Lighthouse of Chania: a great cultural monument

The Lighthouse of Chania, the jewel and trademark of the city, one of the oldest in the world. The oldest in the Mediterranean. Chania experienced growth in trade and shipping during the Venetian and Ottoman periods. The open bay of the port of Chania was not suitable and safe, thus it could not support the easy movement of goods, exposed…

Knossos- history, engineering and architecture

Knossos was an important city in antiquity, the seat of King Minos and the capital of his state. The first important Minoan palace of Crete was built there. The choice of area was not random. Easy access to the sea and the whole interior of the island. Built between two rivers, Vlichia and Kairatos, on the hill of Kefalas within…

The Art of Feng Sui in Ancient Greece

This art and science is called Ecopower. It is certainly not an accident the location where the ancient Greeks chose to build their cities, temples and houses. For the evolution of man and his mental balance, it was necessary to establish cities based on harmony and balance in order to have a proper living. We’re basically talking about the ancient…

How Ancient Greeks were building their houses

In ancient Greece the houses had mainly the entrance to the east side. The walls were made of mud and stones. In order to have stamina they used mud along with eggs and goat hair. In some areas the houses were wooden, stone or even marble. In the palaces we can see up to five floors. In public buildings, the…

Is investing in the real estate market of Crete, Greece sustainable?

Hmm well wouldn’t this be a fantastic yes or no answer – but I’m neither clever enough to offer a definitive answer nor am I harsh enough to cut this ‘story’ so short, depriving you from my hilarious, sarcastic yet informative writing! You are welcome. So, I guess one would begin by analyzing the term, sustainability which according to the…

Things to do on Crete in the winter

Hello, you may recognise me from past posts such as ‘the Greek Airbnb fairytale’ and ‘is it Brexit or over regulation that bites harder?’, and I’m here once more to expand on something I hold very dear to my heart. I am of course talking about a cinema. Yes – a cinema.. But not any old cinema, well I guess…

The Greek AirBnB fairytale

airbnb chania; Low Wages Greece remains toward the bottom of the list of EU wages with an average of 840 euros per month. To put that in prospective,the monthly pay per month in France, Germany and Engand on average is 2262 euros. nearly 3 times as much… High prices Low wages aren’t always a bad thing, not if the cost…

The burning truth concerning European heatwave

Never thought I’d say this… *queue the piano instrumental and slow motion montage of sweaty people* Are you hot? Has the summer been too intense, leaving you confused and exposed? Has your country been hit too hard by the heatwave affecting your loved ones with terribly stuffy nights and sun burnt skin? Well suffer no more, for we have the…

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