Palaiokastro: The Fortress of Nisyros

Palaiokastro is one of the best preserved fortresses in the Aegean. It is located above the settlement of Mandraki and it surrounded the ancient city of Nisyros. Large volcanic rocks compose its walls, which often stretch to an altitude of 3.8 meters. Even though the wall dates back to the 4th century BC, the ancient …

Kalymnos Castles and Fortresses

The Medieval element is prevalent in Kalymnos. There are splendid examples of Medieval architecture all over the island, with Kalymnos castles and fortresses depicting a gracious design Meant to offer protection against all intruders and add prestige to anyone watching up high, those castles served a great purpose. And the view from such privileged observatories …

The Splendid Kos Ancient City

Kos is an island filled with history’s blessings. It has been inhabited ever since antiquity. In fact, Kos ancient city was founded in 366 BC and is located on the northeastern part of the island. What is interesting is the fact that excavations to reveal the ancient city only began in 1933. After a catastrophic …

Homer and Wine

By the 8th and 7th centuries BC, when the written works of Hesiod and the Homeric bards began to appear, wine had thoroughly permeated Greek culture and become a ubiquitous feature – a dietary staple, preferable to water, drunk at any time of day or night, with or without food. Greeks had learned to cut …

Wine: An Age-Old Story

Some of the most essential pleasures or comforts in life can be traced so far back in human history that they seem to disappear in the mists of time. The cultivation and consumption of grapes and their juice is a prime example. Nevertheless, as archaeologists in collaboration with paleobotanists, have further extended and refined their …

Museums in Zakynthos

Zakynthos is one of the most beautiful islands in the Ionian Sea. It boasts supreme natural beauty with evergreen landscapes and emerald waters. But alongside its impressive beauty and unspoiled nature, there is also huge cultural and historic heritage on the island. And this very heritage is imprinted on every single museum and art gallery …

Pylos: A Surging Tourist Destination

On the southwestern part of Peloponnese, a surging tourist destination awaits. Pylos is a historic coastal town, otherwise known as Navarino. You may have read about the luxurious hotel Costa Navarino and the humongous investment in the area. Celebrities from all over the world, actors and singers, athletes and super stars like Cristiano Ronaldo choose …

Museums in Galaxidi

Galaxidi is a town boasting a long-lasting history. Every nook and cranny has a special story to tell. Centuries ago, the locals have formed powerful maritime and Galaxidi has remained well known as a naval town. The glorious past unfolds at the marvelous Naval and Historical Museum of Galaxidi. Dating back to 1870, this was …