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In the Land of Kings: Treasures of Zimbabwe

According to Ian Hammer, the 4,000 to 6,000-year-old Zimbabwe cave art lavishly splashed across the smooth, curved rock as if a post-modern mural is...

A Cultural Tourism tour of Ireland

“The future of Irish tourism is promoting cultural tourism.” Mr. Jimmy Deenihan, Minister for Arts, Heritage & the Gaeltacht (2011 – 2014)

Fathom Travel embraces eudaimonia

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone,” said Francisco, a Fathom Travel impact facilitator on board the M/V Adonia bound for the Dominican Republic.

Ten Highlights of Six Cyclades Islands

by Marc d'Entremont It is an undeniable cliché that the Cyclades Islands of Greece are firmly part of the great wonders of the world. Some...

Mount Olympus: playground for gods and mortals  

Home to Zeus and his family of gods, Mount Olympus is a range of 52 peaks with Mytikas at 2,918 meters (9,570 feet) the...

Apulia: pleasing hungry visitors for millenniums

For the tourist whose interests lay in religious, architectural, cultural and culinary travel ancient Apulia, the heel of the Italian boot, has been offering...

Puglia, Italy: from Magna Graecia to St. Peter

There are multiple reasons to explore the ancient Puglia region on the heel of Italy’s boot from Renaissance palaces, extraordinary seafood, mystery churches to...

Eat with your eyes: four stellar Corfu restaurants

  Ηaving choices in eating has probably been a human impulse since the dawn of time. One can almost hear the cave dweller saying, “No,...

Naturally Thessaloniki is a foodie city

Thessaloniki: breads, dried fruits, pomegranate syrup, cumin, sesame seeds, artichokes, wine, a cornucopia of smoked and cured meats and fish along with enough food...

Cadiz: Beyond the Pillars of Hercules

  Cadiz is so old, its founding has its own mythology When Hercules had to perform twelve labors one of them took him to the westward...

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,...

Gullah Geechee: high cuisine in the low country

“Herbs are the feel good in food.” Pat Bacote, co-founder, Geechee Kunda Cultural Center “De buckruh dey duh ‘ood duh hunt tuckrey.” Incorrect English? No...

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...

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...

Metsovo shimmers with Greek Autumn colors

The lobby fireplace in the Hotel Olympic takes the chill off the mid-October afternoon along with a cup of hot Greek coffee and tangerine...

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