Monthly Archives: April 2015

Not welcome in Gouverneto

Crete and the Cretans are known for their hospitality and the warm welcome given to visitors. Unfortunately it’s not always the case and in the recent past the monastery of Gouverneto on the peninsula of Akrotiri seems to have made … Continue reading






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When will the gorge of Samaria open in 2015?

It seems that many people are finding my previous post about Samaria opening (which was written in 2012) and asking me now what the situation is this year. I get the sense that quite a few of the people asking … Continue reading






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Flower of the month | April | Asphodel

Asphodelus ramosus, the White Asphodel or Branched asphodel, is very common in the Cretan landscape from March to June. This tall flower (it can be well over a meter in height) is found from sea level to about 1000m.

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