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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...

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...

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...

Greek hospitality at Ermia Resorts, Bansko, Bulgaria

From Bulgaria’s Bansko ski and trekking center, the calm Aegean coastline of Halkidiki and the Cyclades Island of Paros, Ermia Resorts are havens of...

Thessaloniki Tourism honors Marc d’Entremont

It's an honor in itself to meet Olympic Gold Medalist Voula Patoulidou who's also Vice Governor of the Metropolitan Area of Thessaloniki & President...

An agnostic on the Holy Mountain Athos

What may seem an oxymoron, an agnostic recognizing the sacredness of Mt. Athos, is perfectly normal to me. I do not believe in a...

Croatia: coveted treasure of the Balkans

In 2017 Croatia is invaded not by empires but by golden hordes of tourists.

Welcome to Morocco

“Welcome to Morocco,” was the greeting not just from the front desk reception at hotels but from shopkeepers, people on the street, vendors in...

A day trip to Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay

The Argentine capital of Buenos Aires is fond of calling the Uruguayan city of Colonia del Sacramento their “48th barrio.” It’s not imperialism or...

Love at first bite at Athens To Kati Allo

It was the same for Jennifer Hoenig, “It was love at first bite,” describing her dinner at To Kati Allo when she first met...

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