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
It’s so exciting as New Year’s approaches to think of the year ahead, empty pages of a calendar still to be filled with experiences we can’t yet imagine. Nothing enriches life and creates memories like travel. In Greece, there are so many diverse destinations: you can fulfill a travel dream or pursue an interest in
The Holidays in Greece are marked with some special and specific traditions that are uniquely, beautifully Greek- special decorations, traditional dishes, old customs, and even a mischievous twist on the Christmas elf. We’ve rounded up what makes Greek Christmas special.
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
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
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
Come autumn, Greece’s country roads and sometimes even its city streets are strewn with spike-covered balls. Some split open to reveal a glistening brown chestnut. You’ll be tempted to gather them, but wear gloves if you do – their spikes are needle sharp. An excursion to celebrate their season brings many other pleasures with it.
Nafplio, in the Peloponnese is arranged beautifully on the Argolic Gulf. One of Greece’s most romantic cities, where centuries of history intertwined in an unusually dramatic natural setting, providing the rich backdrop for a vibrant local cultural scene — art, design, and plenty of quality places for a fine meal or a relaxing glass of
Imagine having a holiday from which you return not just relaxed and recharged, nor merely culturally enriched, but substantially, profoundly transformed- body and soul.
A mountain paradise rises just north of the Gulf of Corinth. A favorite weekend destination of the Athenians, the Mt. Parnassos Region is blessed with a unique character and breathtaking natural beauty. Here are the pleasures of the Mt. Parnassos Region which we believe you absolutely must experience.