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A variety of postings from and about Crete, perhaps about Greek mainland as well. Music, photographs, humor, cuisine. Anyone can join, but please stay on topic.
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Windows: The Cretan Operating System

There’s an old Cretan saying, it seems, which states “The only good window is a closed window.” On Crete,...
Aug 21, 2010 by R. C. Camphausen - 2 comments

Erotokritos (Cretan music performed by an Irishman living here)

Superbly rendered contemporary version of a song from the Cretan 'Erotokritos' (17th century). Ross Daly has been...
Aug 21, 2010 by R. C. Camphausen - 4 comments

Traditional Greek Song

An interesting exploration of the Greek landscape, with a tratitional song performed by the group Chainides (more...
Aug 21, 2010 by R. C. Camphausen

Conversation between the god Zeus and a mortal

Mortal: What is a million years like to you? Zeus: Like one second. Mortal: What is a million Euro like to you?...
Aug 21, 2010 by R. C. Camphausen - 1 comment
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