Wednesday, November 11, 2015


a major source of Crete's spring water, bottled and sold throughout the island. If you go to the village, it's the water that comes, cold, from the hose. delightful

the mist coming from the lake at dusk

Wednesday, November 4, 2015


the capital of Roman Crete

 this is an incredible law code inscribed behind the amphitheatre. Along these walls were outlined rights for women, slaves, landowners, freemen as well as things like inheritance law and the like.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Little Labyrinth Cave

a natural cave system carved into a quarry by the Romans

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

in the mountains

there's a chapel on top of this mountain. I went to it.

click on this and see the amazing view!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015


the caves of Matala were (probably) first carved out during the Neolithic

in the Roman period, 1st&2nd centuries, they became rock cut tombs

but Matala is probably best known for being a huge hippie squat during the 60s (later expelled by the junta and church)

signs of fire

but it was also a port during the Roman period and supposedly where Zeus seduced Europa

but most know it for the hippies (Joni Mitchell's Carey talks about it)

though some of the Roman tombs are very complex

Wednesday, October 7, 2015


Voroi is a small village where many of the buildings seem to date from the 1790s. Due to zoning laws, the old buildings cannot be demolished making the village feel old yet living (and strangely familiar to this western Mediterrean)

the ethnography museum is very very very recommended

this street may be a victim of urbanization

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Kamilari Tholos Tomb

Commanding a gorgeous view, this tomb was composed of 5 rooms and a courtyard. Many compound statuettes and specifically the Minoan dancers statuette came from excavations here.

sealing stone for the tholos

within the tholos