Author Archives: Yorgos

Sfakia – A history of the region

A new book about the history of the district of Sfakia has just been included in this website’s list of books about Crete. This book offers much more than the history of Sfakia, as it gives an account of Crete … Continue reading






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Why Hellene and not Greek

Some of the readers of this blog would be wondering why Katerina, in one of the previous topic, “Different opinions”, wants to be known as Hellene and not Greek. Here is a brief explanation: The name of our state is … Continue reading






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The first tourists of the season arrive in Chania

Last Sunday the first charters of the season landed in Chania from Helsinki, Frankfurt and London, bringing more than 400 tourists. All were welcomed at the airport with refreshments and traditional Cretan dancing. A number of representatives of the industry … Continue reading






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Marchalina Hellenica and the pine forests of Sfakia

Those of you that have been visiting the Lefka Ori of Sfakia and especially if you have been walking from Anopolis towards Mouri and the higher mountain peaks or towards Agios Ioannis and from there in other directions such as … Continue reading






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Crete the next electric power point for northern Europe?

or “The largest green island in the world” ? (as one of the companies given approval to build some of the 1,000 wind turbines across Crete is promoting this project!) The Greek Government has given approval for two wind power … Continue reading






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