Experience Real Life in Innachorio

Explore life in Western Crete – Kissamos – Elafonisi

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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…

All roads lead to Elos this weekend

Vlatos, October 23rd, 2019 – This Saturday and Sunday you will have to visit Elos and Limni because it is time for the Chestnut Festival again. On Saturday in Limni there will be workshops and on Sunday it is time…

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…

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…

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.

A Magical Performance

Vlatos, August 19th, 2019 – Magical, mesmerising and immersive, that how the concert of Kate Dunphy is best described. Last night Vlatos Jazz presented a beautiful concert with Kate Dunphy on accordion, Maria Manousaki on violin, Cody Geil vocals and…

Meanwhile in Chrisoskalitissa

Chrisoskalitissa, August 17th, 2019 – A big party on the grounds of the famous monastery of Chrisoskalitissa last night. Celebrating the Innachorio villages on this picturesque spot was a real treat. Thank you for all involved.

Giortes Rokkas 2019

Rokka, August 15th, 2019 – Under a big full moon, in the mountains of Rokka seated in a Minoan settlement performed the Heraklion Youth Orchestra together with the Youth Choir a real Cretan concert, orchestrated by Hadzidakis. It was beautiful!

August festivities in Mili and Elos

Vlatos, August 15th 2019 – August in the month when all Greeks have their summer holidays and most return to their ancestral villages. Many come to Innachorio to celebrate the summer. Last night there were two festivities, one in Elos…

President unveils a st‚Äčatue of Selinos Ireneos Galanakis in Kastelli

Kastelli, 9th of August 2019 – The President of the Republic unveiled the bust to the blessed Metropolitan of Kissamos – Selinos Ireneos Galanakis and was declared an honorary public Kissamos during a special event held at the town hall….

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.

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…

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…

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…

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,…

Map

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.