Greek Carnival and Easter

Greek Carnival and Easter

Apokries is the two weeks of feast and it is the Greek Carnival. Starting from the Sunday, it is all about meat. They called it the Sunday of Meat Fare. There is also a 'Clean Monday' and in Greek, it is the Kathari Deutera. It starts the first day of the Saracosti or the Season of Lent when people are flying kites and families are usually at picnics. During the carnival, everyone is partying on the streets with costumes on. Bars are popular and crowded too. This is the time you can carry with... [ read more ]

Greek Vegetarian Dishes

Greek Vegetarian Dishes

One of the most important fasting season in the Eastern Christianity is the Great Lent. It is also known as the Great Fast. During this time, the vegetarian dishes are very popular. For example, the dish Aginares a la Polita which is made of artichokes with olive oil. Artichoke originates in the Southern Europe around the Mediterranean. The Greek enjoys this dish in city-style, city is referring to the city of Constantinople. Basically, this is a hearty stew dish which is savory made with arti... [ read more ]

Must See in Mykonos

Must See in Mykonos

One of the trademark of Mykonos Island is Petros the Pelican. It is an old celebrity of the town's waterfront and Petros is the official mascot for more than fifty years. The first pelican who lived for more than thirty years died in 1986 and the White Pelican you see today is a replacement. It was well cared for and protected by the islanders. Mykonos Windmills The iconic feature of the Greek island of the Mykonos is none other than the windmills. It surrounds the Delos in the Agean Sea. ... [ read more ]

Smell the Surfeit of Souvalaki and Orektika

Smell the Surfeit of Souvalaki and Orektika

Greece has a culinary tradition of more than 4000 years. Eat in the Greek tavernas all over Greece, you will be offered Souvalaki, Kalamaki, Pita, Tacos, Sushi and Stir-friend Lamb. Let's say if you allocated your daily budget of about €90 - €130, you can expect restaurant grade of these Greek food. It can even include a stay in an own room and sleep in comfortable beds, eat out for that entire day and afford sightseeing to the various islands. Herbs: Greek Oregano and Thyme Speaking a... [ read more ]

Greek Good Morning by A Budget Traveler

Greek Good Morning by A Budget Traveler

Say 'Kalimera', that's the Greek good morning. Greece has so much to offer in terms of its attractions from islands such as Mykonos, Delos, Delphi, Loannina, Crete, Thessaloniki, Rhodes and last but not least, Athens. So many to choose from and unless you are planning  a longer stay. In any way, it makes going to Greece on budget very challenging since the adoption of the Euros in 2002. The Greek drachma (dr) replaced. If you are from the US, UK or Asia, it is good to know that there ... [ read more ]