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Northern Crete

The Greek island Crete lies between the Greek mainland and African Libia in the Mediterranean sea.
It is long stretched, has rather big mountains and is very fertile.
Maybe this is the reason why one of the first European civilsations started here about 4000 years ago.
The so called Minoan civilization was very prosperous and at his peak around 3500 years ago it dominated the Mediterranean.
They created a very fine and joyful art; Knossos is here what Pompeii is for Italy.
Also the famous painter El Greco was born in this area

We stayed in a very quiet and remote village in the northern part of the island.
The higher you get in the mountains (reaching up to 2400 meters) the " wilder" the countryside and the people get.
The locals here are famous for their independent character having survived so many foreign occupations.
It is a kind of " wild country" here although the nearby harbor city of Rethymnon is a very lovely.

Green stairs
Green stairs
A little laundry
A little laundry
Swedish colors
Swedish colors
Joyful colors
Joyful colors
Popourri
Popourri
Greek abstract
Greek abstract
Octopus
Octopus
No danger!.
No danger!.
Our own housenumber
Our own housenumber
Stairway
Stairway
Wanna ride my bycicle?
Wanna ride my bycicle?
Shooting is for free!
Shooting is for free!
Amazing window
Amazing window
Patio
Patio
Please sit down
Please sit down
Minoan settlement ( 1500 BC)
Minoan settlement ( 1500 BC)
The door is open
The door is open
No entrance
No entrance
Fun
Fun
Greek chair
Greek chair
Cretan colors
Cretan colors
Window half closed
Window half closed
El Greco painting 1
El Greco painting 1
Take a seat
Take a seat
Mountain windmill
Mountain windmill
Byzanthine church
Byzanthine church
Car and door
Car and door
Inviting
Inviting
Chair colors
Chair colors
Blue/red
Blue/red
Bali beach
Bali beach
Near the church
Near the church
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