elena-p, Author at Fly Me To The Moon Travel

Pelion – A Magical Autumn Escape

Although well-known among Greeks, gorgeous Pelion somehow still counts as a somewhat under the radar destination. Easily reached and by no means remote, it is still a place that must be sought out. This forested peninsula on the eastern shores, a couple of hours north of Athens, is a refuge of culture and authenticity, dotted

FLY ME TO THE MOON TRAVEL NEWSLETTER VOLUME 66

Dear Traveler, As the month of September approaches, we embrace the change of season, and our carefree attitude of the summer months shifts into a cozy and comfortable state of mind. We get excited for what’s to come, everything around us changes as we find ourselves settling into new routines. With this in mind, we decided

Contemporary Cultural Festivals that Enrich the Greek Summer

Summer in Greece is about so much more than the stunning beaches, the archaeological sites, and the incomparable landscapes. Besides being the season of long days under the glorious Mediterranean sun, it’s also the season of exciting nights of music, dance, cinema, and - this being Greece - of course theater. Summer is the finest

Traditional Panigyria – Celebrating the 15th of August on a Greek Island

A traditional Panigyri - a religious festival - is a highlight of the season for Greeks and also for visitors who seek a truly authentic experience. Visiting a panigyri is a wonderful way to connect with the culture of Greece. These celebrations held in honor of a patron saint, the Holy Trinity, the Holy Spirit,

FLY ME TO THE MOON TRAVEL NEWSLETTER VOLUME 65

Dear Traveler, As we welcome August, the busiest month of the summer, it is time to disconnect and recharge. We sincerely hope that you are reading this Newsletter while you are lounging somewhere remarkable, — and if not, we hope that you are just a few steps away from taking your well-deserved holiday. In our “The

The Stories Behind the Names of Some of Our Favorite Places

What’s in a name? Sometimes a lot. The names of some of our favorite places in Greece tell a story - sometimes their geography, sometimes their mythic origin, and sometimes their place in history. Here’s how some of our favorite places took their name. The Cyclades This favorite of all the Greek Island groups, containing

Desert Islands with a Story to Tell

Of the literally thousands of islands that dot the seas of Greece, just over 200 are inhabited today. But many of the uninhabited islands and islets that enchant visitors have fascinating stories to tell. Here are some of our favorites - all near wonderful destinations, they add a fantastic and unexpected dimension to an exploration

FLY ME TO THE MOON TRAVEL NEWSLETTER VOLUME 64

Dear Traveler, If a holiday in Greece has been on your mind you have come to the right place, as we can surely give you plenty of reasons why you simply must experience the diverse beauty of this magical country. Greece is a country of many faces and contrasts. Once you embark on your Greek Odyssey

Greece and Fashion – an Eternal Inspiration

Is it possible to imagine drape and flow without thinking of the elegance of the Chiton - the ancient Greek garment immortalized by sculptors gracing the curves of subjects, rendered in marble? The eternal beauty of Greece has been an endless source of inspiration for fashion designers - and indeed for fashion - throughout the

Villa Ultima Corfu – An Emerald in the Ionian Sea

Corfu is without doubt one of the most glamorous destinations of Greece. Like an emerald in the Ionian sea, this lush green island has a uniquely aristocratic history. Three centuries of Venetian rule have given the island some grand fortifications, lending an air of romance. Periods of French and then British rule followed, further enriching