5th Cretan Olive Oil Competition: Rising Above Challenges

By Lisa Radinovsky   At the 5th Cretan Olive Oil Competition awards ceremony in Rethymno on March 24, regional dignitaries and Greek and international olive oil...

Four Wineries of Macedonia and Eastern Macedonia/Thrace

F - εὖ is a descriptor for all that’s good and creative in a person’s life – one that Dionysus, god of wine, sitting...

Ursulines and marble: educating Tinos Island

Angela de Merici, founder of the Ursulines, believed that educated young women could make great contributions to society. The year was 1535. In an age...

Grecotel Hotels & Resorts’ GM V. Minadakis talks to HNA

By Vasilis Papoutsis, Contributing Editor Grecotel Hotels and Resorts was a dream that started to take shape 45 years ago when visionary businessman Nikos Daskalantonakis drawing...

On the Road in Greece: Penelope Exhibition & Workshop, Halki Naxos

By Catherine Tsounis   Naxos Tours passed through Halki. I came across a Folk Arts store called “Penelope” Exhibition & Workshop. I asked our guide, Evy, to...

Union of Santorini Cooperatives unique mission

"...to preserve the cultivation of land and overcome the challenge of rapid touristic development that leads to the abandonment of land cultivation." Stela Kasiola,...

FLEGRA PALACE AND FLEGRA BEACH HOTELS

By Aurelia “I felt once more how simple and frugal a thing is happiness: a...

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...

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