Hymn to Demeter: ‘ΕχΩ ΦΑεΙ

“Hail, goddess, and nurse peace, that he who sows may also reap.”  (Callimachus, poet, 3rd century BCE) The Temple to Demeter overlooks the productive agricultural...

IF YOU HAVE JUST ONE DAY IN ATHENS…..

by AURELIA, Contributing Editor If you have just one day to spend in Athens and you would like to visit two of the most stunning...

Ioannina preserves cultural layers of Epirus

“...the fire of a stove burning fiercely under a smooth and polished surface.” Sir Henry Holland describing the demeanor of Ali Pasha, 1813 (1) The graceful...

The harvest of Naxos and the Small Cyclades

Naxos is well known for its agricultural abundance. The 166 square mile island, largest in the Cyclades, has a fertile interior created by the...

Defining tradition on Lipsi Island, Greece

Island stories conjure images of remote destinations – Ascension or the Faroe Islands.  At just 16 square kilometers (10 square miles) with a permanent population...

Naxos, Mykonos, Delos: divine vacations in the Cyclades

Fiercely independent in the center of the Cyclades, Naxos, Mykonos and Delos knew of times before there was time. According to legend, the young Zeus...

Essentials of Aigio: antiquities, wine and cuisine

Aigio, and its surrounding provincial region of Aigialeia, have been prominent in Greek recorded history since the 3rd millennium BC. Its wines were publicly...

Legendary Central Macedonia’s Serres and Kilkis

When cities can trace their heritage for 4,000 years, and they’re located in fabled Macedonia – land of Alexander the Great, Aristotle and Mount...

Tinos Island and its traditional food abundance

Tinos Island shimmers in the bright October sunlight as the Golden Blue Star Ferry approaches the port of Tinos Town. The marble and granite...

Hermes Expo Continues to Bridge Regional Businesses in the U.S., Greece,...

The ties between American and Greek businesses have never been stronger. Bridging the two once again is the Hermes Expo International, now entering its...

The shifting beauty of autumn on Andros Island

Autumn brings a shifting palate of light: silver and grays to Andros Island, the northern most of the Cyclades Archipelago, different from the bright...

Travel ancient paths in Eastern Macedonia and Thrace

Xanthi, Drama, Kavala, Philippi: the names themselves are exotic and rightfully so. At the epicenter of three worlds – Asia, the Balkans and the...

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