Gardening in Crete: Christmas Plants

Plants for Christmas, Cyclamen, Christmas cactus, Poinsettia

Marlene’s Recipe for Baked fish in tomato sauce

fish with tomato sauce
BAKED FISH IN TOMATO SAUCE Take a few fillets of fish - fresh is best but frozen works well too - mackerel or cod, for...

Octopus, a common sea animal, Octopus Vulgaris

the common octopus ( octopus vulgaris ) is not a fish at all, but a mollusk which seems to have lost its shell along the way

Walking around old Heraklion: a look at the neighbourhoods

A glance into the old town of Heraklion with its narrow streets and the once lively neighborhoods

Neo Chorio Animals Shelter in Crete

Neo Chorio Animals Shelter in Crete

The former air base in Gournes

Signs of progress at former air base site in Gournes The municipality of Gouves, in which the former U.S. Air base at Gournes is located,...

Buying Property in Crete, a real estate agent’s view

UBERRIMAE FIDAE: AN ESTATE AGENT RESPONDS By Abbe Karavitis As a real estate agent in Makrigialos Crete, I can appreciate the views...

Gardening in Crete in October

A friend of mine, a novice gardener, spent some hours at the garden centre confused by the vast array of plants on offer. At...

Chicken Chow Mein

chicken chow mein chinese recipe
a chinese cuisine recipe for chicken Chow Mein

European School in Heraklion

The newly-established School for European Education, an institution for children of parents from the European Union, has opened its doors in Heraklion

Things we don’t like in Crete

unfinished building in crete
Crete Gazette reader survey exposes our pet peeves

Crete, the taka-taka syndrome

Taka-taka is an expression in Crete and it means do it as fast as possible

The waters of the beaches of Crete are the best

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The waters of the beaches of Crete are of excellent quality, among the best in Europe, according to an annual report issued recently by the European Commission on the quality of EU waters

Botis Thalassinos

an interview with Botis thalassinos, the famous painter from Heraklion, Crete. Botis Thalassinos, died on February 2017, at the age of 91

Made in Greece? You “feta” believe it

The origin of Greek feta cheese, white cheese is not Greek feta cheese

Heraklion and Crete in 1965 and 2005

eleftherias square in Heraklion in 1960
Two former US officers who served at the Military Base at Gournes in 1965 visit Crete again in 2005.

The Sea-Turtle friends of Mrs Stephania

The sea-turtles of the Aquaworld Aquarium in Hersonissos

Concert of Cretan Music by Vassilis Stavrakakis

It was one of the hotter summer nights of July when I left Heraklion "boiling" at 31C and took the road for the inner...

Ingrid Magnus, a painter from Norway in Crete

Ingrid Magnus, a painter from Norway in Stalis Crete