Category: Interesting

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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Strange Name: Plumeria Frangipani

You will find it in Crete, a tree named in honor of the Franciscan monk Plumier. It gives flowers with a special smell. We will talk now on the second part of its name: “frangipani”. It is very rare when a plant is named after two people. Try to remember another one. For example, I […]

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Partners of Cretan cities

Twin cities or friendship cities are those who have strong friendly ties. The twin cities constantly cooperate with each other in various fields, such as culture, sports, history and in other areas where there is mutual interest. As a rule, towns belonging to the same country cannot be twinned, but there are some exceptions. Cooperation […]

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In fact they all are Greek words!

Scientists say that from ten to thirty percent of words in the Russian language are of foreign origin; and almost a quarter of this amount originated in ancient Greece. We do not even suspect how often we “speak Greek words.” The Greek words came to us “by sea or by land” together with sailors and […]

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Continuing the path of ancestors

Greece is called the cradle of civilization, but it continues to amaze the world with the light of its culture, preserved an unshakable ancient foundation: the Greeks, living not only in their homeland, bring this light. The list of 10 Greeks who left the brightest mark in the world in 2019 is offered by Greekreporter. […]

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The sun in Sitia will work in full force

The sun, sea, wind – all that, for which we love Crete (and Greece) so much, could well satisfy all the needs of the Greeks for electricity, as many experts say. Especially the sun, it is so generous and constant. There are quite a lot of solar panels collecting energy for domestic needs on Crete, […]

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Extend the summer

There is bright and hot all the summer. Crete slowly cools down in October… The sun is more restrained, the evenings are milder and nights cooler—the weather on Crete in October is very good. Almost until the end of the month, the temperature is during the day on average between +22 and +24° С, and […]

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Heat of October!

If you plan to come to Crete in October, then you are in luck. It is exactly the time when the Cretans begin making fresh brandy (or tsikoudia, grape moonshine), a constant companion of Cretan feasts and gatherings! Visit the traditional Cretan villages at this time. During the trip, you will learn all the secrets […]

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Drive deeper or dance with jellyfish

These turtles (see picture) that have just hatched from their eggs in a sand pit and are in a hurry to reach a rescue surf, they can become the most amazing impression of a trip to the Cretan Aquarium (CRETAquarium)―that in Gouves, not far from Heraklion. These are not simple ones―the big-headed sea turtles Caretta […]

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