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Dave W

11 September 2013 - 09:30 AM

This is very sad news. I have copied a message Dinny sent me last night.

So sad to hear that Dave Williams, whom we know from ExploreCrete, has died tonight. I had a friends request from his daughter this evening and immediately I was close to tears, because I expected what she wanted to contact me for. I am so sad for him and his family. He was just - finally - retired and was enjoying life with his little granddaughter, then he caught cancer, was rushed through chemio I think - and did not make it. He was such a funny chap and with such a great approach to whatever life would hand you. It was really a sad message to receive.

International Sculpture Symposium 1St-25Th September

07 September 2011 - 06:44 PM

There is an International Sculpure Symposium being held in the village of Venerato this month. (1st-25th Sept 2011). There are a group of Cretan & international (Ukraine, France, Egypt $ Spain) sculptors creating works of art from marble & other stone.
It is open daily from 9am until around 7pm & entry is free. There are also workshops for children.
It has been organised this year by the Cultural Association of Venerato.

Venerato is around 18kms south west of Heraklion, just off the main road which runs from Heraklion to Mires/Tymbaki.

Earino Taverna, Asites (20kms From Heraklion)

03 August 2010 - 12:02 PM

On my last visit to Crete in July I "discovered" a new Taverna within 4-5kms of my house. (It actually opened in 2006). I'd heard about it last year, but this year I sought it out!!! and it was WELL worth the little drive.
It's called EARINO & it's in Kato Asites, well it's up the mountain above K. Asites & you get a panoramic view all the way to the sea at Heraklion (around 20kms away).
The food is traditional Cretan food, and they are open all year round & very reasonably priced. Local Cretan village prices!!! On both occassions that I went, we were the only non Greeks.
The majority of their food they either produce themselves or buy from local farmers. Their Anthogalo cheese is made by an old lady from Asites village, the snails they collect from the mountain behind them etc. Their bread, rusks & chondros is all made on the premises.
They also have a few apartments & villas for rent.

It's well worth a drive to even if you just visit for coffee, below the Taverna they have a fantastic terrace where they serve coffee & drinks.
:) :) :)


Explore Crete Dinner July 2010

21 May 2010 - 03:30 PM

Hi all,

After the success of the Explolre Crete dinner in May this year, it was suggested that we do it all again in July!!!

I will be around 2nd-24th. I think Ton said he will be around the 1st week of July, obviously Dinny, Pam & Bob are already on the island & maybe Yannis can join us this time. Wim, what about you?

Ton has suggested that we eat in a village called Yeni Gave, apparently it's famous for spit-roasted meats, suckling pig in particular. Now I had serious problems locating this place on a map! all my Cretan neighbours knew it & were describing where it was, could I find it, no. Eventually I found it on the maps in The Battle for Crete & The Cretan Runner, so....... current maps, again NO. Eventually after many days of research I discovered the village is now called Dros(s)ia & hey I've now found it on several maps!!! It's on the old road from Heraklion to Perama/Rethymon, north west of Anoigia.

Any other takers for July?


Explore Crete Dinner 3rd May 2010

03 April 2010 - 11:06 AM

Seeing as this was posted & organised initially under "Where is Wim?" Some members may not have seen this. Anyone else around then?

Meeting Date will now be the 3rd of May
Place : Vafis Restaurant in Sivas Square
Time: 19:00pm
Coordination Persons for this event: Dinny & Yannis

Please confirm your participation to this topic board and by E-Mail,phone, or by pigeon message to the above mentioned co-ordination persons.