In Ancient Greece, decisions of any significance were guided by a mystical hand of divine origin. An oracle- a word derived from the Latin verb “orare” (to speak)- was in fact a person, priest or a priestess. It was thought that the very Gods themselves spoke through the mouths of these oracles. Different Gods spoke
Dimitria: A Thessaloniki City Break
Fall is Thessaloniki’s best season. The light is more golden and the sunsets are more dramatic, the afternoons are still warm and there is a crispness in the air. It’s the best weather to enjoy all the city’s best features, and also the best season culturally — Each October is the Dimitria- Thessaloniki’s celebration of
The Moon of Myth, Folklore, and Wisdom
The magic of the moon is nowhere more captivating than it is in Greece. Throughout the eras, the moon has been attributed to having a profound influence on the human psyche. As in other cultures, both the areas of romantic love and of sanity are thought particularly prone to the moon’s influence. As in other
Greek Summer Festivals: Sani Gourmet
Chalkidiki is known by sophisticated and cultured travelers for its luxury Sani resort, on the Kassandra Peninsula. It’s not just the elegant facilities and the natural setting — a great beach and the refreshing scent of pines — but the special events that draw visitors to the resort.
Greek Summer Festivals: Anima Syros Festival
One of the 20 most important festivals for animation globally and Greece’s largest, the Anima Syros Festival has been drawing a creative international community of animators to the elegant neoclassical town of Hermoupolis (“City of Hermes”), Syros since 2008.
Greek Summer Festivals: Kalamata International Dance Festival
One of the wonderful things about Greece’s Summer Cultural Festivals is that it is a chance for performances of contemporary movements and works to take place in nation with an ancient cultural tradition. Even in the most cutting edge works, the inspiration of ancient Greece is fundamental.
Greek Summer Festivals: Nafplion Festival
Every summer Greece is bursting with cultural events and festivals which take place in all corners of the country. The Greek Summer Festivals promise unique and refined experiences that will evoke profound emotions, taking visitors on a journey through a centuries-old culture. At the end of June and the beginning of July, the spotlight falls
May Day in Greece: Customs and Traditions
May Day in Greece is an ancient and much-loved holiday tradition which marks the celebration of spring. May Day is traditionally celebrated in the countryside, where friends and families gather for this high-point of spring — engaging in flower collection, picnics and fun in the sun.
Greek Bombonieres: History and Tradition
A bomboniere in its classic form is simple. If there is one single object that represents a momentous, joyous event in Greece, is the Greek Bomboniere. No wedding or baptism is without these beautiful, symbolic favors- they are deeply bound to Greek tradition.
6 Top Museum Café Experiences in Greece
Greece is certainly known for culture. And it’s also known for café culture. So it stands to reason that most museums will have a fine café to complement the experience — a place to reflect on your impressions, write in your travel journal, and charge up for the rest of the day or night. Here