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Agios Titos Feast, Heraklion
Heraklion

Posted on 04 Aug 2016 | Category: Events

On August 25th, a great feast takes place in the town of Heraklion for the celebration of Agios Titos (Saint Titus).


Restoring the Old Town of Heraklion
Heraklion

Posted on 09 Sep 2015 | Category: Interviews

A group of volunteers are working to restore the region of Lakkos, the old town of Heraklion, and make it something like Plaka in Athens.


Houdetsi Festival 2014
Heraklion

Posted on 02 Jul 2014 | Category: Events

The Houdetsi Festival is taking place from August 7th to 10th this year, marking the 5th year of this fantastic festival.


Matala Beach Festival 2014
Heraklion

Posted on 20 Jun 2014 | Category: Events

This is the 4th year that the unique Matala Beach Festival is being organized, attracting hippies who resided in the caves of Matala in the 1960s and 1970s. Entrance and camping on the beach is free.


Floor of Archaeological Museum opened
Heraklion

Posted on 01 Aug 2013 | Category: News

The first floor of the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion Crete was given today, August 1st, to the public after three years of renovation works.


Houdetsi Festival 2013
Heraklion

Posted on 29 Jul 2013 | Category: Events

Houdetsi Festival 2013 will take place from August 1st to 4th. Apart from musical concerts, there will also be a crafts market and an exhibition of musical instruments. The famous musician Ross Daly is the artistic director of the festival.


Movie prepared for Nikos Kazantzakis
Heraklion

Posted on 16 Jul 2013 | Category: News

After El Greco, the famous Greek director Giannis Smaragdis is preparing a movie about Nikos Kazantzakis, the most famous Cretan man in the world, as he stressed out.


Ancient windmill found in Venetian walls
Heraklion

Posted on 01 Feb 2012 | Category: News

An ancient windmill was recently discovered within the Venetian walls of Heraklion, in Crete, one of the major fortifications in the Mediterranean.


Heraklion

Posted on 01 Jul 2011 | Category: News

Between piles of books and hundreds of original writings which have been kept for many years, Dimitris Kalokiris has decided to share the story about his close friendship with the renowned Greek poet Odysseas Elytis.


The flower children return to Matala
Heraklion

Posted on 09 Jun 2011 | Category: Events

This weekend, the caves of Matala will host once more the old hippies in this three day festival- meeting for all the flower children.


Press to open the Archaeological Museum
Heraklion

Posted on 27 May 2011 | Category: News

The Archeological Council is pressing things for the opening of the Archeological Museum of Heraklion that remains closed for many years now.


Marylin Monroe in the Arts
Heraklion

Posted on 18 Apr 2011 | Category: Events

It has been nearly half a century since the unexpected death of Marilyn Monroe. The best recognized American actress and an appealing persona, she has run a 16-year career and yet her myth lives till today.


Olive pips and vine leaves in ancient well
Heraklion

Posted on 23 Feb 2011 | Category: News

Two olive pips and a print of a vine leaf located above a crude brick were recently traced into a well dated back to 3rd millennium BC in Knossos Crete.


Meet the traditional practices of Crete
Heraklion

Posted on 21 Jan 2011 | Category: Interviews

Founded in 1997 by Niki Rose, a Greek American professional chef, Crete's Culinary Sanctuaries introduce people to the traditional life and practises in Crete.


Aquaworld, as real affection for aqualife
Heraklion

Posted on 11 Nov 2010 | Category: Interviews

When John McLaren decided to move in Crete about 20 years ago, he had no idea that he would be the one to give a new perspective to the locals as regards aqua life. John had always had a passion for aquariums, but the locals had probably never heard of this word. This is how a wonderful adventure started...


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