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

Greek Panigyri: The Tradition of Celebrating Saints and More

One of the great highlights of the Greek Summer for Greeks themselves are the many “Panigiri”. The word means a great festival going on all around us. A Panigyri is in honor of something specific, and something traditional. They can, for instance, be celebrations of regional music and dance, or perhaps they celebrate a harvest

FLY ME TO THE MOON TRAVEL Newsletter Volume 97

Dear Traveler, June is a month of blossoming possibilities and radiant sunshine, a time when the world feels alive with color and warmth. As we step into the heart of summer, we invite you to join us on a cultural journey to the cradle of civilization—Greece. In this month’s newsletter “Summer Loading”, we are thrilled to

The Athens – Epidaurus Festival: The Cultural Highlight of the Summer

The summer months in Athens are alive with culture as performances from the classical to the avant-garde are held at historic venues. The Athens Epidaurus Festival is a huge highlight for visitors interested in culture. Let’s have a look! Where it Happens- the Athens Epidaurus Festival Venues Four stages host this famous festival, three of

FLY ME TO THE MOON TRAVEL Newsletter Volume 96

Dear Traveler, As May blossoms into full bloom, we are greeted with a sense of renewal and rejuvenation—a time when nature awakens, and the world seems to come alive with vibrant energy. At Fly Me To The Moon Travel, we embrace the spirit of this special month not only for its natural beauty but also for

Xanthie Argiris Talks About The Kasos Maritime Archaeological Project

The underwater excavation (2019–2021) of three shipwrecks from the ancient and medieval times, which were located off the island of Kasos -  have unlocked a treasure trove of history, setting the stage for further groundbreaking revelations. As the first chapter of underwater exploration which was carried out during the pandemic concluded, a new journey began.

FLY ME TO THE MOON TRAVEL Newsletter Volume 95

Dear Traveler, As March gently bows out, we welcome the vibrant energy of April—a month brimming with the promise of new beginnings and festive celebrations. In Greece, this transitional period is marked by a medley of colorful traditions and joyous festivities. March bids farewell with the lively rhythms of the carnival season which you can

Greek Carnival Traditions – Celebrating the “Apokries” in Greece

As winter ebbs and the trees start to blossom, a season of festivity begins. Millennia ago, this was the season of the “Dionysia” - celebrations dedicated to the Ancient Greek god Dionysus - a god of many things that go well together: orchards and fruit, vegetation, fertility, and festivity. He is also the god of

FLY ME TO THE MOON TRAVEL Newsletter Volume 94

Dear Traveler, As March delicately unfurls its petals, we welcome the dawning of spring—a season of renewal, beckoning us to embrace the blooming possibilities that lie ahead. In this month’s “Cultural Treasures of the Peloponnese” issue, we invite you to immerse yourselves in the captivating allure of the Arcadia region nestled within the Peloponnese. Picture a

Experiencing the Splendor of Arcadia, in the Peloponnese

In any season of the year, Arcadia is a wonderful destination. Arcadia really has it all - a varied terrain rich in mountains, gorges, a wetland, even a cave. Cultural treasures span the wonders of Ancient Greece, through historic monasteries and the proud and beautiful villages of the Greek War of Independence. Meanwhile, Arcadia’s gastronomy

FLY ME TO THE MOON TRAVEL Newsletter Volume 93

Dear Traveler, As February unfolds its wintry charm, we find ourselves on the cusp of a month that beckons us to embrace the elegance of winter in Greece. This month’s newsletter “Slopes and Sea in Sunny Greece” invites you to step into a world where pristine slopes, charming mountain villages, hearty cuisine and boutique accommodations converge to