Karagkiozis (puppetry)

Tonight in Vlatos plays a famous puppet theater (karagkiozis). Here are the first pictures. Like this pageTweet

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Moving pictures

A small collection of moving pictures made during the summer and autumn in and around the Vlatos Old School Museum. Like this pageTweet

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Saturday night at the kazani

The kazani of Milia Mountain Retreat is making tsidoudia (raki) again. On Saturday there was a very nice get together and here is some video of that event. Like this pageTweet

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Christmas came early this year

This week not only brought the rain back to Inaxorio also Christmas appeared at the Old School Museum in Vlatos. ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] Like this pageTweet

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Museum signs

Today the second sign leading you to the old school museum in Vlatos was ready and installed. Like this pageTweet

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The olive harvest is here

It is that time of the year again. Nets are spread and linked together to catch this years olive harvest from the big trees. Everybody is busy now. Like this pageTweet

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New floor for old church

In the past week the church of Vlatos got cleaned, the wooden floor was removed from the ceiling, all wood was oiled and a new floor was installed. Now let’s start the music, the theater and the laughs! Like this pageTweet

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In the meantime in the old church

As part of the Old School Museum the old church, that never was a church because the roof collapsed when it was finished, the roof beams were replaced, the tiles cleaned and the mezzanine removed. Like this pageTweet

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A Chinaman In China by Jules Verne, adapted by Nikos Kazantzakis

Part of the collection in the Old School Museum of Vlatos consists of books. All are digitally stored by now and one of them is quite special; it is an adaptation of Jules Vernes’ A Chinaman In China by the famous Cretan author Nikos Kazantzakis. The book was printed in Greece in 1931 and has

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28th October 1940: OXI

In the archives for the museum a couple of poster were found remembering the 28th of October 1940 when Metaxa told the Italians NO (OXI) and with that answer got Greece involved in WW2. Here are some of those posters. Like this pageTweet

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Thoughts from the kazani

It is October and Inaxorio prepares the tsikoudia. This happens in a kazani, a special place to still the alcohol and have a good time with good friends. Like this pageTweet

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Restoring the Old School Museum and Church

Apart from many wooden antique items that need to be cleaned and oiled, we also started to clean and repair the old church. Yesterday the wooden roof beams were cleaned and today holes in the wall are repaired. It’s getting better every day! Like this pageTweet

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Finally it’s raining again

It did not rain in Inaxorio since May but yesterday evening it finally rained again. Many weeks too late, so the chessnut harvest suffered but now the chance of fire is reduced to zero. Like this pageTweet

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Syllogos Plokamiana restores the local school building

On Sunday the people of Plokamiana came together for the restoration of their local school building. After the hard work it was time for food and drinks. Great afternoon! Like this pageTweet

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Chessnut Festival Elos Cancelled

Inaxorio is sorry to report that due to the death of one of the villagers, the yearly chessnut festival on the 22nd of October is cancelled. Maybe next year … Like this pageTweet

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Remembering weaving

Inaxorio helps the syllogos of Vlatos with establishing a small historic museum. Part of the exhibition will be 2 working looms. The knowledge of these ancient machines is getting lost so it is quite a challenge to restore these beauties. Here are some pictures: Like this pageTweet

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Fundraising 2017: restoring the old school furniture

One of our great treasures is the old school furniture. It needs to be restored, cleaned and rubbed in with oil. All and all quite a job. You can help! Please donate to the Vlatos fundraising campaign and contact palikari@westcretan.com for more information. We will write your name on our honorary placate which will be

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Fundraising 2017

Inaxorio supports the restoration of the library, the museum and the old church of Vlatos. In the upper parts of the village of Vlatos you will find the old school at the bottom of the stairs leading up to an old Byzantine church. Between old olive trees and chestnut, build long ago on extended terraces.

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