Category Archives: Archeology and History

Camping in Crete

**IMPORTANT:  There are very few organized campsites on Crete.  Unfortunately, there are many pristine areas that have been ruined by filthy humans who have no respect for the land.  If any of my readers intend on camping “off trail” you … Continue reading

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Kapsaliana

At Kapsaliana village, “The olive culture is one of the focal points with emphasis on its symbolism, its importance in religions, its role in Cretan life, diet and art.”    (http://www.kapsalianavillage.gr/photo-galleries.aspx) What started out as an anniversary get-away in November, … Continue reading

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Hania – Photo Journal

Isn’t it always the way it goes – you travel the world over to see new things and ignore the possibilities in your own back yard.  And then you have visitors who want more than anything for you to show … Continue reading

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Heading East – Spinalonga, Agios Nikolaos, Knossos

Just perusing through some old photos and found this folder of a trip we had forgotten to post on the blog last Spring.  It’s worthy of noting because two of our favorite visitors were here (Dan and Larry) and because … Continue reading

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Three villages: Margarites, Argiroupolis, Lappa

Some weekends we wake up and we both have the itch to explore more of the island in “short trip” style.  So, we set our sights on destinations within an 8 hour day roundtrip allowing enough time for the typical … Continue reading

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Destination: Ancient olive tree

One of the best perks of having visitors is that we get to experience new adventures with friends.  In April, Laura and Linda from Colorado were the first of our visitors in 2011.  We headed out on a misty Spring … Continue reading

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Rethymno, Crete

In February, we decided to check out another quaint port town just east of Chania about 45 minutes drive.  Although smaller than Chania, Rethymno has much of the same history with Minoan, Hellenistic, Roman, Venetian and Turkish influences.   It … Continue reading

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Fair Havens road trip

The island of Crete is steeped in ancient history and has seen many civilizations come and go.  The Minoans flourished here as early as 2000B.C. and they were followed by the Mycenes, Greeks, Romans, Venetians and Turks among  others, each … Continue reading

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BEATING THE HEAT ON CRETE – Summer Days!

After a sleepy winter and spring, we noticed that the island began waking up right around Easter. The locals busied themselves with a cleanup campaign that impressed even the Germans here. Potholes were filled, roads repaired, construction sites hummed, hardware … Continue reading

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The Battle of Crete

As May 20th approaches, I thought it would be timely to post a blog focusing on the most significant event on Crete in modern history – the WW II Battle of Crete – Operation Mercury. Although this battle only technically … Continue reading

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