Presentation of children’s book about our environment: “Ενα στραγάλι πήρε τον κατήφορο και σώζει το περιβάλλον” – Chania 19th November

Presentation of a book: “A shogun took the downhill … and saves the environment” Παρουσίαση βιβλίου: “Ένα στραγάλι πήρε τον κατήφορo… . και σώζει το περιβάλλον”
WHEN: 19th November 19.00
WHERE: Garden  Café “KIPOS”, Chania
Free entrance

The DIAPLOUS publications, in collaboration with the MAVROMATAKI MITERA schools, invite you to the presentBook presentationation of this  children’s book by Anthia Vafiadis.
The event is attended by the students of the Mavromatakis Mother School.


Extract from an interview with the author:
– What prompted you to deal with this thematic?
Everything started out from my love for the environment. I think that this planet is the home of all people and we have to take care of it and protect it, as we would in our private home. The environment needs maintenance through our own efforts, because it is us who harm it
. Unfortunately, year after year, it seems that the problems of the planet are growing, but I think that with our own, personal efforts, they can at least be minimized. An effort is also mine that, through an adventure story, I tell children the importance that we all have to show in terms of environmental protection. It is good to know all the damages that cause pollution of the atmosphere but also the benefits of recycling.

-How important is it to make sure that we create correct standards of respect for the environment for children, from the first steps of their socialization?
It is perhaps the first thing we need to teach a child in the socialization phase. How can a child respect his boyfriend if he does not know how to respect the environment in which he lives and grows up? Getting started with teaching a child  the same  respect, courtesy and love  towards the environment as for other things. (…)
Full interview: click here.


I'm Austrian living in Tavronitis, love nature, music, good books, sunsets, the sea, travelling, socializing and more. I came to Crete as a student in the early 70s, exploring the west and southwest of the island with friends by motorbike. When you are young everything is important and, there are lots of things to do...I did. Job, family,children, travelling the world. But I never lost my love for Crete for a minute. And six years ago I ended up in this convenient corner of Crete, not only for holidays, but to stay and haven't regretted it for a minute.