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Lyrarakis, wine and Crete

«The sun drinks grapes, and we drink wine from grapes: we drink the sun!» I don’t remember who said this, but it was absolutely right… It penetrated all capillaries, warming and delighting: «Vidiano», «Muscat of Spina», «ZaZaZu». The main thing on all bottles were listed «Lyrarakis». This is the name of the winery, where they […]

The Festival of shepherds and cheese-makers in August,It is worth visiting!!!

There are great news for all Cretan cheese lovers  ! On April 21, Manolis Parasiris, a hereditary cheesemaker with vast experience, as well as an active member of Zoniana village team, arranged a festival for the 10th anniversary festival of shepherds and cheese-makers in Zoniana, which will take place on August 15 directly opposite beautiful […]

«My big Greek wedding» in Crete

Summer is coming, which means that it is not only the time for tourists, but also for weddings. How does a wedding in Crete begins? Well, concerning relationships, marriage proposal, engagement – this is understandable, but before the wedding there is a preamble! So is the meaning of the Greek word progamos-πρόγαμος. The preamble is […]

Here Are 5 Ancient Greek Aphrodisiacs for You to Try

Ancient Greeks were big believers in aphrodisiacs and ancient love potions. If you want to spice up your love life, look no further. Here are 5 of the more common natural aphrodisiacs that have been used throughout the centuries and can still be found today at your local supermarket if you feel like giving them […]

Monasteries and holy places.

Christian shrines are the greatest pride and joy of the island. In Crete, Christianity was preached by the Apostle Paul with his disciple Titus in the Ist century. The latter became later the first bishop of the island. That is, the history of Christianity in Crete lasts two millennia. There are here many historical monuments […]

Leprocy in Greece: How it was combated.

This terrible disease, mentioned in the Bible, mainly affects the skin and then spreads through the body. Ancient Greek physician Hippocrates wrote about it, confusing, probably, with psoriasis. In the 18th century, this disease has practically disappeared in continental Europe, but in Norway and some areas of Scandinavia was still present, began to spread especially […]

Crete Gorges

The most famous places for canyoning on the island are Kalami, Arvi and Tsutsuras, where tourists climb up imposing cliffs, overcome elevations and cross water streams. Very impressive is Ha gorge with its vertical walls: there are many ways to overcome it, but they are all quite difficult. Popular is Kourtaliotiko gorge, where water flows […]

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