INCO is the Foreign Residents Association of Agios Nikolaos and surrounding area, with members across East Crete. This ‘Not For Profit Organisation’ supports social, cultural, charitable and community activities. INCO also acts as the ‘umbrella group’ for a variety of clubs. The gardening club and camera club are two of the most active groups all year round. Some, like the gentle walking group or pantomime production, are seasonal. As the thought of needing emergency help and/or time in hospital worries many people it’s good to know the INCO membership answers questions to allay fears… members even produced blood donations for another member needing a knee replacement.
Talking of hospitals, if you’ve visited Agios Nikolaos hospital recently I hope you noticed spruced up areas where INCO volunteers have worked.
INCO is member run and although there is an elected committee anyone can volunteer to organise events. With this in mind I invited INCO members to join me at the Kritsotopoula Memorial event followed by a walk around Kritsa. Click Here to see how an on-line newspaper reported our visit.
The last gentle walk before the temperatures soared was in and around Limnes, a village I usually whiz past on the main road. It proved a village worth exploring, and not just because our walk ended at a village taverna for a fabulous lunch.
During gentle walks this spring I met German members from Ierapetra, Dutch and British members from Milatos, plus British members from Limnes, Elounda and Agios Nikolaos. I even met two people who live in Kritsa!
I took these photos during the Limnes Walk.
If you spend time in East Crete you’ll be very welcome as a member of INCO. The subscription is €10 per year. Use the contact form below to tell me where you’re based in Crete and I’ll let you know how to join.
If you’d like more insight to recent activities you can visit the INCO Member’s Group on Face book. Hope to meet you soon!