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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

A Taste of Athens – the Ideal Cosmopolitan September City Break

Athens is fantastic in September. The beautiful capital has the sweet sunshine of summer, combined with the energy and excitement of fall. It’s the ideal time to visit. As the warm weather lingers, the cultural scene is in full swing, with all kinds of exciting exhibitions and events.   A Taste of Athens: A Gastronomic

A Unique Corporate Retreat: Participating in Local Traditions and Trades

For a truly unique corporate retreat, you could consider bringing your team to participate in a traditional aspect of Greek life. Rather than experiencing through observing, your team can become part of a community, broadening their perspectives and introducing them to new ways of thinking.   Imagine your team joining communities in timeless local traditions

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

Greece’s wealth of Fungi: the mushrooms and truffles

Greece has a wonderful variety of mushrooms, and in more recent years has become a prime spot for cultivation of high quality truffles. It has also been found to be prime ground for hinting wild ones. Of course, regions favorable to the cultivation of truffles and mushrooms abound in other delights- mountain air, forests, rich

Tsipouro: Tyrnavos, Mount Olympus, Vergina & Dion sites

After the olives harvested and pressed for oil, and the grapes picked and pressed for wine, a treasured third fall ritual takes place — the making of Tsipouro. This aromatic strong spirit is made of the marc- the skins and seeds and pulp- leftover from pressing the grapes for wine. The marc is distilled, and

Kozani’s Fragrant Treasure: The Saffron of Kozani

The saffron of Kozani counts among the highest quality saffrons of the world. But here, it’s not called saffron, but rather “crocus”- for the flower that produces it. And the crocus, in turn, is named for the mortal Crocus, who in Greek Mythology was turned into a flower by the gods- either by Hermes who

The Charms of Drama and its Wine Roads

The town of Drama and its region make a wonderful destination, all the more rewarding as it is remote and unspoiled. Very much off the traditional tourist path, there is plenty to discover.

Experiencing a Grape Harvest in Greece

Nothing brings you close to the heritage of Ancient Greece like experiencing a grape harvest, a tradition dating back thousands of years. And nothing will also bring you closer to the glorious landscape, to say nothing of the true human connection that the culture of wine and the culture of the cultivation of the vine

Secret delights: Lesser known Greek Delicacies

Greece’s cuisine is so vast —  the more you travel, the more you get to know its regional specialties — each informed by the traditions of the area and the local bounty.