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Other official historic names of Nea Alikarnassos are: Halicarnassus, Halikarnassos, Alikarnassos and Bodrum.

Very close to Alikarnassos and in the wider region of Caria there are ancient artifacts and tombs of Mycenaeans (1500BC-1200BC). This is evidence of one of the origins of Nea Alikarnassos citizens. Another proven origin is from a Dorian colony. In ancient Greece, Alikarnassos appears as a member of The Dorian Hexapolis that included Kos, Cnidus, Lindos, kameiros and Ialysos. However, Alikarnassos was expelled from this union, when one of it’s citizens Agasicles did not dedicated his trophy from the Triopian games to Triopian Apollo. Later, in the 5th century, Alikarnassos was under the commands of Artemisia I of Caria. She is famous for her participation as a naval commander in the battle of Salamis.

Between 404 BC to 358 BC, Caria (including Alikarnassos) was part of the Persian Empire and the King was Hecatomnus who established the Hecatomnid Dynasty. He had three sons: Mausolus, Idrieus, Pixodarus and two daughters: Artemisia and Ada. Artemisia married her brother Mausolus and Ada married her brother Idrieus.

Mausolus made Alikarnassos capital of Caria and developed a lot the city with his wife Artemisia II. He died in 353 BC and Artemisia decided to construct a magnificent tomb in memory of her husband, King Mausolus and for herself. This tomb is widely known as Mausoleum, one of the 7 Wonders of The Ancient World.

Idrieus the brother of Artemisia II of Caria succeeded her. In 344 BC, Idrieus died and he was succeeded by his wife and sister Ada. In 340 BC Pixodamus succeeded Ada. He died in 350 BC and he was succeeded by his son in law Orontobates with the approval of King Darius III of Persia. This was the end of The Persian occupation of Nea Alikarnassos.

It is remarkable that King Alexander The Great entered Caria in 334 BC and passed the goverment of the region to Artemisia. She in turn adopted King Alexander in order to ensure the continue of Caria Kingdom. However, the Persians who lost the war destructed many constructions of Alikarnassos and the wider area of Caria. Alikarnassos never recovered form the destruction.

The current town of Nea Aliarnassos started to be built mainly to the east, southeast of the center of Heraklion city after the end of Greek-Turkish war and the Minor Asia Catastrophe in 1922 by The Greek goverment and the refugees.

In present time, Nea Alikarnassos is a well constructed suburb of Heraklion city in Crete, Greece. A unique characteristic of this place is that it hosts the Heraklion International Airport, The Industrial area of Heraklion and it is located very close to Heraklion port and the center of Heraklion city. The majority of it’s constructions are built on rocky ground, making it also a safer place from earthquakes. Other unique characteristics are that the majority of Nea Alikarnassos residents are descendants of a World Wonder (Mausoleum), Minor Asia and Ancient Greece ( Mycenaens, Dorians, Carians, Macedonians). Finally, the residents of Nea Alikarnassos were mixed through marriages with many Cretans from various places of Crete after the establishment of the town in 1922. So, multiculture and convergence of civilizations is another unigue characteristic of Nea Alikarnassos residents.


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Greek elections in 2019

The first round of the municipal and regional elections together with the European elections in Greece were executed on 26th of May 2019. The second round of the elections was executed on 2nd of June 2019.

I have researched many articles about the greek elections in 2019.

It is profound that none refers the fact that the first “party” is absence. The second party is Nea Dimokratia, the third party is SYRIZA, the Fourth party is Kinima Allagis, the Fifth party is Chrisi Avgi and the sixth Elliniki Lysi.

We don’t know the precise reasons for the win of absence in municipal, regional and European elections in Greece but we estimate that this is due to the great disappointment of The Greek citizens for all political parties and maybe they preferred to go to the beach or stay home. A significant percentage of Greek citizens were away from the voting centers and they could not cover the travel expenses.

The results are (excluding the Greek citizens who were absent):

European Elections

  1. Nea Dimokratia 33, 12%. 8 MEPs are elected
  2. SYRIZA 23,76%. 6 MEPs are elected
  3. Kinima Allagis 7,72%. 2 MEPs are elected
  4. KKE 5, 35%. 2 MEPs are elected
  5. Xrisi Avgi 4, 88%. 2 MEPs are elected.
  6. Elliniki Lysi 4,18%. 1 MEP is elected
  7. Rest 21%

Regional Elections Final

Nea Dimokratia won in all regional elections except from the region of Crete that was won by Kinima Allagis

Municipal Elections Final

Nea Dimokratia won the most municipalities including the biggest cities like Athens, Thessaloniki and Heraklion.

greek political dream team

  1. Dora Bakoyianni “The Cook” or “GoalKeeper No1”
  2. Vasilis Kikilias “The Giant” or ” Defender No 2″
  3. Vasilis Oikonomou “The Shepherd” or “Defender No 3”
  4. Nikos Michaloliakos “The Nationalist” or “Defender No 4”
  5. Eleni Kountoura “The Beautiful Helen” or “Midfielder No 5”
  6. Stavros Arnaoutakis “The Regional King” or “Midfielder No 6”
  7. Fofi Genimata “The Change Movement” or “Midfielder No 7”
  8. Manolis Kefalogiannis”The European Cretan” or “Midfielder-Attacker No 8”
  9. Kyriakos Mitsotakis “The Ethnarch” or “Midfielder-Attacker No 9”
  10. Alexis Tsipras “The Robin Hood” or “Midfielder-Attacker No 10”
  11. Giannis Kourakis “The Devotee” or “Midfielder-Attacker No 11”
  12. Olga Kefalogianni “The Lawmaker” or “GoalKeeper No 12”
  13. Liana Kanelli “The Intellectual” or “Goalkeeper No 13”
  14. Ilias Kasidiaris “The Bad Boy” or “Defender No 14”
  15. Giorgos Koumoutsakos “The Land Protector” or “Defender No 15”
  16. Georgia Martinou “The IT Master” or “Defender-Midfielder No 16”
  17. Miltiadis Varvitsiotis “The International” or “Midfielder-Attacker No 17”
  18. Lefteris Avgenakis “The Godfather” or “Midfielder-Attacker No 18”
  19. Kostas Karamanlis “The European Macedonian” or “Midfielder-Attacker No 19”
  20. Theano Fotiou “The Old Lady” or “Midfielder No 20”
  21. Eva Kaili “The Queen of North” or “Midfielder-Attacker No 20”

“Coach” Prokopis Pavlopoulos

We selected randomly 11 politicians and the other 11 politicians were selected after countless hours of Media and Internet watch and research.

It is a quick and random tribute to greek politicians that serve effectively The Greek people.


elections and politics

Everytime, there are elections, I wish the most skillful, qualified and experienced candidates to be elected.

In this case, I believe the nation would be improved in many sectors.

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Joke for an Italian Goddess

Dear Italian Goddess and woman of The Big “MK”,

All fined businessmen and Godfathers request to watch The Big “MK” ‘s  in-house behavior and make him a handjob every 4 days so that he surrenders to good house food, drinks sex and to you.

Your Godfather,

Michael Kassoni

Voice and sound recordings from E-BCR

Dear webvisitors,

You can find very interesting voice and sound recordings from

E-BCR at:

Movie “The Good Brother”

  1. The Father of the family just sleeps, goes to the coffee shop, gives some money for charity or goes shopping or he does not care and does party with other irresponsible and notorious creatures.
  2. The mother of the family, does not care, does not execute her maternal duties with a minimum sense of responsibility, like pretending the “big lady”, leaving the house dirty, cooking whatever we don’t like, giving orders to shop staff we mostly don’t like….
  3. The children, like “The Good Big Brother” does whatever is possible and sometimes can be named “achievements” and gets many tangible and intangible rewards for being a hardworking bachelor….. and a good man most of the times.
  4. The children, like the “small brother” has tried some times through malicious manners to harm “The Good Big Brother” with a hidden way, that dates back more than 20 years. He has been rewarded some times for his evil actions from other evil creatures but “The Good Big Brother” has managed many times to survive, he has lived a humble life till now and has done many good deeds till now


“The End”

“The Good Big Brothers” cannot tolerate the lack of respect, the lack of care, the lack of support, the lack of team work, the lack of proper manners and behaviour etc and take the “divine order” by God to start making some punishments and take many “seeds of love”, “seeds of delight”, “rewards for achievements” and many

“blessings of good fortune” for being respectful of religions.


©®™E-BCR, Michael Kassotakis



Best Value for Money Recipes for Middle – High Class People

“MenuTanned Octopus”

1. Ingredients.

1.1. 1-3 kg Fresh or Frozen Octopus

1.2. 100 ml Olive Oil

1.3. 200 gr vinegar

1.4. 200 gr Origano

1.5. 300 gr Lemon Juice

1.6. 5 Roasted Toast Pieces of Wheat Bread

1.7. “Country Salad” with Tiny Tomatoes, virgin olive oil, feta,

30 medium-large olives that have been put in vinegar for maturity and better taste.

1.8. Greek Tzatziki made by a mix of cow-goat yogurt, wine vinegar, tiny slices of cucumber and virgin olive oil.

1.9. 3 Blonde or 3 Black Trappist Beers.

2. Preparation and Cooking

Fresh Octopus: Hit it on a Hard surface for a minimum 2000 times, then bring it in the house, put it in a large plate, cover the octopus

with  origan and vinegar, let it there for a minimum 2 Hours, then put it  in a pan for frying, then put the pan on fire or on “kamineto”, light  the fire and start frying it. Keep frying it until it becomes “tanned”.

When it becomes “tanned” put it in a plate, then pour the lemon juice on, below, right, left, center. Serve it, with the tzatziki and The Three Beers.

3. We eat them and drink them.

4. We offer a Free Bowl of Chilled Chocolate Creme.

Prince Michael Zhou: Maxims and Quotes I

Prince Michael Zhou: Maxims and Quotes I

  1. No more new cars, repair and use the used ones.
  2. Darlings, I don’t pay for sex anymore. If you like me and I like you and you are not someone else’s girlfriend-Come to me.
  3. My dear Naval and Commercial Mariners, We have made a lot of hard work and made a lot of money for more than 21 years. It’s time to leave commercial ships’ and warships’ job, do any kind of land jobs or business, protect our wives and children, support our wives and children-live and enjoy our lives, families and properties.

©®™ E-BCR, Michael Kassotakis, 2019-2039

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Reporters, Journalists and Media

©®™E-BCR, Michael Kassotakis,

I read and I am also informed every day about The News and other information through various resources. I would like to share the concern about the danger, that reporters and journalists face when they report, write, announce, broadcast and transmit news and other crucial information. There is past evidence of deaths of reporters and journalists during the call and execution of duty. This proves the great danger that specific categories of reporters and journalists  face like war correspondents, military forces correspondents, crime correspondents etc. They must qualify for “Heavy and Unhealthy” stamps and receive higher pensions due to the aforementioned fact. I would like to congratulate some regional websites of Crete island that offer current information on a less than three hours basis.  This is based on my personal and other experience during my hard, adventurous and suffering stay in Crete. “The Main Sample” of these are:

  • “Nea Kriti”

  • “Creta Live”

  • “Prisma News”

“There will always be news, since there is life, but sometimes it is hard to check their validity” Michael Kassotakis

©®™E-BCR, Michael Kassotakis, 2004 – 2124, – Terms.Tell, Transmit, Broadcast it like it is. Just refer – Michael Kassotakis, 2004-2124- as the resource. 

Grand Maxims and Great Quotes II

What did you say you want? This?

You can buy it or get it, if:

  • it does not belong to you,

  • or it is for sale,

  • or it is inherited to you,

  • or donated to you,

  • or given to you after agreed exchange,

  • or permitted to be given to you after the analogous work or task,

  • or it is not the only one the owner has,

  • or it is given to you after marriage

  • or you pay the agreed price to the owner

If you get it by war or death or robbery, we have the lawful right to do the same at our own discretion, as we were on legal defense.

©®™Michael Kassotakis, 1991-2111


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Rise and Landing in Heraklion – Visit to a chapel – Holly Places Improvements

Today, I started a rise and landing in Heraklion. I arrived in Heraklion between 15:00-15:20. I stopped at the closest Fuel Station, this is a  British Petroleum Unit at 15:35 and I put efficient fuel for a short drive.

I drove towards the rise of The Heraklion Industrial Zone and crossed many roads like I-K-L-M. I remember, the Industrial Zone was flourishing  when I was a teenager in the 90’s. Nowadays, many businesses face financial problems there and few of them can survive.

I continued the drive towards the hill of the industrial zone that The Chapel of Saints Pantes is located. I climbed the stairs and entered in The Chapel and The Holly Temple. I put some money in the relevant box, I took some candles, and lighted the candles for their grace. I kissed The Holly Pictures of The Saints Pantes, including Her Holiness Madonna and exited the temple.

The good points are that:

1)there are surveillance cameras for the protection of the visitors, guests, pilgrims, the chapel and the temple.

2)the chapel and the temple are built by stones and other concrete materials.

3)it has water and other facilities for the host of mass service, baptisms weddings etc

4) it has a magnificent and panoramic view of Heraklion city, and around areas, of Heraklion Industrial Zone, Heraklion International  Airport, and the beaches of Karteros, Amnissos, Tobruk and the avenue towards Chersonissos, Malia and Eastern Crete.

His Holiness Archbishop Irineos:The repairs that have to be made are:

1)A higher wall around the chapel for the increase of safety.

2)Water of the plants and trees when you repair the water network.

3)Paint white the walls, the facilities, the temple and the chapel with insulating paint for their better protection through the pass of time.

4) Remove the stable bars and put bars that can be risen when events are organized.

Most of the above good points and points for improvement can be generalized and applied in chapels, temples, churches, monasteries,

Archdioceses, Patriarchates and other Holly Religious Places.

“Archangel Michael”


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Μαντινάδες από Κρητικά Τραγούδια

Όσοι τη Κρητική παράδοση, ξέρουν και κρατούνε,
στο πάνω κόσμο βρίσκονται  και δεν πρέπει να τους λησμονούνε.

Μιχάλης Κασσωτάκης

  • ‘Ηθελα να είχα δύναμη, τα Ενετικά κάστρα να γκρεμίσω
  • και πάνω σε αυτά, αλλά Μινωικά και Κρητικά να χτίσω.
  • E-BCR. 

Μαντινάδες από Κρητικά Τραγούδια

Οι στίχοι αυτοί είναι ένα μικρό δείγμα από τον πλούτο της κρητικής μουσικής-κρητικής παράδοσης και  ανήκουν σε διάφορους στιχουργούς. Εδώ αναφέρονται τραγουδιστές που τους έχουν τραγουδήσει λόγω έλλειψης στοιχείων.

  • Δεν έχει η αγάπη σύνορα και όποιος της βάλει τη πεισματώνει πιο πολύ και γίνεται μεγάλη.

            Βασίλης Σταυρακάκης, Μαρία Κώτη


  • Χίλια καντάρια αμύγδαλα και μέλι να μου δώσουν θα προτιμήσω πιο καλά τη γλύκα των χειλιών σου.

Νίκος και Γιώργος Στρατάκης


  • Ήθελα να μουν άρωμα που βάζεις στα μαλλιά σου  σε κάθε σου αναπνοή να μπαίνω στη καρδιά σου.

Μιχάλης Τζουγανάκης


  • Άντε θύμα, άντε ψώνιο, άντε σύμβολο αιώνιο, αν ξυπνήσεις μονομιάς θα ‘ρθει ανάποδα ο ντουνιάς.

Νίκος Ξυλούρης


  • Πότε θα ‘ρθει καλοκαιριά καημένε Ψηλορείτη να κάνω ένα ξεφάντωμα σε ολόκληρη τη Κρήτη.

Ζαχαρίας Φραγκιαδάκης


  • Οντε πονάς να μου το λες, να κλαίω εγώ για σένα για δέ μπορώ να τα θωρώ τα μάτια σου κλαμένα.

Φασουλάς, Καλλέργης


  • Φεγγάρι τόσα μυστικά που σου χουνε ειπωμένα να μη σ΄ ακούσω μια φορά να ξεστομίσεις ένα.

Βασίλης Σταυρακάκης


  • Έσβησε ο αέρας το κερί που κράτουνα στη χέρα και είναι για μένα η ζωή σκοτίδι, νύχτα μέρα.



  • Αρχίζω και τρελαίνομαι και αλλάζω χαρακτήρα γιατί αγάπη έδωσα και αγάπη δεν επήρα

Μανώλης Κονταρός


  • Ήθελα μια στιγμή της θάλασσας να μοιάσω να μπόρουνα τη Κρήτη να αγκαλιάσω

Νίκος Ζωιδάκης


  • Άφησα γένια και μαλλιά και βάνω μαύρα ρούχα γιατί πενθώ ένα έρωτα απ’ ουχα. Γιώργος Ζερβάκης
  • Το μαύρο το πουκάμισο το φορώ για μια αιτία που την είδα με άλλονε σε μια φωτογραφία.

Γιώργος Ζερβάκης


  • Μεγάλο κακούργημα είναι η αδιαφορία και θα σε βρεί από το θεό μεγάλη τιμωρία.  Γιώργος Ζερβάκης


  • Εγώ κερά μου υποχωρώ και στο θεό σε αφήνωπου τον λένε δίκαιο να τον δω και εκείνο.

Γιώργος Ζερβάκης


  • Πήγα να ανάψω ένα κερί στην εκκλησιά για μένα και πάλι το μετάνιωσα και το άναψα για σένα.

Γιώργος Χατζάκης


  • Μ’αρέσει η άστατη ζωή, γεννήθηκα αλάνι με αδυναμία στο ποτό, στο όπλο και στο φουστάνι.

Νίκος Βεζυράκης


  • Μωρό μου δεν παντρεύομαι και πάρε το χαμπάρι δεν πρόκειται να σκλαβωθώ για κανενός τη χάρη.

Νίκος Βεζυράκης


  • Οι κοπελιές και οι πέρδικες είναι καλό κυνήγι μα να είναι ο τόπος βολικός να μη σου φύγει.

Κώστας Μουντάκης


  • Όσο βαρούν τα σίδερα βαρούν τα μαύρα ρούχα γιατί τα φόρεσα και εγώ για μια αγάπη απ’ουχα.

Διάφοροι τραγουδιστές


  • Μόνο εκείνος που αγαπά νοιώθει την ευτυχία που του σκεπάζει το καημό της αγάπης του η λατρεία.

Αθανάσιος Σκορδαλός


  • Πάντα θλιμμένη χαραυγή για μένα ξημερώνει  γιατί την ώρα που ξυπνώ κάθε χαρά τελειώνει.

Διάφοροι τραγουδιστές


  • Δεν έχω εγωισμό δεν θέλω να σου σιμώνω να μην σε βλέπω να γελάς με το δικό μου πόνο.

Αχιλλέας Δραμουντάνης


  • Μέσα στα μάτια σου θωρώ τα όνειρο που κάνω και η σκέψη σου είναι αφορμή και ανασάνω.

Αχιλλέας Δραμουντάνης



  • Αν ήξερα που είναι καλά ή κακά να σταματάω θα είχα λιγότερες πληγές ως τώρα να μετράω.

Γεωργία Νταγάκη


  • Ποτέ σου να μην το σκεφτείς στο όνειρο μου να ΄ρθεις δεν θέλω και στα όνειρα πόσο πονώ να μάθεις.

Γεωργία Νταγάκη


  • Που βρήκε τόση ομορφιά το όνειρο χθές το βράδι και φώτισε για μια στιγμή το μαύρο μου σκοτάδι.

Γεωργία Νταγάκη


  • Πριν σε γνωρίσω τα χα εγώ τα μαύρα φορεμένα για αυτό μην κάθεσαι να λες πως τα βαλα για σένα.

Τασούλα Μαμαλάκη


  • Κι αν έφυγες εγώ για δυό, άχι μωρό μου πάλι τραπέζι στρώνω και με το πόνο αγκαλιά πίνω και ξεφαντώνω.

Τασούλα Μαμαλάκη


  • Φύγε και μείνε αδιάφορος που πάω και τι κάνω αφού τα πρέπει έβαλες από μένα παραπάνω.

Τασούλα Μαμαλάκη


  • Πέρασες με χαιρέτησες μου γέλασες και φεύγεις είδες με κάτι τόσο απλό πόσες πληγές γιατρεύεις.



  • Καντάδα σε όλο το χωριό θα κάνω κοπελιά μου και ας μάθουνε πως κάηκε για σένα η καρδιά μου.

Αχιλλέας Δραμουντάνης


  • Όσα ταξίδια με το νου κι αν έχω καμωμένα αρχή και τέλος έχουνε αγάπη μου εσένα.

Γιώργος Παπαδάκης


  • Μιλώ σου με τα μάτια μου και αυτό νομίζω φτάνει να καταλάβεις η καρδιά μου σε τι μεριά σε βάνει.

Μιχάλης Τζουγανάκης


  • ΄Ηρθες και ήρθε η άνοιξη και λιώσανε τα χιόνια και έφυγε η βαρυχειμωνιά που είχε η καρδιά μου χρόνια.

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