Asklepion has been identified in the ancient city of Kythnos

Rich and impressive was the 2016 archaeological finds on Kythnos island at location “Vryokastro” where the ancient capital of the island is located. As informed by, the excavation team, headed by Professor Alexander Mazarakis Ainian, the research focused on two public buildings (temples) of the Classical-Hellenistic period in Medium Platoma Upper Town. Indeed, one of …

Aphrodite of Milos

The story behind the discovery. Artworks have often many stories to tell. Every day thousands of visitors of the Louvre Museum admire the Venus de Milo, also known as Aphrodite of Milos. One of the museums’ most recognized exhibits, this masterfully crafted marble statue hold the status of one of the most recognized artworks in …

Things to do in Samos: Pythagorio

A short guide to Pythagorio. Pythagorio town. Pythagorio has everything one can expect from an Aegean island. It is a vivid little town with plenty of bars, cafes and tavernas and a character that combines the history of the place with the lifestyle of a modern summer destination. It is the most popular choice of …

7 reasons to (re)visit Samos

A multifaceted Aegean island. Samos is one of these places that you have to visit more than once. I have been in this beautiful North Aegean island numerous times and after every single trip I realize that there were more things to see, to do, to discover. The reason for this is simple. Samos is …

The wine of Samos

Samos and the ancient art of wine-making. According to Greek mythology, the first king of Samos was Ancaeus, which apart of being son of Poseidon and member of the Argonauts, was also a wine producer of epic proportions. It is not a coincidence that the myth wants the first ruler of Samos to be a …

A virtual poem on Cyclades

Watch this amazing video in which Thibaud Lomenech captures brilliantly the very essence of the Cyclades. As the frames flow one after the other it feels almost as we are there. So, in case you feel nostalgic for a trip you had in Greece, or if you currently planning your vacations, this is the perfect …

Santorini Tomato Fritters

Various vegetarian fritters are very common in the Cycladeds. they are made with seasonal ingredients and herbs, while sometimes they use the food leftovers. In Santorini particularly, the small, waterless tomatoes are flavored with mint and oregano and occasionally with cod. This is the recipe for the classic and favoured Santorini dish; tomato fritters. Ingredients …