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#6183 Cretan Mantinada Lyrics

Posted by Anne on 24 October 2005 - 10:37 AM in Cretan and Greek Music

I love Psarantonis, we went to see him in the fortezza the week after Tzouganakis (thank you). He also had his daughter Niki singing with him and she has one of the most beautiful voices I have ever heard. I too like the more traditional Cretan singers like Skoulas and Gonnianakis. We have met Giorgos Zervakis on several occasions and he even invited Stelios (my hubby) and our company to be his guests at a wedding he played at near Vrysses a few years ago. It was a crazy night as you come to expect from one of his concerts.

A bit off topic but, a few years ago we went to see Pyx Lax playing and I spotted Mihalis Tzouganakis on his way back stage to meet some of the members of the band. He ended up singing "Pali Pali" on stage with them and the crowd went ballistic! Ahhh... happy times!!!


#6135 Cretan Mantinada Lyrics

Posted by Anne on 18 October 2005 - 01:49 PM in Cretan and Greek Music

Hi Angela

One of my favourite Cretan singers, Mihalis Zougianakis (apologies if the spelling is wrong) sings this song and your post reminded me of a night in the summer just past when we went to see him singing in the theatre at the Fortezza in Rethymno.

It was such a magical night, just a slight hint of a breeze coming off the sea and looking up at the clear night sky with Mihalis and his musicians entertaining us with all our favourites. I didnt want it to end.


#6463 Car Boot Sale In Platanes, Rethymno

Posted by Anne on 23 November 2005 - 11:04 AM in Explore Crete

I am a bit worried about the weather gods myself Dinny, judging by the weather here today. If you get lost give me a ring on my mobile and I can guide you there.

Looking forward to meeting you.


#6414 Car Boot Sale In Platanes, Rethymno

Posted by Anne on 18 November 2005 - 12:01 PM in Explore Crete


We are having a car boot sale on Sunday 27th November in Platanes, Rethymno, this will start at around 12 midday. Entry will be 10euros per car as this is for a good cause. Go to the kiosk in the centre of Platanes village and opposite the Galaxy Car Rental behind the kiosk there is a road down to the beach, the sale will be held in the car park at the end of this road. EVERYBODY welcome.

Just to explain a little. At end of every season my friends and I always clear out our summer/winter clothes, books and other stuff and take them to our chum Christine in Pigi. Christine has a second hand shop and she sells everything from furniture and ornaments to books and clothes. Normally when anything is sold, Christine takes a small percent and the rest of the money goes to whoever owned it. When we bring our goodies to Christine we always let her keep whatever she makes from it for her animals, because, Christine will never turn a stray animal away from her door. She takes in dogs, cats, ducks, goats...you name it, if it is stray, it will always find a home in Pigi. So, because this very caring lady doesnt receive any funding from any of the registered local animal shelters we decided that instead of leaving our stuff in the second hand shop we could have a boot sale instead and donate the money to the animals.

So please come, it should be a good day out if nothing else and you never know, you might pick up the bargain of your dreams.

If anybody needs any further information please feel free to ring me or text me on my mobile 6944 195181 or email me at annestel2001 'at' yahoo.com (replace the at with the @).

Hope to see you soon.


#6458 Car Boot Sale In Platanes, Rethymno

Posted by Anne on 22 November 2005 - 11:49 PM in Explore Crete

We have had to re-locate the sale due to the fact that the owners of the land where it was going to take place have had second thoughts about letting us use the land.

We will be now having it in Pigi and here are the new directions. If you are coming from Heraklion direction, take the first turn off for the Old National Road and come along as far as the 'Go Kart' track on the left. Turn left at this road and drive for 2.2kilometres and you will see a Nestle flag and balloons on the right hand side of the road and that is where it is. For the people coming from Chania direction, come along the old National Road through Platanes and Adele until you come to the Go Kart track on the right and turn right and see above.

Hope anybody that is interested can pass this info on.

Again, thank you.


#6546 Busy Yannis?!?!

Posted by Anne on 09 December 2005 - 11:51 AM in Explore Crete

Wow Yiannis, great news and congratulations! I always look forward to each new edition of the Gazette.

What next? Television? :D Watch out Rupert Murdoch!!!

Good Luck with your new venture.

#6136 Beach Volleyball

Posted by Anne on 18 October 2005 - 01:58 PM in Explore Crete

Hi There

You will find that most of the beaches in the towns have volleyball nets. The one on the beach road in Rethymno opposite the Porto Rethymno hotel always has games going on. I dont think you will have much problem arranging some friendly matches with the local lads and lassies or holidaymakers.


#6360 Apollon Aparthotel, Plantanes, Rethymnon

Posted by Anne on 08 November 2005 - 10:46 AM in Explore Crete

The Appollon Apartments are situated behind Platanes, the area that they are in is called Chesame and they are along a well lit street with houses so I dont think you will have any need for torches.

If the barman is Lefteris, tell him Anne from My Place said hello. Enjoy your holidays.


#6166 About Ferries

Posted by Anne on 21 October 2005 - 12:03 PM in Explore Crete

Checked on a few greek ferry sites and there are only ferries to Kos from Athens.