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Rebetiko at Vlatos Jazz

Vlatos, January 26th, 2020 – In a nice and warm atmosphere Vlatos Jazz presented a Rebetiko night. Dimitris Kollintzas, Panagiotis Spanoudakis and George Chachlakis gave the enthusiastic audience exactly what they wanted, old school rebetiko songs to dance and sing…

Cutting the cake: Plokamiana

Plokamiana, January 26th, 2020: In a freshly restored schoolbuilding the syllogos of Plokamiana celebrated 2020 with the cutting of the cake. A sweet sun set upon the mountains of the village where all present enjoyed speeches, great food, nice lottery…

Inaxorio Christmas Special

Vlatos, December 30th, 2019 – It is Christmas in Inaxorio and to celebrate Leonidas Lainakis performed at Vlatos Jazz. While the storm gripped Crete it was warm and cozy at the Vlatos Jazz venue. Leonidas designs, builds, plays and teaches…

Collecting olives in the hills of Innachorio

Vlatos, November 30th, 2019 – The beginning of the winter is the time for the olive harvest. Olive oil from Crete counts among the best in the world. The olives are harvested with machines or collected in nets after the…

Kazani Masters 2019

Vlatos, November 15th, 2019 – This is the time for making tsikoudia in Innachorio. Tsikoudia is only made in the Chania region of Crete. Tsikoudia is made from the Romaiko grapes, approximately 40 days after the wine was made, in…

At the kazani

Vlatos, November 12th, 2019 – The best time of the year is always when we still tsikoudia six weeks after making the wine. Here you can taste real life on Crete. Really worth a visit when you are around.

River repairs

Miloi, October 31st, 2019 – The winter of 2019 produced a lot of damage because the unusual high amounts of rain. Rivers overflowed, bridges collapsed and roads were damaged. Beside fixing the water drainage on the roads, today the flow…

Le Penseur

Vlatos, October 30th, 2019 – This is a picture of Kostis Vaidakis taken at his fathers kazani. It is called “Le Penseur” because it reminds of Rodin’s famous sculpture.

Chestnut Festival in Elos

Elos, October 26th – 27th, 2019 – Although the chestnut harvest still has not really started, loads of people came to the village of Elos to celebrate this years Chestnut Festival. On the street were stalls that presented roasted chestnut…

Agios Dimitris in Katsomatados

Katsomatados, October 26th, 2019 – The celebration of the church in honor of Agios Dimitris high up in the mountains of Katsomatados. After the mass pilaffi and wines were served while the attendees enjoyed traditional music and dance. On violin…

The Winter World Music Retreat

Vlatos, October 23rd, 2019 – A great initiative by Maria Manousaki and Martin Vlatos in corporation with Milia Mountain Retreat: The Winter World Music Retreat. During one week participants from all over the world will be taught music and rhythms…

Panagyri in Aerinos

Aerinos, September 14th, 2019 – Aerinos, the highest situated village of Innachorio (the name means wind) celebrated their church this Sunday. The priest handed out branches of basilicum and since people do not eat meat on this day, a variety…

Doing the laundry in the old days

Aerinos, September 14th, 2019 – Found in the mountains at Aerinos. This is a 19th century washing machine. Water from a spring is brought into this system, providing every family with a basin to do the laundry. For sure worth…

A Japanese who speaks Greek

Vlatos, September 14th, 2019 – Mister Toshei Ishimoto is a Professor of Art and Culture at Shizouka University in Japan. Toshei San visited Innachorio to do research of the social economic effects of eco-tourism. Milia hosted his stay and Jorgos…

Winemaking

Vlatos, September 12th, 2019 – Yesterday evening we helped Vasilis Makrakis, the chef of Milia Restaurant, with the making of his white wine. Tons of grapes were processed to make his truly Unique Flavour.

A new school year starts in Elos

Elos, September 11th, 2019 – After the summer holidays, the children of Innachorio are going back to school. The only school for children up to 12 years old is in Elos. We wish them all the best!

Celebration of Theodokos in Vlatos

Vlatos, September 8th, 2019 – Last Sunday the village of Vlatos celebrated Theodokos, the protector of the main church. Around 200 people attended mass and had a meal together on a beautiful September morning. Here are some pictures of this…

The last petrol station before Elafonisi

Do not forget to fill up on petrol before going to Elafonisi at the Elos petrol station. Here you can get coffee, sandwiches and refreshments.

Areti Kamilaki records music in Vlatos

Vlatos, August 27th, 2019 – The famous violinist Areti Kamilaki recorded a couple of songs in the Vlatos Jazz venue. She played at Vlatos Jazz last Sunday. Here is a video of the event: