Tag: Chania


On this day: 25 November 1905 Theriso revolt ends

The Theriso revolt (Επανάσταση του Θερίσου), from 23 March – 25 November 1905, was an insurrection that broke out in March 1905 against the government of Crete, then an autonomous state under Ottoman suzerainty.

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Fourth generation of Iordanis' now keeping Chania’s famous Bougatsa tradition alive

The origins of bougatsa are traced back to Byzantium. The Greek migrants who fled away from Constantinople in 1922 after the Greco-Turkish War introduced bougatsa to Greece; Serres and Thessaloniki at the north of Greece were the first cities to become acquainted with this delicacy. Soon bougatsa “conquered” the entire country and became one of the most popular and favorite street food of the Greeks.