Experience Real Life in Innachorio

Explore life in Western Crete – Kissamos – Elafonisi

Martin Vlatos

Music, souvlaki and good company

Elos, 31st of July 2019 – Elos celebrated its yearly panagyri on the playground of the school with great music, tasty souvlaki, a lot of beer and good company. Here are some pictures.

Hot Club de Grece

Vlatos, July 28th, 2019 – Hot Club de Grece (Yiannis Loukatos, Adonis Arfanis, Jorgos Roulos) is a very hot club. The golden sounds of a jazz guitar accompanied by a classic guitar and a contrabass filled the room at Vlatos…

See the Griffon vultures fly

Vlatos, July 28th 2019 – Innachorio is host to many bird of prey, among which is the Griffon vulture. Early in the morning or late in the afternoon is the best time to observe these enormous birds. These pictures were…

Talking chestnuts in Elos

Elos, July 28th 2019 – Today a meeting took place discussing the cooperation of chestnut farmers. Chaired by Prof. A. Kiritsakis and Mr. X. Anousakis the participants approved financial year 2018 and discussed many other topics. The most interesting was…

Innachorio 4×4

Vlatos, July 27th 2019 – Driving around Innachorio is extra special when you drive a 4-wheel drive. You can go to the hard to reach places on top of the mountains like in this case Agios Dikaeos in Elos.

Agio Panteleimonas

Vlatos, 27th July 2019 – Today the whole of Greece celebrates the Saint Panteleimon. In the morning Vlatos celebrated at the small church build in his name near the old platoon tree. Here are some pictures.

Elafonisi finally has a doctor

Elafonisi, 26th July, 2019 – Elafonisi has a doctor. After many years of lobbying by the people of Innachorio, Mr. Theodoris Stathakis opened a medical aid station in Elafonisi. The station will be open starting Monday until 15 September to…

Playground part 1

Vlatos, 23rd July, 2019 – Thanks to New Horizons, Vlatos’ cultural society and with the help of Mr Stelios Petrakis, the village soon will have a children’s playground. Set behind the museum, in the shade of old oaks, this playground…

Hellenic sounds

Vlatos, 22nd of July, 2019 – Last night Vlatos Jazz welcomed Maria Louka (percussion), Jorgos Zacharioudakis (wind, piano) and Kostas Kiritsakis (lyra, lute) to the stage. They took the audience on a trip through Greece with their wonderful performance. Of…

Cretan wedding revival

Kissamos, 21st July 2019 – On August 7th you are able to witness the Cretan Wedding Revival, a yearly spectacle in Kastelli. It shows you a classic Cretan wedding around the centre of the old town, where the groom collects…

Stathakis on €10M EUSF funding for Kissamos

Kissamos, 19th July, 2019 – The mayor of Kissamos, mr Theodoris Stathakis thanks all institutions involved in securing €10.000.000 funding from the European Union Solidarity Fund. This funding is to be used to repair the damages to the local infrastructure…

Giortes Rokkas

In this seventh year of Giortes Rokkas, the sound of the villages and the motion of their people are the mainstay. The visitors-viewers form their path within the villages, listening to stories, songs and music, voices and whispers that lead…

In a sentimental mood

Vlatos, July 14th, 2019 – Golden sounds of a vibraphone floated around Vlatos last night when Christos Rafalides presented his music in museum Vlatos Kissamos. His concert turned into a masterclass while he explained his instrument and the music he…

Piano from heaven

Vlatos, July 7th, 2019 – Marius van den Brink is a Dutchman traveling the globe with his talent. He performed a most heavenly solo piano concert last night at Vlatos Jazz. Playing classic jazz as well as his own, and…

Touched by South America

Vlatos, June 30th, 2019 – Last night Vlatos Jazz presented Jacinta Clusellas and Alesio Romano. We were presented by Jacintas‘ own compositions, most of those based on South American poetry. Truly a holiday for the soul.

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…