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 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 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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

The Age-old History of Chios Island

Chios is the fifth largest of the Greek islands situated in the North Aegean region. It is at the crossroads of West and East. From the magnificent mountains of the North to the protected valleys of the South, from the pristine shores of the West to the cosmopolitan resorts of the East, Chios arises from …

Jackie Kennedy and Greece: An Eternal Love Affair

Jackie Kennedy and Greece are strongly bound with each other. The elegant, ethereal former First Lady Jackie was eternally impressed by the glory and history of Greece. Even though she had not visited the country till the 1960s, it still lured her a great deal. So as JFK’s wife she was able to travel half …