Latest Crete Stories

2008-09-14 03:00:17

By d'Ancona, Matthew 'Teach me to dance. Will you?' Few scenes in cinema have the emotional poignancy and magic of the last moments of Zorba the Greek (1964), as Basil, the young English writer played by Alan Bates, seeks his final lesson in life from Anthony Quinn's majestic peasant- magus, on the Cretan shore. All around them are broken dreams, and the air hangs heavy with the prospect of their parting: but nothing can repress their joy as that familiar theme, 'Sirtaki', by Mikis...

2007-08-30 06:19:19

By Antoniou, Chrysoula V Koukouraki, Elisavet E; Diamadopoulos, Evan ABSTRACT: The aim of this work was to develop a simple and fast analytical method for the determination of a wide range of organic compounds (volatile and semivolatile compounds) in municipal wastewater. The headspace-solid-phase microextraction (HS-SPME) and gas chromatography (with mass spectroscopy) was used for determination of the organic compounds. In this study, 39 organic compounds were determined, including 3...

2005-06-03 20:15:50

Manufacturing and professional services are not the only industries suffering from "overseas outsourcing."  So is tourism. Yesterday's inexpensive tourist destinations "“ Italy, Spain and Greece "“ are now competing with upstarts like Turkey and North African countries such as Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia. "It's the economy," reports Michael Romanos, University of Cincinnati professor who has studied tourism around the globe.  "The European Union has flattened prices...

Latest Crete Reference Libraries

2007-08-14 04:23:12

The Kri-kri (Capra aegagrus creticus), sometimes called the Cretan goat, Agrimi, or Cretan Ibex, is a subspecies of wild goat. The Kri-kri is native to the Eastern Mediterranean, now found only on the island of Crete, Greece and three small islands just offshore (Dia, Thodorou and Agii Pandes). The Kri-kri is not thought to be indigenous to Crete, but was imported during the time of the Minoan civilization. Nevertheless, it is found nowhere else and the form is therefore endemic to Crete....

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  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.