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The Magic of Greek Coffee Shops or Kafenios

When I first came to Crete last year and was going around different villages for my thesis on the carob, I often noticed the older men peacefully sitting outside cafes, with their coffee cups, clicking their beads or komboloi or just watching the cars pass by. I then had the pleasure of staying at Gonies,… Continue reading The Magic of Greek Coffee Shops or Kafenios

Crete · Greece

Open market day in Heraklion, Crete

When I first moved to Heraklion, coming from a vibrant culture of going to open markets where vegetables are sold in little makeshift stalls by vendors who source their fresh produce everyday from the wholesale market at the crack of dawn, I was sure the Cretans also had a fresh market for the weekends. I… Continue reading Open market day in Heraklion, Crete