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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.

Greek Food Blogger Interview: Meet Marilita from Gourmelita

Founded by Marilita Hatzivassiliou, Gourmelita is a food blog dedicated to great food based on soul-satisfying family recipes. It is here that Marilita documents her cooking, sharing delicious recipes and drool-worthy photos.

The Ultimate Guide to Greek Street Food

The best cultural immersion experience is to discover a destination through its cuisine. Greece is a mecca for foodies. Rich in aromas, flavors and influences — it’s been named one of the world’s healthiest cuisines. Did you know that there is more to Greek street food than souvlaki and gyros? To help you delve deeper

Constantin Erinkoglou: Notos and the Greek cuisine in Brussels

A highly reputed Greek Chef, Constantin Erinkoglou holds the title of the Ambassador of Greek cuisine in Brussels. Despite his numerous accolades, acclaims, and skills — Chef Erinkoglou boasts humble beginnings having started his culinary journey is his grandmothers’ kitchens in Greece.

The Mushrooms of Greece: History, Foods and Festivals

The mushrooms of Greece are yet another fascinating aspect of Greek culture.  They are a part of the gastronomy, and even a way of life.

The Greek New Year’s Cake: The Vasilopita 

New Year’s Day in Greece is special. Besides celebrating the arrival of the new year, it’s the time to cut a very special cake called the vasilopita.  It’s a tradition that dates back thousands of years.

Olive harvest and the making of olive oil in Greece

For many Greeks, the olive harvest is an exciting part of growing up in the country. This special time of year can be experienced by travelers as well.