Delos, a place of gods

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shutterstock 59304424 Delos, a place of godsLeto was about to give birth to Apollo and Artemis. She was desperately searching for a place to rest but Juno, the wife of Zeus, was trying to avenge her because she carried the children of her adulterous husband. She had forbade all regions to shelter the poor pregnant woman. Only one floating rock in the middle of the Aegean sea, Delos, decided to become the refuge of Leto. Read more

One can still hear the singing Nymphs on the islet of Oinousses….

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….. listen closely and you will also become hypnotised by their lullabies.

fassoli One can still hear the singing Nymphs on the islet of Oinousses....Fassoli Beach….A secluded beach facing out on the Aegean Sea….

Santorini, Mykonos, Corfu, just to name a few, are the “usual suspects” when one thinks holidaying in the Greek isles. But my favourite little rock in the Aegean Sea is a special place that remains undiscovered and definitely holds the accolade of “little gem” of the Greek islands. Read more

DISCOVERING ATHENS – PART 2

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Ancient Agora 1 DISCOVERING ATHENS – PART 2Ancient Agorà, Athens, Greece

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

DISCOVERING ATHENS – PART 1

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monastiraki 5 n DISCOVERING ATHENS   PART 1Athens 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

Romantic Monemvasia Wedding

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Monemvasia wedding wedding into a caste Romantic Monemvasia Wedding

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.

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Athens for foodies

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gyros pita Athens for foodies

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!

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4 Ways to Fall Madly in Love with Kythira

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IMG 6970 4 Ways to Fall Madly in Love with Kythira

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.

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