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#9088 1946-1949

Posted by christa on 28 September 2006 - 12:39 AM in Explore Crete

A very great Jiassas to you to all... :o

After a long time not beeing here I've to excuse myselv about it. But sometimes live goes another way ourselves want to go...

But now:

On time I have a question, on which I think, its not a special question about crete. But Crete is a part of greece and my question belongs to greece at the time 1946-1949. It was the time of the civil war in greece. And it was the time of the paidomazoma. Thousends of children were kidnapped in the nothern parts of greece and brought to the commonistic parts of europe. Most of them never come back.

Others returned in the early sixtis. But they didn't found their identities back...

I know the books of Nicolas Gage and Panaiotis Gekas. All documents of that time...

So - anybody can tell me more about it? Any links?

Many thanks in advance



#7924 Matala

Posted by christa on 10 June 2006 - 11:26 AM in Explore Crete

Hi Cory100

first at all wellcome here on board :rolleyes:

You've found a very nice stay for your holiday in Matala.

The bus to Iraklion goes 4 times a day and needs 1 1/2 hours. Here is the link to the ktel-krete, the busservice:


Matala has very nice beache - its really to far away to go by bus to elafonissi and chrissi. So - take a walk to the red beach or to komos beach. Go to Pitsidia, Kamilari and Kalamaki. In Pitsidia you'll feel real Crete life.

By boat you can go to the holy gorge - agio farango. Also the monastiry of Odigitria is nearby. Try to visit the marked of Mires every Saturday...

As Pam did try to hire a car or a bike and find place, you'll not reach with a bus...

A week in Matala is very short. There is so much more to see as Pam and I told you... But - I think you'll enjoy also your 7 days... :lol:

Some photos of the area Matala

Kind regards


#7844 Good To Have Explorecrete Forum Back

Posted by christa on 31 May 2006 - 12:02 AM in Explore Crete

Hi all

I'm also glad that the forum is back... and to see you all again :D

Thanks to Yanni having done a great job


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#7804 Help Needed

Posted by christa on 06 May 2006 - 01:50 AM in Explore Crete

Hi GinaRosa,

also a great welcome to this site and congratulations to your silver wedding in advance. :)
I think, it's a great idea to celebrate this at crete...

Where will your flight go??? Chania or Iraklion??? And when do you want to go to crete? June? July? This year? Next year? It would be easier to give you an advice, if we know a little bit more...

Do you and your family like more the culture, the nature or only enjoying the crete way of life???

A villa near the sea??? Or nearby the mountains???

Good food and good wines you'll find everywhere at crete... So - tell us al little bit more :P

Kind regards


#7747 Snap!

Posted by christa on 28 April 2006 - 12:42 AM in Explore Crete

Ohh - I think it is Kali Limenes... :)

Maybe we can look to my foto - its from 2004 october

Right hand from the little habour you'll find more houses...

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Kind regards


#7586 Green Houses

Posted by christa on 19 April 2006 - 12:07 AM in Explore Crete

Hi all B)

So you know there are many greenhouses on Crete.

I know that it was a dutch man who brougt them to the island, but I forgot his name... Posted Image

Also I know, that there is a memorial of him on Crete... but I forgot where.... Posted Image

Anybody on board who can give me an answer??? And maybe anybody has a photo of the memorial???

Thanks in advance


#7447 Greek Mythology

Posted by christa on 06 April 2006 - 01:24 AM in Explore Crete

Ohhh .... :D :) :)

The person I looked for was Terpsihore ;)

So - Congratulations to Wim Posted Image

@ Ton - it cann't be Legeia, cause I needed a *R* for a crete-scrabble-riddle .... :P

@ Dinny - sometimes its difficult to understand my way of thinking... And sometimes my husband says, that I am thinking not directly, but think around the corner... :)

To all to you a nice thursday


#7421 Greek Mythology

Posted by christa on 04 April 2006 - 04:07 PM in Explore Crete

As I have seen you all know now a lot of greek mythology.... :P

If you really know all will show this little riddle:

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Take one of this


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I'm looking for a person from the greek mythologie. Try to find out, who is one of the dancings...

Have fun

Christa ;)

#7367 Crete - Modelsearch 3-10 Juni -06

Posted by christa on 31 March 2006 - 01:00 AM in Explore Crete

Hmmm.... I just thought, that you are ten years to late for me... :blink:


Go trough the island and see what you will find. For my opinion it is not nessecary to place nice looking women in the nature of crete. If you have the eye, you'll catch so much good fotos.

Knossos is nice to take fotos - but everyone does... Also Festos and Gournia. But if you are able to take fotos whitch are different from the others, it will be good.

If you can go to the sfakia and in the mountains or generell in the southern parts of crete you will find very good motives...

Kind regards


Ohhh... I forgot

A picture taken with my Nikon at Komo beach Posted Image

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#7068 Happy Birthday Dave

Posted by christa on 12 March 2006 - 03:00 AM in Explore Crete

Oh - I'm late... :unsure: But I hope not too late... B)


May you will drink a raki with us on your birthday??? Posted Image The waiter is on the way to you...

So - cheers and many good years


#7060 Cycle Touring In Crete

Posted by christa on 10 March 2006 - 10:29 PM in Explore Crete

Hi Olexi

first - wild camping is not allowed in greece, so also not on crete...

But here is a link to all the campinggrounds on crete with openingtimes and phonenumbers :


If you have questions to one, two oder more of them, please feel free to ask...

kind regards


#7039 Containerharbour In Timbaki, Part 1

Posted by christa on 08 March 2006 - 01:43 AM in Explore Crete

And for those who understand English here is the english version of the link

cheers - christa :)

Kein Containerhafen in Timbaki / english

#6981 New Airport For Iraklion

Posted by christa on 25 February 2006 - 02:48 AM in Explore Crete

So - in 8 or 10 years the new airport will be built.

As much as I like crete, the airport Iraklion is the most chaotic I`ve ever been. But - I love the Airport Nikos Kazantzakis. :) :) :)

Let's wait together for our baggage more than 1 our, let us try to find out, on whitch baggage conveyor belt we will see all, what we need on crete and let us enjoy the crowds of people when staying at the airport for leaving crete...

But what we will loose, if the airport will change???

The moment, to see the mountains by flying to Iraklion? The smell of a mixture from cerosin and the herbs of crete, when we are alowed to leave the plane? And at least the nearness of one of the most fascinating towns we know???

8 years are 2860 days ... 10 years are 3650 days .... or 73000 cigarettes

Lets enjoy until then the surperb disorganized airport Iraklion, while knowing which each cigarette we are coming nearer the airport kastelli...

Kind and dreaming greets


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#6963 Webcams Hersonissos

Posted by christa on 21 February 2006 - 11:58 PM in Explore Crete

As I know, there a no more webcams in chersonissos... :-(

But for all who are interested here is a link to all webcams in greece - but some have the last date from 2004...


best regards


#6921 Happy Birthday Dinny

Posted by christa on 16 February 2006 - 03:06 PM in Explore Crete

Also from me


All the best and a lot of wonderful moments on crete

Enjoy this day...


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#6887 Word For Yes?and No

Posted by christa on 05 February 2006 - 07:20 PM in Explore Crete

= mala

= mallon

= malista

O.k. now??? :)

#6881 New Dscoveries At Ancient City Near Chania?

Posted by christa on 05 February 2006 - 01:39 AM in Explore Crete

For those who are interested here are another 2 articles :




And Aptera is very, very worth to visit. You will have a view - its fantastic. And from the archeological sight its very interesting. We stayed there more than 2 days...

Best regards

Christa - going up to learn more english and greek... :unsure:

#6877 Word For Yes?and No

Posted by christa on 04 February 2006 - 07:28 PM in Explore Crete

As I use it, means more than yes. Maybe yes, sure...

n Germany we would say : Jawohl

I have learned:

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is from the oldgreek and means : much

is the 2. comparison and

malista the 3. comparison

So - lets hope Yannis could say more... :unsure: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:


#6837 Red Beach Building Plans

Posted by christa on 28 January 2006 - 03:04 AM in Explore Crete

urggsss.... :unsure:

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#6833 Red Beach Building Plans

Posted by christa on 27 January 2006 - 11:58 AM in Explore Crete

Good morning Dinny :-)

here is a link to the golfproject in Matala from ELKE e-news...


On Crete new places for golf and great hotels shall also be build in the area of Palekastro and Makriyialos by a cyprian investor.

For those who don't know the area round Matala and the red beach can find some fotos in my album


Kind regards


#6794 Containerharbour In Timbaki, Part 1

Posted by christa on 23 January 2006 - 12:02 AM in Explore Crete

Karamanlis was in Shanghai and has signed a contract for enlarging the harbours in Athen and Saloniki !!!

TO BHMA 22. 1. 106

Maybee there is another hope.... :-)))

Kind regards


Maybee someone can translate the article in english???

#6672 Happy 2006

Posted by christa on 31 December 2005 - 08:37 PM in Explore Crete

Also my best wishes for 2006 to Yannis and all the people here on this forum

May all your dreams come true

Kind regards


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#6633 Merry Christmas And Happy New Year!

Posted by christa on 25 December 2005 - 01:21 PM in Explore Crete

Merry Christmas...
Kala Xristoujenna...
Joyeux Noel...
Frohe Weihnachten...

to all the belovers of this island on which - I think - God had a special view... and madε it to one of the most wonderful parts on earth.

Hope you all will have a Christmas with peace, joy, health and happyness

Best wishes


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#6593 Containerharbour In Timbaki, Part 1

Posted by christa on 15 December 2005 - 11:20 PM in Explore Crete

In the last time the rumor goes on that in the area of timbaki a big harbour for container-ships is planed. The investors should be coming from china and from komosbeach until agia galini the nature will be destroyed.

The Patris from 2.11.2005

*Το Τυμπάκι θα είναι οριστικά η περιοχή όπου θα γίνει το λιμάνι - μαμούθ που θέλουν οι Κινέζοι. Οι πληροφορίες της “Π” για σχεδόν κλεισμένη συμφωνία επιβεβαιώνονται από την απαντητική επιστολή του προέδρου της China Shipping Group Li kelin προς τον υπουργό Εμπορικής Ναυτιλίας κ. Κεφαλογιάννη.
“Μοιράζομαι την πίστη σας ότι το Τυμπάκι και όλα τα χαρακτηριστικά του είναι μια καλή περιοχή για διαμετακομιστικό κέντρο” αναφέρει ο πρόεδρος της κινέζικης εταιρείας. Ο οποίος και ουσιαστικά αποκαλύπτει ότι προϋπήρξαν συζητήσεις και κατ’ αρχήν συμφωνίες για το Τυμπάκι.
Ο χώρος του ανενεργού σήμερα αεροδρομίου μαζί με την όλη περιοχή είναι 8000 στρέμματα. Τα οποία ανήκουν στο Ελληνικό Δημόσιο (Αεροπορία) και πολύ ευκολότερα μπορούν να παραχωρηθούν για να προχωρήσει η επένδυση.
Παράλληλα πρόκειται για μια περιοχή - ταψί, έτοιμες δηλαδή... αποβάθρα και προβλήτες, ενώ υπάρχει και ο διάδρομος προσγείωσης.
Στην επιστολή του ο Κινέζος πρόεδρος πλέκει το εγκώμιο της Κρήτης λέγοντας ότι είναι η ιδανική επιλογή - λόγω της γεωγραφικής της θέσης - για να αναπτυχθεί ένα διαμετακομιστικό κέντρο για την ανατολική Μεσόγειο, τη Μαύρη Θάλασσα και την περιοχή γύρω από την Αδριατική.
Ο κ. Λ. Κελιν γράφει στον κ. Κεφαλογιάννη ότι θα πρέπει να συνεχιστούν οι συζητήσεις με αντιπροσωπεία του υπουργείου που θα μεταβεί στη Σαγκάη.
Τέλος, αναφέρεται με θερμά λόγια στη φιλοξενία της κυβέρνησης και των Κρητικών λέγοντας ότι ήταν το “highlight” του όλου ταξιδιού στην Ευρώπη.*

I don't know, how much is true. But are here any user from crete are knowing more??? The harbour shoud be bigger than the harbour of Piraeus. Premier Karamanlis will be on Crete on the 17. of December. Members of the chinese shipping company visited Crete in the last time...

So - hoping of getting answers

kind regards


#6142 Locomotive In Iraklion

Posted by christa on 19 October 2005 - 10:56 AM in Explore Crete

good morning all... :)

i`ve a little question...

in iraklion nearby the old harbour people can find an old locomotive since many years.

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how and why does it found the way to crete, although there are no lines and no trains on the island???

and why it's standing always there???

thanks in advance for your answers