DIMITRIS HATZIKONSTANTINOU - WHEN I THINK OF CRETE
Crete, a place full of contrasts. Nothing is the same as another. The landscapes are constantly rotating. Mountain, plain, sea, all side by side. You are one in the snowy Psiloritis, Madares, on the plateau of Lasithi and the next you face the hot Libyan. The terrestrial landscape is followed by green plantations with olives, vines and fruit trees. In the stony storm of the southwestern coastline, small beautiful and lacy beaches penetrate the rock offering peace. And in the middle of the man. With a continuous presence on the island from the Neolithic to the present day, the man, the creator of the island's great history. The periods of great revival (Minoan civilization, Cretan revival, struggles for freedom) were followed by dark, harsh and painful seasons. Nevertheless, her people have always found the strength to continue ...
How can you fit Crete into a book!
The life and activities of the inhabitants of Crete are captured through rich material. In particular, the book includes: • Rich photographic material • Information about the traditions, customs, flora, fauna, nutrition, mythology, archaeological finds and the history of Crete, as well as texts relating to people from Crete that have remained in history • Texts of writers, travelers and visitors • Poems, songs and mantinades