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…Read More→
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…Read More→
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…Read More→
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…Read More→
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…Read More→
On Thursday Jorgos Makrakis took representatives of the Samaria National Park for a tour through Innachorio. They inspected the damage done by the water to roads, paths and riverbeds.
Together with representatives of the perfecture and the municipality the people of Innachorie discussed how to clear the rivers and roads in Innachorio, this morning in Elos. Decided was to focus on the main rivers and the roads that lead…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).
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→