Monthly Archives: January 2014

Flower of the month | January | Mandragora officinarum

If you walk along countryside tracks or through barren fields at this time of the year you will probably notice the large flowers of Mandragora officinarum or Mandrake. The flowers are mainly purple to violet but can also be found … Continue reading






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A look back at 2013

It’s time for a quick round up of the some news of 2013 in Crete and Greece. The main item making the rounds at the moment is the large increase in the number of tourists (and receipts from tourism) that … Continue reading






Posted in In the news, The Greek crisis, Tourism | 1 Comment