Dear Traveler,


In the warm embrace of August, we feel soothed and relaxed as we make the most of the carefree summer days.


The eternal sunshine warms our souls as we absorb the energy surrounding us and pause to recharge our batteries before we are called to return to our everyday routine.


Ancient Greeks knew this universal and timeless concept pretty well – joy is what we all seek.

In our Ancient Greek Theater issue, we explore the true meaning of this timeless form of entertainment.  According to Aristotle and the ancient Greek view that persists to the present day, comedy reflects the social nature of humans – not their innermost psychological depths, but their foibles and vices – in short, the entertaining side of people.


However, these ancient arts are not merely entertainment, – philosopher Aristotle in his work “Poetics” describes the power of drama to invoke a depth of feeling and induce “catharisis” – a cleansing of the spirit.


Seeing ancient Greek comedies or tragedies performed in historic ancient theaters can be a remarkable event around which you can build an enriching, and indeed entertaining, Greek holiday.


Are you ready to curate your unique Greek cultural experience?

Sincerely yours,

Elena Papanicolaou