Τoday on the 18th of May 2016, Crete is celebrating its history and the 75th anniversary since the BATTLE OF CRETE in 1941.


Events in the memory of those killed in the battle field are taking place these days in Rethymno town and the rest parts of Crete, honouring the people who fought for the freedom of Crete. The people who defended our island against the atrocity of the german troops trying to take over the island during the period of the german occupation.

Nowadays we live together with the german people, we collaborate with them and we co-operate under the same umbrella of the European Union.

The sad memories though from the blood-shed battles are still fresh in our hearts. The events taking place in Rethymno town start today the 18th of May, early in this morning at 8 p.m. at the square of Agnostos Stratiotis were there will be lifting the greek flag and they end on Monday the 22nd of May at the same place with the  lowering of the greek flag.


We would like to finish this post with a characteristic Cretan phrase symbolic to our cretan spirit and character, reminding us the determination of our cretan warriors in the battle field :


(Sp. Litinas verse)


Celebration of Saint George !


Every year , the second day after Easter, Christianity celebrates Saint George, one of the most venerated saints of



The image of rider Saint George slaying the dragon represents the freedom of slavery and evil and freedom itself.

Saint George is considered to be a patron in many cities and places around the world.

Here in Crete is  also widely popular and greatly honoured.

This year 2016 the celebration takes place the 2nd of May.

In many cretan villages as Koumi, Asi Gonia, for the saint’s sake and as a blessing to the faithful Christians there is given

free food and wine.

Especially in Asi Gonia village, there is taking place a really unique cretan custom,

Shepherds are taking their herds to the church so that the priest blesses them. Then the milking takes place and the milk is

given out to the people participating to the celebration.



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