A little excursion around the grounds of the monastery of Chrissoskalitissa. Gardens, cloister cells, cliffs and a beautiful small beach. Enjoy these photos.
Together with representatives of the perfecture and the municipality the people of Innachorie discussed how to clear the rivers and roads in Innachorio, this morning in Elos. Decided was to focus on the main rivers and the roads that lead…Read More→
Last Sunday, April 14th, Vlatos Jazz presented the night of the guitars, featuring Δημήτρης Κολιακουδάκης, Αλέξανδρος Χατζής, Γιώργος Τζουγανάκης. Here is some video of the event.
The amazing price of 510 euros for a half liter of Greek olive oil captured plenty of attention, but the full story has deeper roots in ancient Greek olive trees. Some of these ancient trees are being preserved and promoted…Read More→
Slowly, slowly the weather took a turn for the better in Innachorio. And the tavernas and hotels are preparing for the tourist season. But still many roads are blocked by landslides or have been washed away by the torrestial rainfall…Read More→
The opening band for this years’ season at Vlatos Jazz was Marmitas. A great mix of latin, soul, and jazz touched the ears of all assembled in the wonderful little temple in Vlatos. Finally, they arranged for better lights which…Read More→
Yesterday the road to Milia, destroyed at some places by the storms, got their necessary repairs. One big digger and a small bulldozer worked tirelessly all day and now the road is as good as new (enter a little irony here).
Yesterday we celebrated the 80th birthday of Jacob Tsourounakis, one of the founders of Milia Mountain Retreat. He brought an old Minoan style ceramic beehive and we all ate excellent food and drank great wines. Happy Birthday Jacob, Χρονια Πολα!
In Vlatos, after the biblical storms of 2019, one house was cut of from civilization, Akisarolakkos. You could read here how that road was restored over the last couple of days. Today it was open and here is a video…Read More→
After the storms: can the EU Solidarity Fund (EUSF) be of any help to restore Crete’s infrastructure? Here is some information on the Fund itself, the procedures to be followed and the latest news: The EU Solidarity Fund (EUSF) can…Read More→
After placing concrete pipes on Monday and clearing the road on Tuesday, today was the day for pouring concrete; 10m3 of it. With the help op Jorgos Makrakis, Pantelis Vaidakis and Afrim Gjonaj the job was done in a couple…Read More→
In order to proceed with the bridge to Akisarolakkos the digger had to approach from the other side of the river. To get there the road had to be cleared. When that was done the walls around the pipes could…Read More→
On Monday morning the restoration of the bridge to Akisarolakkos started with making the river deeper so big concrete tubes could be laid. The restoration of the bridge and the repairs of the road can be realised with generous help…Read More→
The Monday after carnaval is called Clean Monday. People come together, fly kites and eat octopus, shrimp, pickled vegetables and specially baked bread. This year all the people of Innachorio came to Elafonisi to celebrate clean Monday. It is something…Read More→
During the heavy rains the river crossing and the mountain road to Akisarolakkos collapsed. Thanks to an anonymous donation repairs start next week. Here are some pictures of the current situation.
It rained 41 hours constantly one time this winter. And that was not the only storm that came over western Crete. I collected some pictures to give an impression of what extreme weather does (copyright to the respected owners).
Here on Crete is growing a lot of plants that are served as χορτα (greens) for food. All of them have different names that do not translate very well. You will recognise oregano and nettle. Here are some pictures so…Read More→
Two weeks ago Innachorio was hit by torrential rain. Media from all over the world covered the collapse of the old bridge in Alikianos, local infrastructure was devastated. Now we are still waiting for equipment to clear the roads, concrete…Read More→
In the last 2 months western Crete was hit twice by biblical rainfall causing bridges and road to collapse, isolated villages and got a lot of animals on the run. This post tries to show you some of the damages…Read More→