Truffle hunting at Meteora!

The Natural History Museum of Kalambaka & Mushroom Museum have launched the exciting activity of “Truffle Hunting” ! Accompanied by mushroom specialists and hikers,you are given the opportunity to explore the breathtaking natural scenery of Meteora and learn about mushrooms! Following the “mushroom hunt” is lunch time, during which you will prepare your own Truffle Spaghetti in …

Greek Easter in Santorini: the most enchanting scenery of the world

Walking through fields of white earth and old small houses, one reaches the traditional village, where the “Epitafios walk” is covered in true spiritual ambiance. The road is decorated with tined lamps forming a river of fire that trembles accompanied by chanting and the smell of spring flowers. At the monastery of Prophet Elias, at the …

The battle for Crete and the alliance with Australia and New Zealand

The Battle for Crete was one of the most dramatic battles of the Second World War. Over 12 days in May 1941 a mixed force of New Zealanders, British, Australian and Greek troops desperately tried to fight off a huge German airborne assault. Despite suffering appalling casualties, the parachutists and glider-borne troops who led the …

Marking 75 years of Greece, Australia and New Zealand Alliance during WWII

This year the Alliance between Greece, Australia and New Zealand at the Battle of Crete during WWII marks 75 years. Like every year, various celebrations are going to take place to commemorate for this event. This year’s programme for 2016 is : Thursday 19 May 2016 – 11:00 Ceremony at Alikianos – Keritis Monument . …

The Hellenic-Australian Memorial Park in Crete

Just outside Rethymno city in Crete you will find a great WWII memorial park, commemorating the Battle of Crete, during which Cretans were fighting side by side with Australians in 1941. The memorial is made of three flanking pillars. Two of them clad in a rough-surfaced local limestone to represent the Greek soldiers and civilians …