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).
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→
This Sunday, February 24th at 12:00 at the main church in Vlatos, the cultural society will be cutting the cake to celebrate the new year.
Qi gong self-healing kung fu classes at the old temple of Vlatos. Qualified instructor of traditional Lam Family Hung Kuen art Haralampakis Alex You are all welcome for a cup of tea, information and your first kung fu lesson for…Read More→
The Association of Cultural Organizations of the District of Kissamos (ΕΠΟΦΕΚ) considering Necessary communication with the Cultural Associations decided Board of Directors to be held in each residential unit our province and at the headquarters of one of the Hellenic Association for Cultural Heritage. They…Read More→
Yesterday a couple of strange creatures took over the auditorium behind the museum in Vlatos. They were part of a group from Germany and Switzerland who work and play in and around the village for 10 days.
9 September 2018: Last Sunday Vlatos celebrated its main church
This video was made during the Elafonisi Route of 2018.
Last Sunday was the third edition of the Elafonisi Route, a run of 5km and 12.5km. This event is organized by the syllogos of Plokamiana.
The location between centuries old olives in an ancient building, listening to wonderful musicians. This is Vlatos Jazz and now there is a video channel so you can relive those moments again or get acquainted with this new festival in…Read More→