Our search for Minoan ceramic perfection takes us back to Margarites Village and the amazing workshop Keramion.
It’s finally Spring on Crete island, and the pristine waters offshore are warming and welcoming visitors and locals alike.
In his first controversial book on extraterrestrials in antiquity, the legendary UFO expert and author of the famous book “Chariots of the Gods,” Erich von Däniken devoted a chapter to the “Minoan Hypothesis.” This theory, derived from Plato’s descriptions of Atlantis, which were later associated with the destruction of Thera (Santorini), has been hotly debated for decades now.
On the island of Crete many mysteries wait patiently their discovery. One place that comes to mind when I think of misunderstood Minoan Crete is the site of Monastiraki, what was probably a palace overlooking the Amari Valley, south east of Rethymno.
A story from ancient Karfi, a story of how the last Minoans may have lived and believed. Karfi was the last stronghold of a magnificent culture destroyed by the gods.
Ano Asites is a secret place I was not going to divulge the secrets of. Not telling strangers about such pristine treasures would be sacrilegious though.