Beyond Santorini – Los and Anafi

Beyond Santorini – Los and Anafi

Los island has three major villages, namely Ormos (Yialos), Hora and Milopotas. The most beautiful beach of them all is the Milopotas. For Hora, sometimes it is known as Chora has very small alleys and all around are white-wash houses. It may seemed like a quiet place in the day, but at night, it became a main party zone. Thus, you must see what it has to offer for its nightlife and also the archeological museum there. There resides the Homer’s tomb, an open-air theater, the Old castle Pal... [ read more ]

June Festivals and Events in Greece

June Festivals and Events in Greece

Summer is a great season to visit Greece as it has lots of cultural events not limited to just dance performances to offer. Be warned that if you are on the mainland, it is a climate of hot to very hot. Coastal or island areas are cooler, though many places are generally hot. Expect temperatures up to 28ºC if you are in Athens, Crete is two degrees cooler. People still enjoy outdoor cinemas other than the art festivals and some local festivals. Propylaion Gate, Acropolis Whether it is spe... [ read more ]

Greek Food and What They Mean

Greek Food and What They Mean

eek Spanaki Some Greek food had different philosophical and religious meanings. The main Greek food are barley, wheat bread, olive oil, wine, apples, figs, cheese, lentils, salt, fish, lamb and pork. To be honest, the Greek never eat meat unless it had been sacrificed to the god. And the other time when they will eat the meat is when it had been hunted in the wild. The main belief is that it is wrong to kill. And must less to eat a domesticated animal that is tamed, thus it has to be sacr... [ read more ]

Parga and the Lichnos Beach

Parga and the Lichnos Beach

The small town on Ionian coast called Parga in Greece is a nice relaxation destination. It is between Preveza and Igoumenitsa which lies in the region of Epirus. This is central and northern Greece and the historical castle is a draw. Other than the Krioneri beach, there is the Valtos beach, and the Lichnos beach. The scenic beauty of Parga is well-known, this is where the friendly people are around and you get to see a real Greek town. Local tourism is common in Parga too, most of the fello... [ read more ]

Must Do in Greece

Must Do in Greece

Sightseeing is a must in Greece, need to say more? Well, eating and drinking is the other. The Greek Culture has a lot of explorations for a newbie, whether you are from Europe or from Asia, this place has one of the most beautiful beaches around. Active tourists will also like the sports and recreational activities available. However, be aware of the special events in Greece though, you don’t want your holidays to be held back by the locals who are preparing to go home for the Holy Week. ... [ read more ]

Artemis and the Maidens of Karyai, Caryatid

Artemis and the Maidens of Karyai, Caryatid

The is so much history of the Ancient Greece, and from 499 BC to 488 BC, there was the Greco-Persian between the Great empire of Persia and the Coalition of Greek city-states. Greece today that had went through Ionian Revolt, the first major Persian War, we learnt about Cyrus the Great as well as how there was the First Persian War. Greece really gone through a lot, from the Pelopponnesian War to the Archidamian War, then to the Sicilian war and later on the Ioninan or Decelean War. The rema... [ read more ]

Saint Basil's (Vassilio's) Day and Greek Feastings

Saint Basil’s (Vassilio’s) Day and Greek Feastings

Vassilio's or Vasillis originated from Basil, in medieval context it is Basileios which directly came from ‘Kingdom’. In the tradition, gifts were brought to children on the first of January. This day is St Basil’s Day when traditionally, serving of vasilopita is a practice. Vasilopita is a kind of rich bread that is baked with a coin in it. Part of the custom is to sing New Year’s carols and an extra place at the table is set for the Saint Basil where he is like the eastern Santa Cl... [ read more ]

Oldest wine-producing regions in Greece

Oldest wine-producing regions in Greece

6500 years ago marked the first and earliest evidence of Greek wine. Wines exported from Crete and Monemvasia in the medieval times fetched great prices in the northern parts of Europe. The various wine regions in Greece other than Crete are: the Aegean Islands, Central Greece, Epirus, Ionian Islands, Macedonia and Peloponnese. There are several interesting red wine grape varieties: Agiorghitiko, Xinomavro, Mandilaria, Mavrodaphne and Kotsifali. Agiorgitiko has an interesting name, it is a h... [ read more ]