Greek Aristi Mountain Resort & Villas: The World’s Leading Eco-Lodge

World Travel Awards 2018 took place in Lisbon and the outcome has been a blast for Greece and sustainable tourism industry. Aristi Mountain Resort & Villas has been named the leading eco-lodge in the entire world, for the second consecutive year. To travel connoisseurs, this comes as no surprise. Indeed, the breathtaking resort in Zagori, …

Chios Mastiha in Medicine and Science

The mastiha tree is an evergreen shrub, belongs to the Anacardiaceae family gender Pistacia lentiscus L and grows in the Mediterranean countries. However, the tree Pistacia Lentiscus Var. Chia is a special variety that grows exclusively in the Southern part of Chios and offers the precious mastiha tears, renowned for their medicinal properties. Chios mastiha …

The Chios Mastiha Trees

During the Ottoman occupation plantation and production of mastiha trees was developed. Prior to the Chios massacre in 1822, production was stable but following the destruction it halted. After 1832 permission was granted for the expatriated Chians to return home. Upon repatriation villagers started plantation again and by 1840 production levels escalated to those prior …

Greek Michelin Restaurants for Food Lovers!

Greece has always held a special place in worldwide gastronomy. The abundance in high quality products, the mastery of housewives and local chefs, the long-lasting history… All these elements have played a huge role in Greek contemporary cuisine. However, over the past few decades something even more magical has happened. All the primitive concepts and …