Chania Lyceum Club of Greek Women has seven editions of books related to its contribution to the life of our country to its credit. These publications were implemented by the late Zoi Mitsotakis, former Πresident:


A century of a beautiful city, photo story, 2010, p. XXX.

In this book the medium of narration is mainly the photos of Lyceum members and proud girls and boys. Through them the history of the Lyceum emerges, an almost century of beauty and rich activity that is related to the history and culture of Chania.

Sfakian lacing, bonds and symbols, 2005, p.XXX

The Cretan towel with its decorative binding, ties and symbols is presented with rich photographic material and an interpretation of their symbolism is given. The Sfakian bindings were studied and highlighted by Marie Naxaki and the book includes photographs of the samples in her collection.


Florentini Kaloutsi and the art of Crete, published by the Benaki Museum, 1999, p. XXX

The aim of the book is to contribute to the presentation and rescue of Florentini’s work, who was inspired by the Minoan Civilization when it was revealed by the archaeological dig and designed Minoan themes that she used in textiles and woodcarving.

Cretan Christmas, 1997, p. 56

The book brings together the customs and traditions of the Twelve Days of Christmas, looking for their roots in our centuries-old tradition, antiquity, Roman and Byzantine civilization and tries to interpret their symbolism.

In the Light of the Lamp, 1990, pp. XXX

This book refers to the 156 letters of thanks from our soldiers from the Asia Minor front after sending parcels of knitted jerseys, socks, gloves, etc. from the Lyceum ladies. The shocking testimonies of our soldiers unfolding their souls and lives at the front are presented.

Klidonas, 1983, p. 16

Klidonas is a folk custom that survives from antiquity and is celebrated on June 24, a day that coincides with the birth of St. John the Forerunner. According to custom, unmarried girls are shown the identity of their future husband. The form describes the ritual and includes the characteristic mantinades and are sung at the klidon.

The Yitsikos Choros (goat dance) 1981, p. 7

The Goat dance (Rumatiani Susta) is a men’s dance, of the shepherds, which resembles the jumps of the goat, a variation of the Susta. The document includes testimonies from locals about the past of the dance and its main characteristics.