Monthly Archives: September 2013

Alternative “all-inclusive”

I have just finished working on a small project for a friend in Agia Roumeli which illustrates perfectly how Cretans could and should respond to the wave of impersonal all-inclusive packages sweeping the island. Roussos Viglis put together a short … Continue reading






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Flower of the month | September | Crithmum maritimum

Crithmum maritimum or Rock samphire always grows near the sea, in rocks, cliffs and sand. It flowers from August to October.






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In defence of all-inclusive resorts

The continuous growth of tourism in Crete and the rest of Greece in the 1980s and 90s was driven by the fact that Greece was a cheap holiday destination. As Greece got wealthier prices rose and by the time the … Continue reading






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