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September sky over libyan sea and cretan mountains

Travelling from Sfakia to Agia Roumeli.

On the boat from Agia Roumeli to Sfakia

Boatride from Agia Roumeli to Sfakia

Enjoying the view of the South coast of Crete.

Easter 2015

easter lamb

Easter Lamb

Χριστός Ανέστη! Christ has risen! Happy Easter Everyone!
After forty days of fasting the lamb is being prepared. Nevertheless the fasting dishes are perhaps better than the lamb… Including cuttlefish, snails, delicious vegetable casseroles and much more!

Another one of the Easter delights that rewards you for the long period of fasting are the Kalitsounia. These are cretan traditional pies with tiromalama or spinach. Tiromalama is a white creamy cheese from the region of Chania. It’s something in between mozarella and haloumi. Amazing when grilled!




Every year in Agia Roumeli there is a big feast right after the resurrection mass on Saturday night. First the re is the Easter bonfire and then everyone sits down at the table to listen to music, enjoy lamb, whine and kalitsounia and of course dance. This year the feast was set in our taverna and not on the street because it gave good protection from the wind.

Prepping the Easter feast

Prepping the Easter feast

We would like to thank the culture society of Agia Roumeli “Samaria” for organizing a wonderful event featuring the Cretan music group of Charis and Giorgis Pantermakis. Here is a video from the night:

Pine tree aroma in the gorge of Eligia

Pine tree aroma in the gorge of Eligia

In the gorge of Eligia there is a small forest of pine trees. In the summer there is always a pleasant shade there accompanied by a fresh pine tree aroma.

The south coast of Crete under the clouds.




Good morning from Sfakia! Let’s go on a boat trip!

Our home made beeswax cream!

Σπιτική κηραλοιφή με αμυγδαλέλαιο, παρθένο ελαιόλαδο, αιθέρια έλαια λεμονιού, λεβάντας και θυμαριού. Φυσικά το μελισσοκέρι είναι δικής μας παραγωγής! Έχει ενυδατικές, επουλωτικές, αντισηπτικές, αντιμικροβιακές και αντιμυκητησιακές ιδιότητες.
Our homemade beeswax cream with almondoil, virgin olive oil, lemon, lavender and thyme essential oils. The beeswax is from this years honey harvest. It nurtures and hydrates the skin while having healing, cleansing and antibacterial properties.

Sweet appricot

Γλυκό από την βερυκοκκιά μας!

Desert from our appricot tree!

The mountain

In clouds.

Road trip.

On our way from Chania to Sfakia. This was on the day before Easter. We were going to Agia Roumeli to celebrate there. When we started out in Chania the weather was perfect , with a hint of two small clouds stuck to the mountains. As we reached the plateau of Askifou the picture was completely different. Here the fog and rainy clouds were revealed! There is always the chance of having comlete oposite weather conditions on the two sides of the island due the mountain chain!