A band of Heroes - Argonauts

A band of Heroes – Argonauts

Argus was the builder of the ship Argos and Argonauts literally means “Argo sailors”. There are myths and historical stories and in modern nowadays, you can find traces about them in literature, music, video games, film and television. These adaptations could have caused an influence in the learning about them. At times, they are called Minyans who were the prehistoric tribe of the area. The Golden Fleece or the fleece of the gold-haired winged ram from Colchis is much mentioned in the t... [ read more ]

The Charming Folegandros

The Charming Folegandros

Small sunny Aegean island, Folegandros is a natural beauty. Besides, the residents on this island are very hospitable people. That makes it such a wonderful destination. As it belongs to the southwest Cyclades, there are nearby islands like the Sikinos islands and the Milos. With forty kilometers of sea shore and just some distance from the port of Piraeus. Mountainous as Chora is, there are rocky grounds too. There are lacy shores, wild mountains, fields and the scenery changes. Arrive at t... [ read more ]

Nonpareil Spots in Greece

Nonpareil Spots in Greece

What Nea Moni of Chios has to offer is just a preview in the overall beauty of Greece. In the Peloponnese region, you must see the Argos, Korinthos, Kalamata, Tripoli and Sparti. It is still not complete without covering the Dodecanese four regions. They are called the South Aegean region namely the Kalymnos, Kos, Rhodes and Karpathos. Now it might have made you asking for more. The lesser known Greek isles are really true to its name, lesser known. I would not consider Athens, Corfu to be l... [ read more ]

Peloponnese’s Special

Peloponnese’s Special

Korinthos, formerly known as Nea was founded in 1858. Sometimes it is known as New Corinth. To see excavations and to discover the new facets of antiquity, this is the place. Its rich history is astounding, with Corinth under the Bacchiadae, then under the tyrants. It has a classical period, also the Hellenistic period. Then the Roman era, the biblical Corinth, Byzantine era and then Ottoman Rule before its independence. Corinth is a really historical place, it is great for road trip, archeo... [ read more ]

Spring of the Greece

Spring of the Greece

From November through March, it is still a low season to travel to Greece. There are pros and cons of traveling to Greece in a time like this. Most people would travel during the mid season that is from April through mid July. Then, it will be the high season until August. If you want to see Fall of Greece, you should then plan your trip to be in September and October. Progressively Cold and Rainy, it is still the low season. At times there are nice weather, but most people will not travel t... [ read more ]

Twelve or Dodecanese Islands

Twelve or Dodecanese Islands

Literally the word Dodecanese means twelve islands, it is a group of 12 and one hundred and fifty smaller Greek islands. They are in the Aegean Sea which is an elongated embayment of the Mediterranean Sea. As for the Greek islands, there are approximately 26 of them being inhabited. Together with the Turkish Coast, you can plan an itinerary of seven days embarking from Rhodes and disembark at Samos. For example, the day one is yachting 26 miles from Rhodes to Marmaris. Rhodes is actually clo... [ read more ]

Fall Season or the Phthinoporon, Greek goddess of Autumn

Fall Season or the Phthinoporon, Greek goddess of Autumn

If you are not enjoying the big crowded time when Greece is in its high season, it is nice to see the autumn in Greece. The fall season or the Phthinoporon is named after the Greek goddess of Autumn. This is also an off time other than the low season. You can expect an inexpensive travel during this time. Mostly retirees will be spending their spare time in Greece. Locally the population and people are more tired during this time of the year. This is partly because they worked a lot during t... [ read more ]

Greek Sweets the Traditional Kick

Greek Sweets the Traditional Kick

This post is for the gourmet travelers. First to introduce is the Greek Sesame Seed Candy known as Pasteli. It is a kind of honey candy from the Mediterranean and the Middle East. Tastes hard and crunchy, but the Greek made them chewy and sticky. To make them, you will surely need a non-stick bakeware liner, I would recommend the Silpat pad so as to unmold the candy with ease. If you take one and a half hour, you can make them using very simple ingredients such as mild honey, toasted sesame ... [ read more ]