Wine Tourism in Greece

Viticulture has been correlated with Greece since the beginning of time. In Greek Mythology, God Dionysus represents the God of Wine, Dancing and Music. People would indulge in endless hours of having fun, eating together and sipping on high quality wine for ages. It is an element that kept society united, a reason for celebrating …

The Vergina Excavation

The Vergina excavation already numbers several decades of research. Ever since 1938 until nowadays, the archaeologists of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the Archaeological Service have been continuously working on site bringing to light new monuments. It was in 1856 when the French archaeologists and traveler L.Heuzey during his journey in Macedonia had discovered …

Herbs, Vegetables, Fruits of Crete

The deceptively barren hills and mountains of Crete, the rocky landscape, thick olive groves, uncultivated plots, even the rugged coastline host a most interesting flora, a unique evolutionary crossbreed of the European, African and Asian flora. Many of the plant species endemic to Crete actually naturalized from other continents centuries ago. In particular, the Cretan …

Herbs, Greens Fruit. The Key to the Mediterranean Diet – Part 2

In antiquity ethereal oils and other aromatic substances were used daily in lay and religious activities spanning from the meticulous care of the body to treatment of ailments and devotional practices. On the basis of information deciphered in Linear B tablets found in Knossos and Pylos, ethereal oils were extracted by perfume experts in Minoan …

Alonnisos Submarine Museum Project

Four underwater museums are going to be founded in the Pagasetic Gulf, as part of the European Union’s BlueMed project. This is an ambitious project, for sure. Its name is Alonnisos submarine museum project. Since the Greek seas hide so many mysteries, it is only fair that access underwater is going to reveal many of …

An Insight at the History of Ouzo

Ouzo is definitely an iconic Greek spirit, associated with laid-back moments at seafront taverns in every single Greek island. It is an anise-flavored drink, transparent and pure. Some people correlate it to tsipouro or raki, pastis or even mastic liquor, but it is true that ouzo has a history of its own. And it is …

The Sacred Island of Delos

One of the most memorable and fascinating experiences to be had during a visit to Mykonos is not actually on Mykonos, but a thirty-minute boat ride away…On the sacred island of Delos. If you are the type to believe in ghosts, then you’ll agree they must be here. The millennia-old history of Delos is filled …

The Revival of Retsina

The custom of adding resin to wine dates back to ancient times; it is hardly surprising that the vine would, at some point, meet the neighboring pine, particularly in Central Greece, where the two grow in such close proximity. And while the discovery of wine itself, has ben attributed to a random event – a …

Major Athens Churches in the City Center

Greece is a country filled with treasures, offering a unique blend of history and culture to travelers from all over the world. Religious tourism has been flourishing in Greece, with an increasing interest to explore the country’s rich and timeless religious value. And Athens serves as a beacon of such significance. When you find yourself …