Flying on a Hot-Air Balloon Over Crete’s Stunning Lasithi Plateau
The amazing experience of flying with a hot-air balloon over the Lasithi Plateau in Crete. The Plateau is an ancient lake bed, surrounded on all sides by the huge mass of the majestic Dikti Mountains. By Tony Cross For someone who...
The Magic of Sailing Through the Corinth Canal
What is it like sailing through the Corinth Canal? British expatriates Tony and Tessa Cross describe a fascinating experience. The Greek engineering marvel will temporarily reopen for three months on Monday, July 4th after the landslides of more than...
The Greek Connection to the US National Anthem
By Tony Cross It's fairly well known that the words to the US National Anthem were written by a 33-year old lawyer named Francis Scott Key, as he watched the British Royal Navy bombarding Fort McHenry in Baltimore harbour on...
Santorini Mules and Donkeys Exploited for Profit
By Tony Cross The interesting article on the Santorini mules and donkeys by Michael Ermogenis was well informed and well written. It was, however, largely a description of the history of the use of mules and donkeys on the island,...
Living on a Yacht in Greece: The Magic of Island Hopping
How is it living aboard a yacht in Greece? British expatriates Tony and Tessa Cross have spent years doing it while crisscrossing the Aegean. By Tony Cross If you walk along the quay of almost any coastal town in Greece you'll...
Pronunciation of Greek is Major Problem in Speaking the Language
Pronunciation of Greek is the major problem in learning the language, according to an English speaker living on the island of Crete. "My plea to the Greek people would be to please be patient with us and to try and...
British Expatriates in Greece: Our Lives Changed Forever After Brexit
A British couple living in Greece for many years describe the chaos that Brexit brought to the lives. The changes that had to be made, the battles with Greek bureaucracy, the frustration of being deprived of political rights. "I...
Gorge Of Richtis: A Lush Hiking Destination in Eastern Crete
The Richtis Gorge in eastern Crete may not be as well known as the Samaria Gorge, but it is a lush paradise. It's a very special place.