Experience Real Life in Innachorio

Explore life in Western Crete – Kissamos – Elafonisi

Month: June 2019

Tourism in numbers

Here in Innachorio, the people are wondering where the tourists are this year. At this time the beaches of Elafonisi and Falasarna should be crowded, the tavernas should be running full speed and accommodation should be difficult to find. Helas,…

Vasilis Makrakis’ Unique Flavour

Milia, 26th June 2019 – When in the neighborhood you should take time to have a meal at Milia Mountain Retreat and taste chef Vasilis Makrakis’ unique flavours. Here are some mouthwatering suggestions.

Working the roads

Vlatos, June 26th, 2019 – Rain is predicted for today, which is very unusual for this time of the year. In Vlatos the prefecture of Crete is still clearing the roads and waterways after this winters’ catastrophe. First the clean-up…

Delightfully different, Ioanna Tsagkari

Vlatos, June 23rd, 2019 – Something else, Ioanna Tsagkari, a delightfully different performer at Vlatos Jazz last Sunday night. Ioanna presented ethnic jazz with a touch of Balkan and Greek tones while moving through the venue like she owned the…


Vlatos, 21st June 2019 – Outside the museum in Vlatos appeared a hand painted map showing points of interest in the area. It also shows some walking paths and where to find drinking water.

Mili Taverna, genuine Cretan cuisine

Mili June 20th, 2019 – When in Innahorio you must come to Mili Taverna to taste some genuine Cretan food. Classic Cretan dishes are prepared and served with great love. Because the family also owns a goat farm, the meat…

Vlatos Jazz on Youtube

Vlatos Jazz has now a 2019 playlist on Youtube. Check it out!

Apostolis Levendopoulos and Maria Manousaki at Vlatos Jazz

Vlatos, June 16th, 2019 – Under a full moon with Jupiter passing close by, guitarist Apostolis Levendopoulos and violinist Maria Manousaki played jazz and gypsy swing at Vlatos Jazz. Here are some pictures.

Agia Triada

Vlatos, June 16th, 2019 – The celebration of the church of Agia Triada in Vlatos. Kneeling 3 times and sardines, cheese and wine as a reward. Χρονα Πολα και το χρονο!

Truly Cretan – Polichronakis and Fragkioudakis on Vlatos Jazz

Vlatos, June 9th, 2019 – Never did we hear such powerful Cretan songs as last night at Vlatos Jazz. Michalis Polichronakis sang with such dedication and heart, he touched everyone in the audience. On the laouto, he was accompanied by…

Elafonissi Beach named as one of the Top 5 Beaches in The World

With the most striking crystal blue waters and pink sand, it’s no wonder Elafonissi in Crete has been named as Greece’s best beach and one of the Top 5 beaches at the annual TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards for 2018.

Saving or destroying whales and dolphins on western Crete

From sperm whales to dolphins, marine mammals in the eastern Mediterranean face a lethal threat from oil and gas exploration. Before the giants of oil and gas joined the litany of threats facing Greek sperm whales, the plight of the…

Yiannis Kassetas at Vlatos Jazz

Vlatos June 2nd 2019 – On Sunday Vlatos Jazz presented Yiannis Kassetas, a fabulously talented saxophone player who played with Kostadinos Stouraitis on guitar. They played a mix of classic jazz tunes and their own compositions. This combo made the…

A visit to the museum in Vlatos

Vlatos 1st June 2019 – Starting today Museum Vlatos Kissamos will be open daily from 10 AM until 1 PM (closed on Monday). You will find the museum in Vlatos on the road to Milia Mountain Retreat, 200m after the…