supposed to cure most ills 🙂 ). It is an endemic of the Cretan … Continue reading






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