Tuesday, January 22, 2013


Archanes is the seat town of the Municipality of Archanes, located 15km south of Heraclio and is characterized by great agricultural, cultural and touristic development. The most evolved village in Greece, in level of life and public services. Historically speaking, Arhanes is one of the most important Minoan centres of Crete. The discovery of ancient roads leading from Archanes to Jukatas, Anemospilia, Xeri, Kara and Vathypetro indicate that Archanes was an important hub in the region during Minoan times. (...)

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

3e édition de la journée crétoise à Laneuveville, France

La 3e édition de la journée crétoise a été un gros succès. Organisée par la municipalité à l’initiative de Claudine et Michel Florentin, avec la collaboration de Yannis Assargiotakis, pur crétois, venu avec son épouse Géraldine, Nicos, le cuisinier, qui a réalisé tous les plats de l’entrée au dessert, Giorgos, Vangélis et Vassilis pour la logistique.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

The celebration of "ta Fota"

In the morning or the afternoon of the Eve of 'Ta Fota' (i.e. 5th January), village priests do the rounds of village homes to sprinkle holy water and bless the houses and all those who live there - called the "ayiasmos" .