Below are some great online resources to learn more about Hania and Crete
You Tube Videos
Chania - Crete Length: 1:10:31
My cousin Stella Varouhakis gave me this video on DVD when she visited the U.S. for her son Miron's wedding. I was happy to find it on YouTube. It is an excellent video and very entertaining. Ευχαριστο Στέλλα!
A trip through the Gorge of Kapsa - Pervolakia Length: 9:42
There are so many gorges throughout Crete. We tend to only think of the Samarian Gorge, but for the true outdoorsman, there are many, many more to choose from.
An amazing short video of Theo Ianni! Length: 2:56. Greek language.
When I came across this video and saw the image of my own Uncle John I was totally blown away. This was taken at the nursing home and he is telling the story of Venizelos and the uprising against the Turks for Cretan independence, which began in Theriso.
Another video with Theo Ianni. Length: 14:33. Greek language. This is a short documentary about Venizelos and the revolution of 1905. Various people from Theriso are interviewed, and Uncle John is the first. Another rare find.
This is... Crete. Length: 5:28.
Chania | A journey to your senses Length:3:28.
The Island Cooking of Crete Length: 19:08
Did you know that the mountains of Crete have more edible plants than anywhere else in Europe? That's one of the fascinating facts you'll learn about the Cretan diet and how it's intertwined with every aspect of life in Crete.
On the Road.
Following are some videos of nothing but driving, as seen from the front seat of the car. These are great videos if you have never driven in Crete, let alone been there. Some of the driving may seem crazy in the city, but only because it is! Watch the whole video from front to back, experience the sights, the sounds, the pace of things. Life on the road is much more hectic than things off the road. Maybe this is where Cretans take out a lot of their aggressions. Enjoy.
Driving around the Amari Dam
The Amari Dam provides water to Rethimnon. It is one of the largest bodies of water on the island.
From Hania to Maleme Length: 21:20
Platanias to Hania Length: 19:12
Come back soon for more resouces and information as I scour the web to bring you the best content I can find about Hania and Crete.
Don't hesitate to do your own research. The search is half the fun!