Before going to Athens, I wrote that my “mission” would have been to investigate how Balkan is Athens and now I can say that I found a lot of Balkan vibes in Athens indeed. Food markets, bazaars, kiosks, shoe-shine men and vendors on the streets… you will spot the Balkan side of Athens just strolling around the city centre; for a further investigation, you can attend a live music concert, look for the Ottoman architectural heritage or eat at one of the many street food kiosks, where you will find the best Balkan recipes and –it goes without saying- the ubiquitous meat. Read more
Athens is a motley town: each neighborhood has its own characteristic traits and atmosphere, a distinctive soul you can breath with a simple walk across its’ streets. Downtown Athens can be easily explored by walk, strolling from one district to another in less than few hours, leaving you the time to jump on a train or a bus and head to a suburban area. I really liked Athens’ suburbs and I was amazed by that fact that it didn’t take me long to get there: in fact, Athens public transport is really well-structured, which allowed me to explore so many areas of Athens in just one week, with an efficiency that could not have been possible in –let’s say- Rome. Read more
Monemvasia castle is a hidden gem and yet unknown for destination weddings. Nevertheless couples have started to discover the place and held their weddings into the castle. This is a Greek Orthodox wedding, which held inside the castle at Elkomenos church and followed by a wedding reception in a traditional built hotel under the castle and overlooking the water.
Monemvasia is a truly amazing destination to get married and has still has a lot to offer. Enjoy this Monemvasia wedding which was followed by a traditional Greek glenti (celebration). Monemvasia is the ideal romantic place to get married …..imagine walking down the isle into a real vivid castle.
From the very heart of the Mediterranean basin, Greek cuisine is made up of a wide variety of dishes mirroring the long history, the variegated landscape and the crossroads’ nature of this country. From my personal experience in Athens Greek cuisine is full of meat (it was literally everywhere!) as traditional fish dishes are more likely to be found on the islands, vegetables and tasty savory pies (tyropita –the one with cheese- and spanakopita –filled with spinach- a.k.a. the Greek version on my beloved Balkan burek). Wandering around downtown Athens you will find plenty of nice restaurants, taverns and cafés: here is a selection of my favourite ones!
Καλή σας όρεξη!
Enjoy your meal!
The warm, buttery Oia sunsets in Santorini, the southern charm of Crete, and the mazes of whitewashed buildings in Mykonos are some of the main attractions luring travelers to Greece. While it’s true that these are some must-see sites on your Mediterranean vacation, for me the ultimate treasure is one many travelers miss. A defining trait of my slow travel experience is making the major tourist destinations supporting characters rather than the main focus of the trips. My love of slow travel tied in seamlessly with my visit to the stunning island of Kythira. Ready to fall in love? Here are the four activities that shouldn’t be missed.
Surf Club Keros is located on Limnos, (Greek: Λήμνος,) a Greek island located in the northern Aegean Sea. Limnos is the 8th biggest Greek island, it has only thirty villages and settlements, and has maintained its virgin character over the years. Known for its Mediterranean climate and strong winds, Limnos ultimately deserves its nickname “the wind-ridden one”. Read more
Α visit to Athens is never complete unless the traveler spends a day in the alleys and shops of McArthurGlen designer outlet. The outlet is designed in neoclassical style, with outdoor paved alleys, unique shops, free parking for its visitors and high aesthetics, similar to the most famous designer outlets abroad. Here, anyone can enjoy a meaningful shopping experience, with beloved designer brands and truly privileged prices. Read more
Imagine a beautiful landscape with rows of vineyards extending in front of your eyes and hills with vines popping up in every turn.