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The Corinthian raisin: the undiscovered Greek superfood

The Corinthian raisin does not have a splashy reputation. Affordably priced and easily available, Corinthian raisins are not usually thought an exciting ingredient. And that is the key to its charm. This relatively humble food is in fact subtle, complex, and extremely delicious. It is also a nutritional powerhouse - an undiscovered Greek superfood.  The

Ski and apres-ski – Kalavryta

With countless magnificent beaches and an archaeological wealth that is second to none, it’s understandable that Greece does not automatically come to mind when you are considering a ski holiday destination. And yet, Greece is actually a prime ski destination, too: this magnificent destination unites excellent slopes and facilities of international standards with charms that

Fast forward – time to plan summer vacations -Yachting in the Ionian Sea

The Ionian Islands are a very special part of Greece, with their own distinctive character. Full of hidden, jewel-green coves and secret beaches, and tiny uninhabited islands, the Ionian Islands and coast make the ideal destination for a yachting holiday. This is the perfect place to discover your own private Greece. What Makes the Ionian

Gearing up to the Festive Season – Spotlight on Crete

Crete is a wonderful island to visit in winter, and especially at Christmas. This is one of Greece’s most interesting all-season destinations. Crete has a strong culture, with its own cuisine, own music, and even its own style of traditional dress. It also has strong traditions. Some of them are old, and some of them

YIA MAS – our favorite Greek drinks

The traditional drinks of Greece are famous all over the world - Ouzo and Retsina particularly.  But how well known are they really? They feature exotic flavors less familiar outside the region, like the anise of ouzo. And resin - an extremely unusual flavor - gives retsina its characteristic crispness and mysterious pine-like essence. Each

Discovering the Mycenaean Trail

Exploring the trail of the Mycenaeans is a fascinating way to discover in depth one of Greece’s most fascinating civilizations. It’s also a wonderful way to experience the beauty of some of Greece’s most stunning natural settings. The Mycenaeans - a Glorious Bronze Age Culture of Greece The Mycenaeans, who flourished during the last phase

Greece’s Traditional Foods – History on a Plate

Greece’s glorious cuisine is beloved throughout the world. Besides being so delicious, it is inventive, richly varied, and - above all - honest. Greek cuisine relies on the seasons and on the best local ingredients. It is a true expression of place and time, nature and season. Greek cuisine is also an expression of necessity

Ancestry Trips – Discovering Greek Heritage

The Greeks have always been adventurous people. Since ancient times, Greece has spread its culture through emigration. There have been famous Greek colonies throughout the region. In the west, there is southern Italy, where even today there are villages in Calabria where a Greek dialect is spoken by the locals. To the south, Alexandria in

October 28th- “Ochi” Day

One of the proudest National Holidays of Greece has an unusual name. It usually goes by that date, but it is also called “Ochi” day - “No.”  The history of October 28th and the celebrations surrounding the holiday offer a precious glimpse into the Greek soul.  Greek culture is famous worldwide for its hospitality, for

Gorge Hiking in Crete

This is a wonderful season for hikers. The famously balmy temperatures of Crete are tempered with invigorating crispness. And the crowds of the high season have thinned out. This is the time to really get to know the Cretans, and the delights of their landscape. When people think of the Greek Islands, including Crete, it