Traditional dishes in Corfu

Traditional dishes in Corfu

Corfu is a perfect tourist destination for those who want to feel as free and welcomed as at home, and the low prices allows you to enjoy everything the island has to offer as delicious food, beautiful tourist attractions and souvenirs. When you visit Corfu you have to try the traditional dishes of the island. Corfu is known for its Mediterranean cuisine dominated by local products that include fish, olive oil, honey, goat cheese or yogurt. We would like to present you the most popular... [ read more ]

Mediterranean Cuisines in Town of Hora

Mediterranean Cuisines in Town of Hora

Hora is also the capital of Naxos. It is a convenient place with many facilities that a modern city would offer, such as Health Centre, good market place, banks and post office. You can find here the clothes produce locally, folk art, jewelleries and so on. One of the main cuisines you can find here in this town is the Mediterranean cuisines. First here’s more about the Danielle’s Restaurant, Aqua Tavern and Philippi. Danielle’s Restaurant offers an excellent fare. Here you can find th... [ read more ]

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 ]

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 ]

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 ]

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 ]

What’s in a Greek Meal?

What’s in a Greek Meal?

Romaine lettuce is one of the key ingredients in the Greek salad. Ripe tomatoes cut in wedges, cucumber, red onions, pitted Kalamata olives, crumbled Feta cheese, chopped fresh parsley, olive oil, red wine vinegar, sugar, minced garlic, ground pepper, pinch of salt, and one whole lemon freshly squeezed juice. This lovely summer salad dish when added with the berries of capers from the Dodecanese islands makes it such a wonder. Some people also add the rocket leaves, green bell peppers for an... [ 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 ]

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 ]