Little light fare here on the blog today - some facts about Crete, gleaned in the six weeks since we moved here. All sorts and sizes, something for everyone (you're welcome). I'll intersperse the historical stuff with the "daily living" stuff, just to keep you on your toes.
1. The famous 16th and 17th century artist "El Greco" was a born and bred Cretan. You remember the guy from art history 101? (I had to look him up myself). His full name was Domenicos Theotokopoulos, far too long and complicated for most people on mainland Europe to remember, so they shortened it to El Greco, and the rest is history. Literally. But his career started on Crete, and the Cretans are rightfully very proud of him. I'm told that every major city in Crete has a Theotokopoulos St in his honour. Here's ours in Chania:Read More