Autumn Retreats in Greece

Autumn is a wonderful time of the year. Summer has passed, but winter has not set in yet. So the temperature is mild and nature is still vibrant, filled with warm earthy tones of orange and brown, golden and green. If you are lucky enough to spare some time before Christmas in vacations with family, …

Digital Museum Plato Academy

Plato is definitely one of the best known personalities of the ancient Greek world. His thoughts and ideas have become a worldwide treasure and have inspired millions of people over the centuries. With that in mind, the Digital Museum Plato Academy is an attempt to combine the past with the presence and the future. The …

Wine Tourism in Peloponnese: Argolida

Tradition meets modernity and advanced techniques, along with exquisite mastery, in Argolida wine tourism. This beautiful region of Greece, located in the eastern part of Peloponnese, boasts a great and impressive history with wine. And it is the very same region where 7% of the area of the Nemea PDO zones is found. The famous Agiorgitiko …

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 …

Mystras Castle Town

In the southeastern part of the Peloponnese, travelers are in for a unique experience at Mystras Castle Town. The “wonder of the Morea” is none other than an entire town structured within a fortress. Perched on a hillside and dating back to 1249 AD, Mystras is a sight for sore eyes. A place where the …

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 …

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 Age-Old Symbol of the Olive

“A bush of long-leafed olive was growing within the court, strong and vigorous, and girth it was like a pillar. Round about this I built my chamber” (Homer, Odyssey) Uniquely precious, a gift from the gods to the human kind, the Olive tree appears in the prehistoric times and reigns on the Mediterranean soil conducive …

When Is the Best Time to Visit Greece?

Vacations in Greece are like a dream come true for most travelers. Such a wonderful country, with great diversity as to destinations in the mainland and the Greek islands! A place where the Olympian Gods used to marvel on their accomplishments and decide the fate of men! Whether you are an adventurous traveler or you …

The Chios Mastiha

The History of Mastic The mastic tree (Pistacia lentiscus), also called “skinos”, grows all over the Mediterranean. However, the tree Pistacia Lentiscus Var. Chia is a special variety that grows only in the Southern part of Chios and mentions can be dated back to antiquity. Some of the oldest references for mastic are credited to …