Very often we’ve had questions from friends and relatives living abroad, like…
- We’d like to go on a family vacation to Greece but where exactly should we go?
- Do you know any nice hotels?
- Which island should we visit?
So Kids Love Greece was born. The creators are three moms who are all passionate about creating amazing family memories and … Greece!
Maria Hnaraki, Educational Consultant
Maria Chnaraki (--also spelled Hnaraki) is a professor and an accomplished scholar in the fields of Anthropology, Folklore and Ethnomusicology. Maria’s passion is… Crete, its cultural identity expressions, traditions and customs, as she strongly believes that Cretans are “unique”! In all honesty, we do not blame her. No wonder why she decided to move to Crete after an extended period of living abroad for work and study purposes. Maria holds a Diploma of Arts in Music Studies from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens-Greece, an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Folklore and Ethnomusicology (with a minor in Cultural Anthropoloy) from Indiana University. She has a Piano Soloist Diploma and degrees in Theory, Pedagogy and Music Education. Maria is currently the Official Representative of the World Council of Cretans at the Region of Crete and an Adjunct Professor at Drexel University (Philadelphia). While at Cornell University, Chnaraki founded a study abroad program in Crete-Greece which she has been expanding and enriching since then. She is the writer, among others, of “Cretan Music: Unraveling Ariadne’s Thread” (2007), a book that has received the “Young Academic Writer and Researcher” price from the Pancretan Association of America, and “Sing In Me Muse and Through Me Tell the Story” Greek Culture Performed” (2013).