Monday 15 April 2019
Easter, possibly the greatest Greek celebration, is a time of strong tradition throughout beautiful Greece. During this period, our country turns into a mosaic of customs definitely worth knowing!
What does “Pasha”, the Greek word for Easter, mean? It dates back to ancient Egypt and the word “Pisah” or “passage”. In 325 AD, the word “Pasha&rdq...
Spring in Greece
Friday 22 March 2019
Now that we’ve thoroughly enjoyed a cozy winter, the beautiful white snow, Christmas, the carnival and its feasts, it’s time to welcome the coming of spring! This wonderful time of the year puts on its best colors in sunny Greece, since the natural landscape of our fertile country is the best scenery for this unique season to unfold its beauties.
Indeed, spring in Greece o...
Tuesday 5 March 2019
Beautiful Corfu, with its crystal-clear, exotic waters, its blue, welcoming skies and its blue-blooded stories, looms like a dream at the wonderful Ionian Sea and promises its visitors an unforgettable time, all around its territory.
Starting from the popular walkway of Liston, we proceed to the chambers and narrow Corfu alleys, a common characteristic of all Corfu villages, along wit...
New Year, New Goals!
Tuesday 1 January 2019
Simple as that! It may sound as a cliché, but it’s as real as it gets: with the New Year coming, it’s time to set new goals. And now it’s easier than ever, as we live in times where we have plenty of information and the power to achieve whatever we set our mind to!
Step One: Set your goal! Your options are plenty and purely personal, since eac...
Enjoying a day in Athens
Thursday 15 November 2018
Athens is the birthplace of Democracy, the place where philosophy flourished, the city that hosts the renowned Acropolis and the modern center of Greece’s financial and cultural life. In addition to its immense historical importance, the city of Athens has countless beauties and activities to show, leaving all visitors enchanted.
It’s early in the morning and the sun shine...
Autumn is here
Friday 19 October 2018
The first rainfalls have come, meaning autumn is already here. The Greek word for autumn, “fthinoporo” is derived from the word “oporoi” which means fruit – so, for Greece, autumn is literally the time of the year when the fruit are less!
We start with September, also known as “Thesebris”. September is the first month of the f...
The wonderful insight of the Cyclades architecture
Friday 7 September 2018
First, you pick the stones. Then, you put them in the right order. Finally, you “lock” them into position, using mud as your tool. And that’s how you create the renowned “xerolithia” (dry-stone wall).
Xerolithia is only one of the distinct concepts attached to the famous Cyclades architecture. Residents of the Cyclades are well-familiar with the importanc...
Let’s make shrimp saganaki!
Friday 31 August 2018
In today’s cooking article, we wish to take you to Piraeus and Mikrolimano, so we chose a quick and easy, but, most of all, tasty recipe, born right at the heart of Mikrolimano. In other words, we’ll cook shrimp saganaki!
Shrimp saganaki was a plate served massively by Greek restaurants during the first major waves of tourists that flooded our islands in the 60s. The word...
Live your own Mamma Mia!
Friday 3 August 2018
For Rigas, who started out with a small hotel to create a whole castle. For Apostolis, whose small tavern gave birth to an entire movie. For the residents of Skopelos, who want to turn their island into an eco-bike / pet / allergy friendly paradise. For the residents of Telos and their renowned work on sustainable energy. For grandma Emilia and fisherman Stratis, who embraced the refugees and a...
PELIO - Discovering the Magic Mountain
Monday 9 July 2018
Or, as is best known, the beloved Pelio!
An ideal all-year-round destination, a little piece of heaven hidden in the heart of Thessaly. Pelio, the Mountain of the Centaurs, has as many charms as the names it has been given.
Pelio is a unique combination of picturesque orange-red colored little villages, cozy guesthouses, amazing beaches, historic mansions and del...