25th March 1821

The celebration day of the Greek revolution takes place in Greece and Cyprus every single year.The day of the celebration is an official holiday and Greece and Cyprus celebrating the Annunciation of virgin Mary too. Celebrating events usually include parades and other festive events on the same day or the previous day. The largest events […]

The Folk Costume

(Photo by www.alamy.de) Cretan traditional costume was of the most elegant and most complicated form of clothing and was divided into everyday and festive clothing. While in other regions traditional clothing was one of the first things to be replaced by western clothing named “frágkika roúha” – in Crete traditional clothing is worn up until […]

The Treasures Of Weaving And Loom

(Photo by rakopolio.blogspot.com) Weaving is an amazing craft which is using beautiful wooden tools: looms, shuttles, frames and more,is a complex process. You bring together different elements to make a larger picture. These tools are works of art and even more incredible is the fact that they have been around since the same time our […]

The Cretan Dagger History

No single historical item represents the Island of Crete more than the Traditional Cretan Dagger. A weapon of honor and gallantry,this work was been realized in an effort to honor and preserve in the memory of modern generations an art in the island of Crete throughout the 19th and in the early 20th century which […]

The Olive Tree

It is among the oldest known cultivated trees in the world – being grown before the written language was invented. It was being grown on Crete by 3,000 BC and may have been the source of the wealth of the Minoan kingdom. The Phoenicians spread the olive to the Mediterranean shores of Africa and Southern […]

Revealing the Secrets of Cretan Wine and Olive Oil

I have seen the most popular Cretan beaches, villages. However, today it was the first time when I got to see other reasons why Crete is so exclusive – unique traditional Cretan local culture, countryside landscapes, hospitality and gastronomic prides – olive oil and wine. Fabulous Crete tour Discover the Miracle of Wine and Olive […]

Walking tour of Chania old town – The first walk of the season

I m a Norwegian woman living in Crete for 34 years and I do some walks for Scandinavians and others through GS Tours. Yesterday this year’s Walking Tours in Old Town started. I had one in the morning with a nice family of eight persons. The Raviv family came from Israel , wanted someone to […]

The Real Cretan Cooking Experience is Coming Soon

I was asked if I could find some foreigners for a video shoot. Jannis from GS Tours and young Pandelis had this idea about cooking lessons Crete’s visitors and wanted to film a video for promotion. My Norwegian friends Tone, Guri and Bjarne was happy to join us. Me and my friend Katerina joined for […]

A Day Trip to Sougia and Paleochora

Another Sunday trip done, another part of the exciting E4 along the South Coast of Crete walk by me! Beautiful view along the route to the Libyan Sea, The White Mountains with snow, a beautiful gorge, the archaeological site Lissos and a swim in the cold sea. What more could I ask for!! What a […]

Rethymnon Carnival 2017

In Greece it is a tradition to celebrate carnival. In Greek it is called “apiokries” and is much loved by everyone, big and small. The last 3 weeks before the lent “sarakosti” as it is called in Greece. The last weekends have many carnival arrangements all over the country. In Crete many towns have big […]

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