Week 4: Mochlos Part Deux July 2nd 2009 As I write tonight, I'm sitting out on the back porch of Georgou's (pronounced Your-go) taverna, enjoying a cold Mythos (the local Greek beer) and watching the sun set over Mirabello bay. It's hard to believe I've been in Mochlos for over a week now. I arrived in Mochlos last Monday after my spelunking adventure at Skoteino, and I was on a boat out to Mochlos island and the archaeological site a ... read more
Europe » Greece » Crete Greece achieved its independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1829. During the second half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century, it gradually added neighboring islands and territories, most with Greek-speaking populations. In Worl... ... read more
There is a land called Crete, in the midst of the wine-dark sea, a fair, rich land, begirt with water, and therein are many men, past counting, and ninety cities. They have not all the same speech, but their tongues are mixed. There dwell Achaeans, there great-hearted native Cretans, there Cydonians, and Dorians of waving plumes, and goodly Pelasgians.
-Homer, The Odyssey, Bk. 19
The land of Armenia, then, is situated largely on an extensive plateau, surrounded by high mountains, well watered by rivers which perpetuate its natural fertility.... The rulers of Armen... full info