Reimagining Tabakaria

On the eastern edge of Chania is the historic suburb of Halepa, and its tiny coastal area -Tabakaria (the Greek word for tanneries). A walk through this magical film-set -like landscape is one of the great Chania experiences, for anyone wanting more than the standard tours. For Tabakaria is a place where the buildings talk. […]

On foreign soil: the search for fallen Diggers

Loren Brown, grand-daughter of John McGarrity. Killed-in-action in Greece in April 1941, McGarrity’s remains have never been found. Photo: Meredith O’Shea Taking cover behind a stone wall in northern Greece on April 12, 1941, two Australian soldiers, Private John McGarrity and Lance Corporal Robert Brown were breathless, having run for their lives through a hail […]