Ingrid Magnus, a painter from Norway in Crete

Ingrid Magnus, a painter from Norway in Stalis Crete

Botis Thalassinos

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

Real Estate Agents in Crete

post for house for sale
real estate agents have sprung up in the last few years in Crete because many foreigners have decided to live in Crete

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...

Tobruk beach in Heraklion

HAS TOBRUK BEACH BEEN EXTENDED? By Martin Coates". . . Crete , with its miles of unspoilt and secluded beaches . . ."I must...

The Joy of Christmas

The joy of Christmas is a story about how holidays like Christmas make the happy people even happier and the unhappy ones even more miserable

Mexican Pork Fillets

Fusion cooking, the art of mixing ingredients and preparation styles from different countries and cultures into a uniquely flavourful dish, has been spreading across the globe like wildfire

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.

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

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...

Mayor of Hersonissos Spiros Danelis

Interview with Spiros Danelis, the Mayor of Hersonissos Crete

Adjusting to living in Crete

If you want to adjust to life in Crete easier, follow the rules written by Renie Spikerman with lots of humour

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...

Foreigners and Intercultural Marriages in Crete

traditional wedding in crete
Living on Crete which has a large population of foreigners, intercultural marriages and relationships are almost as popular as the practice of lapping up the sun on Crete's many beaches

Things we don’t like in Crete

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

Finding Sheila’s Roots in Anogia, Crete

Sheila, a second generation American Greek is looking for her family roots in Crete and finally finds them in Anogia

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

Made in Greece? You “feta” believe it

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

Hersonissos shop owners register their complaints

Shop owners and shop keepers in Hersonissos, who cater to tourism business and who continually observe the laws and regulations, have denounced those other...