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Agia Roumeli Remains My Favorite Destination on Earth: Crete, Greece

Posted on Saturday, July 15, 2017

I’ve written about Agia Roumeli in southern Crete many times.  Last month, I realized a dream by sharing my favorite place on Earth with my mother, who now understands and supports my…

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I Should Be Writing a Blog Post: What I’m Doing In Crete

Posted on Thursday, June 18, 2015

I should be writing a blog post. But I’ve been so busy…making signs for a restaurant…

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Gavdos Island, Greece: Timeless, Wild and Free

Posted on Thursday, June 4, 2015

In Agia Roumeli, I spent countless hours staring across the Libyan Sea at the mysterious Gavdos Island. I wondered what was there. And now, finally…

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Walking the Southern Crete Coast: Agia Roumeli to Agios Pavlos Chapel

Posted on Monday, May 25, 2015

As many times as I’ve been in this village, I’ve never walked east along the coast. I’ve always felt so content, so…

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Agia Roumeli, Crete, Greece: Life is but a Dream

Posted on Friday, June 13, 2014

I’ve been in Agia Roumeli for two weeks – the longest I’ve stayed in any one place in the last five months. Admittedly, there are other places to see in Crete but I’m stuck here willingly and gladly, relishing…

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I’m Drawing Again! News from Crete, Greece

Posted on Tuesday, June 3, 2014

It’s been years since I’ve been inspired to draw. This has pained me. The intent was there, and the desire, but nothing flowed. It seemed the well was dry. And suddenly last week in Agia Roumeli, an…

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Photo of the Week: Beehives in Agia Roumeli, Crete, Greece

Posted on Sunday, June 1, 2014

For at least a few thousand years, locals in Agia Roumeli have made their living as goatherders and beekeepers. In 300 B.C., Agia Roumeli was a city called Tarra, which minted…

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Return to Crete, Greece – Where the Magic Happens

Posted on Sunday, May 25, 2014

Come in. Have a seat. Stay a while. I’ve got a lot to tell you. It’s been nearly three weeks since I sailed from Santorini to the shores of Crete. Stepping foot on this…

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Photo of the Week: The Village of Hóra Sfakíon, Crete, Greece

Posted on Thursday, May 22, 2014

Hóra Sfakíon is a tiny village in southern Crete with about 300 residents. Getting there is an easy, direct bus ride from Chania with some amazing…

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Crete, Greece: I left my heart.

Posted on Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Hans decides to move on, never one to stay anywhere long. I watch as his ferry pulls away from the dock in Agia Roumeli and I am tearful because I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to meet him. I spend a couple more days enjoying…

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