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Bike critical mass event April 6, 2008

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Today, there was a bike critical mass event, organized in more than 18 major (and more minor) cities around Greece. Podilatreis, our  local (Chania) critical mass team, organized a ride in the city streets.

About 200 people of every age took part in the ride, proving that there is a strong demand for incorporation of policies that favour and respect bike movement in the city streets.

Depicted next are a few photos; for more photos check this flickr collection.


PsaroGiorgis @ Chania April 5, 2008

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After the Kevin Yost music event last week, yesterday, PsaroGiorgis, a great folk Cretan musician (son of famous Psarantonis) was performing in town. Had a great time!


Mantinades and Captain Sarakas

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Yet another delayed post 🙂

Two weeks ago, during another great food adventure series, we visited tavern Sarakas in a small village called Kato Poros, Rethymno prefecture.

The food was really delicious as expectedin a classic Cretan tavern.  What was really suprising  was that the tavern walls was full of mantinades (short Cretan poems), some of them really amazing! We couldn’t resist but writing one mantinada ourselves in the walls!

And of course the tavern host (which we call Captain Sarakas) is a really great guy!

See for yourself:


Rethymno 2008 Carnival!

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This is a delayed post 🙂

For the 4 past years we attend Rethymno Carnival. It turns out to be one of the  favorite events of the year, as we always have a great time. It just keeps getting better every year and we have turned out to be Huge fans!

I have uploaded most photos (220!)  this flickr collection!

Will also upload some videos too, enjoy!


Kevin Yost @ Senso March 29, 2008

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Chania city, as a one of the best tourist attractions in Greece,  is also one of the top destinations for many well known DJs and music producers. Although most DJs appear during summer time, we are lucky enough to have many of them performing during the rest of the year too!

After the visit of Nikos Diamantopoulos to Chania, one of my favorite music producers and DJs a few weeks ago, Kevin Yost, another great DJ came to town! The event took place at Senso club and was of great success! Since photos from the club are not that good (due to poor lighting conditions) I uploaded some photos  from the Kevin Yost appearance at Ocean beach bar,  summer 2006: