It’s Easter Sunday! Today the resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated. I am excited to experience my first Greek Orthodox Easter.
The 40 day fasting period is over and judging by the activity in the kitchen, the Odyssey is pulling out all the stops to prepare as much delicious food as is possible to eat. Katerina: “The church might play the most important role during Easter, but the second most important thing is the food of every home and taverna.”
1. Watch the sunset from Oia.
It is said that if you want to see the best sunset, the island of Santorini is the place to go. From the beautiful cliff-top village of Oia with the white washed houses, the windmills and little churches with the blue domes you will see the sun dive into the Aegean Sea. Read more
Coming from the Netherlands, Christmas has always been the biggest religious event for me. Now that I have celebrated Easter on Poros last year, my outlook has changed. In Greece, Easter is the most important holiday and is celebrated in a big way. I ate more than I have ever eaten at any Christmas party, joined a holy procession and watched fireworks as if it were New Years Eve.
The site where the monasteries of Meteora were built, is said to serve perfectly their purpose. The monasteries stand on some huge natural sandstone pillars that were mould into their bizarre shape by the winds and the time. Read more
Ancient Olympia belongs to the prefecture of Ileia and is situated about 19km away from the city of Pyrgos in the west Peloponnese. It is characterized as one of the most essential Greek historic sightseeing, with its roots going dozens of centuries back in time. Ancient Olympia is the cradle of the ancient and modern Olympic Games and every four years, the ‘holy flame’ is being born according to the traditional ancient way; the symbol of the spirit of the Olympic Games. Read more
The Photo Contest of Greeka.com was just completed and the winners were announced. For the 7th year in the row, our online Greek travel guide organized a very popular photo contest with photos from Greece and the Greek islands, where more than 16,000 pictures were submitted. Read more
The Greek islands with their diverse landscape, exotic coasts and authentic lifestyle are among the top summer destinations of the world. However, choosing one island for vacation is hard, as there are many excellent options. If you cannot decide which suits you best, you can always combine many Greek islands in one holiday. Read more
Is it not wonderful to warm up in the winter months with a hot cup of tea? In Greece we have some lovely flavors to choose from. Read more
Whether you eat it for breakfast, lunch or dessert, this is a real treat! Take your cutest bowls out of your cupboard, fill them with Greek yoghurt and break a handful of walnuts over it. Read more
From an ancient queen …
It is said that Vergina was named after an ancient queen that reigned in the ancient times, but this small village in northern Greece mantled the old capital of the ancient Macedonian kingdom, Aegae. Read more