The Nutritional Value of Wild Greens – Herbs and Fruits

In 1999 the National Centre of Nutrition, of the National School for Public Health, headed by Mrs. Antonia Trichopoulou, in collaboration with the Hellenic Chemistry Laboratory and company RTD of Food Industry (ETAT.S.A.) conducted a large-scale research concerning the nutritional value of a group of 17 different wild herbs which were used in cottage pie …

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 …

Crete Gourmet: Mediterranean Bliss

Cretan cuisine is synonymous to the Mediterranean Diet. Filled with seasonal fruits and vegetables, extra virgin olive oil, legumes and low fat dairy, lean protein and scarce meat consumption, this type of diet has been characterized as the closest thing to culinary perfection. And besides being extra healthy, it tastes great! No wonder the local …

Mykonos Gourmet: The Epitome of Eclectic

Have you ever visited Mykonos? This is a cosmopolitan island of Cyclades, world renowned for its electric nightlife and jet-setters flooding the top clubs and bars till the morning sun rays. An island that never sleeps, where an endless party takes place and sweeps you off your feet. Diving in the crystalline waters of the …

Santorini Gourmet: Volcanic Excellence!

Santorini is unique in every single way. The dramatic landscapes, the imposing caldera and the mesmeric sunset, the whitewashed houses literally hanging from the cliffs and the hospitable locals, the narrow cobbled pathways and the flowered gardens. And when it comes to Santorini gourmet, you are definitely spoiled for choice! Below we are going to …

Symi Cuisine

Symi is a fairytale island of Dodecanese, less touristy but equally breathtaking. With amazing beaches and natural landscapes, warm and hospitable locals, a laid-back atmosphere that captivates you and makes you come back again and again. Either part of island hopping experiences in the Aegean or as a destination on its own, Symi will not …

Greek Food: What Should You Try During Your Stay?

Well, there is a whole underlying culture when it comes to Greek food. A thrilling journey to the senses, awakening your taste buds and introducing you to the junction of the Orient and the West. Greece is a hub of civilizations, where different people meet and interact shaping contemporary culture. And in this unique blend …