Stone Carving of Crete, Gavalochori. Luka Tica, Foundation for Gavalochori

The two major sources for this website were two books written about Gavalochori that provided much key historical and contextual information:

  • Fronimakis, Vasileios. The Traditional Village of Gavalochori, an unpublished manuscript written in 1969 and loaned to us by his niece, Anastasia Fronimaki.
  • Vorinaki, Emmanuel. Gavalochori – Apokoronas: Its Identity. M. Manioudakis E.P.E, 2000. 

The other sources that provided information for the website were:

  • Aretakis, Christos. Chania: Agrotourism and Alternative Tourism. Translated by Sandra Rosmaraki and Eleni Bouchli. Prefectural Administration of Chania, 2008.
  • Barveri, Maria, and Alexis Kouvaritakis. Chania Guide. Zampeliou & Moshon, 2017.
  • “Becoming an Orthodox.” Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church. Accessed August 16, 2022. Read more >
  • Blasaki, Maria-Andreadaki. The County of Khania Through Its Monuments from the Prehistoric Period to Roman Times. Ministry of Culture, Archaeological Receipts Fund, 1997.
  • Cameron, Pat. Blue Guide: Crete. 7th ed., A & C Black, 2003.
  • Despotakis, Manolis. Memories and Merry: True Stories from My Homeland Area. Cited in Kostopoulou, Stella, Dimitrios Kyriakou, Sevasti Malisiova, Evina Sofianou, Anastasia Toufengopoulou, and Valia Xanthopoulou-Tsitsoni. The Western Silk Road in Greece. Laboratory of Applied Economics and Development, Department of Economics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 2016, pp. 172-73. Read more >
  • Dimopoulos, Johanna. “Building Blocks: Paximadia, the Ancient Wonder Bread.” Culinary Backstreets, 6 April 2020. Read more >
  • Dubin, Mark, and Frank Kydoniefs. Buying a Property: Greece. Cadogan, 2004.
  • Facaros, Dana, and Michael Pauls. Crete. Cadogan, 2010.
  • Gasparis, Charalambos. “Byzantine Families in Venetian Context: The Gavalas and Ialinas Family in Venetian Crete (XIIIth-XIVth Centuries).” Byzantina Symmeikta, vol. 29, 2019, pp. 1-132. Read more >
  • Genova, Amy Michelle. Strategies of Resistance: Cretan Archaeology and Political Networks During the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries. 2019. University of Chicago, PhD dissertation. Read more >   
  • Gay, Jennifer. Greece: Garden of the Gods. Athens: Athens News, 2004.
  • “Greece’s Debt: 1974-2018.” Council on Foreign Relations, 2022. Read more >
  • Greenhill, Cora. “Alonia, The Threshing Circles of Crete.” Explore Crete: The Travel Guide for Real Crete. Accessed 17 July 2022. Read more >
  • Halstead, Paul, and Glynis Jones. “Agrarian Ecology in the Greek Islands: Time Stress, Scale and Risk.” Journal of Hellenic Studies, vol. 109, 1989, pp. 41-55. Read more >
  • Harris-Papaioannou, Stacey. “Why Greeks Break Plates: The History Behind the Custom.”, 28 August 2021. Read more >
  • Higuera, Valencia, and Kelly Kennedy. “What Are the Possible Benefits of Lavender? The Must-Know Facts About the Therapeutic Plant.” Everyday Health, 6 July 2019. Read more >
  • “How to Eat and Make Cretan Rusks (Dakos).” Mediterranean Living. Accessed 20 July 2022. Read more >
  • Kalogeraki, Stella. Chania: The City & the Prefecture. Translated by Julia Cralli. Mediterraneo, 2003.
  • Kalogeraki, Stella, and Vangelis Papiomytoglou. Crete.  Rethymno, Crete: Mediterraneo, n.d.
  • “Keeping Our History Alive: Traditional Olive Oil Making in Lesvos.” Mía Elía. Accessed 17 July 2022. Read more >
  • Kennerly, Rebecca M. “Getting Messy: In the Field and at the Crossroads with Roadside Shrines.” Text and Performance Quarterly, vol. 22, no. 4, 2002, pp. 229-60.
  • Kostopoulou, Stella, Dimitrios Kyriakou, Sevasti Malisiova, Evina Sofianou, Anastasia Toufengopoulou, and Valia Xanthopoulou-Tsitsoni. The Western Silk Road in Greece. Laboratory of Applied Economics and Development, Department of Economics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 2016. Read more >
  • Koustouraki-Koukoulari, Christina. Kopaneli: Cretan Handmade Lace. N. p., n. d
  • Latymer, Hugo and Niccolo Grassi. The Mediterranean Gardener. Frances Lincoln in association with The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, 2001.
  • Lower, Jenny. “Why the Evil Eye is Trending in Greece.” USA Today, 2022. Read more >
  • Maltezou, Chryssa A. “Byzantine Legends in Venetian Crete.” Bosphorus: Essays in Honour of Cyril Mango, edited by Stefanos Efthymiadis, Claudia Rapp, and Dimitris Tsougarakis, Adolf M. Hakkert, 1995, 233-42.
  • Mandi, Sofia-Rafailia, and Androulla Agapiou. Γαβαλοχώρι Χανίων: Zητήματa Προστασίας ενός Πaρaδοσιακού Συνόλou (Gavalochori of Chania: Issues of Protection of a Traditional Community). Technical University of Crete, 2020.
  • “Mantinades: All About the Famous Rhyming Couplet of Crete.” Rental Center Crete, 12 January 2022. Read more >
  • Mathewes-Green, Frederica. “12 Things I Wish I’d Known.” An Ancient Faith Blog. Accessed 21 July 2022. Read more >
  • Palioudakis, Carol. Living in Crete: A Guide to Living, Working, Retiring & Buying Property in Crete. Carol Palioudakis, 2007.
  • Patowary, Kaushik. “The Roadside Shrines of Greece.” Amusing Planet, March 4, 2019. Read more >
  • “Paximadi: All you Need to Know about the Cretan Rusk.” Creta Maris AuthenticXperience, 16 March 2020. Read more >
  • Prokos, Hayley, Nena Dimitriou, and Pavlos Zafiropoulos. “Greek Fish Translated: A Guide to Greece’s Seafood.” Greece Is: Travel, Culture, Gastronomy & More, 5 November 2018. Read more >
  • Samatas, Yannis. “Mantinades in Crete.” Explore Crete: The Travel Guide for Real Crete/Aerakis Seistron Music. Accessed 5 September 2022. Read more >
  • Santorinaiou, Kiki, and Nora Dramitinou-Anastasoglou. Crete: A Tour of All the Towns and Villages. Toubi’s, 2000.
  • Schoeters, Annelies. “European Road Safety Observatory: National Road Safety Profile—Greece.” Brussels, Belgium: Directorate General for Transport, European Commission, 2023. Read more >
  • Schulte-Peevers, Andrea, Trent Holden, Kate Morgan, and Kevin Raub. Crete. 7th ed., Lonely Planet, 2020.
  • Simon, Eric. Brighten Up Your Life with Bougainvillea. Bougainvillea Growers International, n.d.
  • Simon, Jos. Frommer’s Crete Day by Day. Wiley, 2010.
  • Stecher, Angelika, Brigitte Westerkamp, and Thomas Lamm. Apokoronas: Regional Holiday Guide. Local Explorer, 2008.
  • Tani, Maria Letizia and Andrea Innocenti. The Flowers of Greece (English edition). Casa Editrice Bonechi, 2002.
  • “The Evil Eye in Greece . . . and How to Protect Yourself!” Real Greece Experiences, 13 December 2021. Read more >
  • “Through the Good Times and the Bad, Greeks Keep on Smashing Plates.” The Press Project, 20 December 2013. Read more >
  • Tsougarakis, Dimitris. Byzantine Crete: From the 5th Century to the Venetian Conquest. S. D. Basilopoulos, 1988.
  • Tsolakidou, Stella. “The History and How to of Komboloi, or ‘Greek Worry Beads.’” Greek Reporter, 25 December 2021. Read more >
  • Vasilakis, Adonis S. The Great Inscription of the Law Code of Gortyn. MYSTIS, [2004].
  • White Pearl Family. “The Story Behind the Evil Eye in Greece.” Footsteps to Santorini, 20 March 2021. Read more >
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