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The Panigiraki of Arachova: Reliving Traditions with Ancient Roots

Wherever you go in Greece, there will not be just one story, but several. This is such an ancient country, and its history has many layers. The Panigiraki - the feast day of Agios Giorgos- in Arachova, is just such a story.  The Panigiraki of Arachova: Reliving Traditions with Ancient Roots  Village Feast Days Greece

Easter – A Wonderful Time to Experience Greece

Truly, no country celebrates Easter with such elaborate customs and festivities as Greece does. And Greece, in turn, is never lovelier than it is at Easter, an ideal time to visit. Why Easter is A Wonderful Time to Experience Greece    Don’t wait for Summer At Easter, the days are warm – you could even

Our Old and New Favorite Destinations in Greece

When thinking of your next Greek destination, consider some of our favorites. These hand-picked destinations are full of natural and cultural attractions and gastronomic pleasures. What makes them all the more charming is the fact that they are lesser known to the majority of travelers, and offer therefore an unspoiled – and more exclusive and

Most important oracles of the ancient world

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

A Greek Travel Wish-List 2019

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

What makes Greek Christmas Special

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’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