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

Kythira Island – Under the Radar

With over 200 inhabited Greek Islands to choose from, each glorious in its own special way, choosing the perfect one can actually be a (delightful) challenge.   But many visitors to Greece - particularly those who are coming for a second or third time and have seen the most famous highlights, and visited the more

Rebetiko – UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage

We are all familiar with UNESCO world heritage sites. Visitors to Greece will be fortunate to see many monuments, archaeological sites, churches, and other places inscribed in the registry. Equally valuable, and more difficult to quantify, UNESCO has also sought to safeguard treasured cultural practices. Things like oral traditions, social practices, rituals, and events, performing

FLY ME TO THE MOON – NEWSLETTER VOLUME 39

Dear Traveler, Summer has officially begun and it’s time to enjoy the sunshine! Our mindset is focused on the holiday, the unforgettable summer days spent on a Greek island — filled with endless hours of swimming in the crystal clear azure waters, basking in the sun and simply enjoying life. The golden sunlight is waiting

A Corporate Sailing Retreat in Greece

Greece is an extraordinary destination for a corporate retreat. It’s not only a place that enables your team to enjoy a complete change of environment, but also experience something meaningful together. A Corporate Sailing Retreat in Greece A Sailing Expedition for Your Team The beauty and complexity of the landscape provides for a variety of

Summer Recipes in Greece

The temptations of Summer in Greece are nothing short of legendary. Summer in Greece is also the best season for culinary travel. Here are some regional specialties we would love to share with you, plus some favorites enjoyed all over Greece.  Summer Recipes in Greece: Which You Must Try  Corfu Do the names “Sofrito” and

Summer Festivals of 2019

Summer in Greece is a season of fantastic cultural festivals. There are events to suit every interest and every taste: International and Greek artists participate in festivals of theatre, music, and dance in every corner of the country. Many of the festivals are held in historic surroundings. Seeing a production at an ancient theater like

FLY ME TO THE MOON – NEWSLETTER VOLUME 38

Dear Traveler,   Today Greece celebrated Easter Sunday which is the most important religious holiday of the Orthodox Church and a wonderful time to experience some of Greece’s prized traditions. Καλό Πάσχα! (Happy Easter in Greek) This month’s newsletter is dedicated to the “Power of Spring”  and what a glorious effect the light has on awakening both

Corporate – Detoxing Retreat in Mani

The best kind of corporate retreat leaves your team relaxed, refreshed and inspired. The purity of the landscape of Greece ensures a truly transformative corporate detox retreat for your team. Mani, the Peloponnese’s remote and rugged southern tip, offers elemental nature, pristine vistas, cultural wealth, and casual refinement - everything you need to slow down and

Discover Crete Without The Crowds

Crete, Greece’s largest island, has a culture entirely its own. The authentic cuisine is exotic and unique, the music is some of Greece’s most stirring folk music - never will you hear the lyre played like it is played in the mountains of Crete - and the people are known for their exceptional bravery and

The Return of Life in Spring: the Myth of Demeter and Persephone

One beautiful day, Persephone - the daughter of Demeter and Zeus - was strolling in a meadow of flowers. Suddenly, the earth opened up, and Hades - God of the Underworld - seized the maiden, and brought her back to the underworld to be his bride. Her mother’s search for her, the subsequent devastation she