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The Cretan International Community organizes day and weekend excursions, archaeological lectures, joint meals, games afternoons and other social activities.
Sunday the 25th of March, 2018
Coach trip to Lappa and Hiliomoudou
CIC president Ralph Krüger arranged this whole-day bus excursion for us.
We first went to the village of Argiroupolis which was named Lappa in ancient times. In the upper village there is a Roman mosaic which we unfortunately could not see as during the winter they cover it with plastic sheets and sand in order to protect it from the weather.
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Sunday the 11th of March, 2018
Joint Lunch at Taverna Vamvakas in Roussospiti
CIC President Ralph Krüger arranged this month's joint lunch for us. Before the meal we had a hike south of the village to the small churches of St. George and St. Lukas.
Here are also our last photos with CIC member Robin Drawwater, who died a few weeks later during a visit to England.
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Tuesday the 14th of November, 2017
Talks and Games Evening at the "Billia's" in downtown Rethymnon
CIC president Ralph Krüger prepared this Talks and Games Evening in a new place for us.
At the "Billia's" in 150, Gerakari Street they do not only have billiards but also darts, table football, chess and a lot of other games.
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Sunday the 29th of January, 2017
Coach trip to Apokoronas
CIC treasurer Ralph Krüger arranged this year's first whole-day bus excursion for us.
Our first destination was the ▶ Monastery of St. George in Karydi near Vamos with its well worth seeing ruins of Crete's earliest ever licensed olive oil factory.
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Sunday the 18th of December, 2016
Joint Dinner at Taverna Othonas in Rethymnon City
CIC treasurer Ralph Krüger arranged this month's joint dinner for us.
We went to Taverna Othonas which belongs to CIC member Mr. Otto Christoudakis, and he pampered us one more time with imaginative starters and a choice of most delicious main dishes.
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Wednesday the 2nd of November, 2016
Talks and Games Afternoon at Taverna Klimataria in Rethymno - Misiria
CIC president Peter Winterink prepared the first Talks and Games Afternoon of this winter half year for us.
Kostas and Dina from Pikris were this time among the participants, too.
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Wednesday the 2nd of November, 2016
Greek lessons in Rethymnon - Viran Episkopi
CIC member Matthias Konopka prepared for this winter half year a Greek course for us.
Our teacher is Mr. Giannis Andriopoulos, the headmaster of the primary school in Viran Episkopi by the Old National Road to Perama.
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Friday the 5th of August, 2016
Excursion and Wine Tasting
CIC Secretary Stuart Walsh arranged this car pool excursion for us:
"I reckon it had been about 5 years since we last organised a visit to a winery for a tasting so set about organising another of these ever popular events.
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Sunday the 22nd of May, 2016
Birthday Party at Taverna Vamvakas in Roussospiti
Not a CIC event in the proper meaning of the word, but something similar: CIC Treasurer Ralph Krüger celebrated his 60th birthday anniversary with the help of many CIC members.
Special appearance by CIC member Georgios Vamvakas who is the host of the taverna.
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Tuesday the 26th of April, 2016
Syllogos "Agapi" at Rethymnon
The Syllogos Agapi is a facility for mentally disabled children and young people in Rethymnon.
The CIC supported the activities of the facility in 2016 by using donations for purchasing various consumables, which were presented on the 26th of April.
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Sunday the 24th of April, 2016
Coach trip to the Sfakia
CIC treasurer Ralph Krüger arranged for us this day excursion.
In the most interesting ▶ War Museum of Kares on the northern edge of the Askifou Plateau, Andreas Hatzidakis, the son of the museum's founder, explained the big number of collected pieces to us in detail.
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Sunday the 17th of April, 2016
Joint Lunch at Taverna Hovoli between Loutra and Kyrianna
Giannis Kyriakopoulos, the new host of the Hovoli, spoiled us with imaginative appetizers and kid goat and chicken fromt the charcoal grill.
After the meal he also joined the CIC, as now shown in the "Restaurants and Tavernas" section of our
▶ Address Directory.
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Sunday the 20th of March, 2016
Joint Lunch at Taverna Kellari in Platanias
CIC member ▶ Stavros Karamanis this time prepared 35 portions of chicken fillet for us, plus 2 vegetarien plates.
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Sunday the 28th of February, 2016
Tour of the Cret@quarium and the Kazantzakis Museum
followed by lunch at Taverna Kriti Gi in Skalani
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Sunday the 14th of February, 2016
Joint Lunch at Taverna Kehagias in Stavromenos
CIC member ▶ Kostas Kehagiadakis again prepared something special for us.
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Sunday the 7th of February, 2016
Slide Show about the walks of the 'Pikri lopers'
... of course at Kostas' and Dina's Taverna and with a delicious lunch
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