Category: Interesting

Little Greece is still one of the largest shipping countries

Vesselsvalue (vesselsvalue.com) has published its rating of the TOP-10 largest ship-owning countries, based on the total cost of countries’ fleets. Compared to previous years, the rating has undergone some changes: in particular, it included car carriers, RoRo ships (transportation of goods on a wheelbase such as cars and railway wagons and passengers) as well as […]

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Vulture among fans at the stadium in Ierapetra

Recently, an OFI-Kalamata football match was held at the stadium in the city of Ierapetra on Crete; and the main impression for the audience was not the game but a beautiful big bird that suddenly landed on one of the stands. At the video, it was a griffon vulture whose colony is living in the […]

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Unique glass-blowing workshop in Crete

Tzompanakis Blow Glass – Art Of Living is a cultural landmark that preserves an amazing art of glass making. So far, this is the only workshop of such type known to us in Crete. There is also an exhibition of colored and decorated blown glass: glasses, lamps and chandeliers, which shapes and colors are reminiscent […]

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In the footsteps of wise men

Winter is a good time to think. Therefore, we propose to recall some quotes of ancient Greek philosophers which resonate in our minds. After all, even Plato used to say: “Man – a being in search of meaning”. Below is what we found relevant … Aristotle (4th century BC) How often say we “nonsense”, without […]

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The mighty Talos as patrolling his possessions …

You may remember that Zeus, having fallen in love with Europa-beauty, rushed her to Crete after turning himself into bull. Thereafter, he showered Europe with gifts, as befits a generous lover. Among them was also Talos, a bronze giant and mythical guardian of Crete. Talos, so called “triple copper giant” (according to other sources he […]

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Three happy days I had in place…

– For a three days? Traveling without car and companion? You are crazy! Do not listen it! All these people simply do not suspect that every day on Crete is a lifetime. So, if you have some money and a desire to change something, take a plane right now, immediately! It is much better to […]

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Zeibekiko, or how to make friends without a word

The hotel was wonderful: white stairs, garden and turtle doves in it. Maria at the reception started every morning with her unchanged “Kalimera!” Bartender Antonis taught how to drink Knossos brandy correctly and promised adventures every day… But Poles, who flooded the hotel, remained aloof and restrained–this was compensated by the smiles of every Greek […]

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Border Crossing Electronic Registration System

In a relevant Department of the European Commission, RIA Novosti was informed that a system of electronic registration should start working in 2022 at border crossings of EU-countries: the passports with Schengen visas will be no longer manually stamped at the entrance and exit. Currently, citizens of the EU countries, the European Economic Area, Switzerland, […]

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From an ancient Greek root

It is estimated that about 5,000 significant words in different languages of the world come from the ancient Greek language, including many geographical names. Here are some of them. Europe. Critophiles certainly remember the myth of the tender-skinned beauty Europe, the daughter of a Phoenician king, whom Zeus himself fell in love with. Turning into […]

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Golden Greek: the memory is alive

Recently, the Stavros Niarchos International Foundation decided to pay 6.6 million Euros to 4,600 doctors and nurses as well as all staff in the intensive care units and hospitals that provided patients with recovery, in gratitude for the efforts of Greek doctors to save lives during the pandemic. The fund will also provide a grant […]

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