Seafood Tagliatelle

tagliatelle with seafood
  By Sophia Klidi Are you a Grecophile at heart, but this year your budget, or just plain bad judgment, has you planning a vacation in...

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...

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

Crete, the taka-taka syndrome

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

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

The waters of the beaches of Crete are the best

beach in crete
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

Gardening in Crete: Christmas Plants

Plants for Christmas, Cyclamen, Christmas cactus, Poinsettia

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

Ingrid Magnus, a painter from Norway in Crete

Ingrid Magnus, a painter from Norway in Stalis 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,...

Made in Greece? You “feta” believe it

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

The Sea-Turtle friends of Mrs Stephania

The sea-turtles of the Aquaworld Aquarium in Hersonissos

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.

Christmas in a village in Crete

christmas dishes
Christmas in a village in Crete, Christmas traditions in a small village in Crete

The five Ss of Crete, sea, sun, sand, sex, stomach

Sea, Sun, Sand, Sex and Stomach are the five essential s of Crete

Polluted beaches in Gournes

Polluted beaches in the former American Base in Gournes, Crete

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...

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...

Mayor of Hersonissos Spiros Danelis

Interview with Spiros Danelis, the Mayor of Hersonissos Crete

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...