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Enhance Your Greek Adventure: Essential Reads before you travel to Greece

Prepare for your trip to Greece by immersing yourself in the rich tapestry of Greek culture, history, and literature through the power of books. Before embarking on your journey to Greece, take the time to delve into captivating narratives that will enhance your understanding and appreciation of this multifaceted country. From exploring the myths of […]

Discovering the Timeless Charm of Syros: A Perfect Retreat in the Cyclades

Nestled in the heart of the Cyclades archipelago lies the enchanting island of Syros, a hidden gem waiting to be explored. With its captivating blend of history, culture, and natural beauty, Syros offers travelers a truly unforgettable retreat in the Aegean Sea. Whether you’re a history enthusiast, a beach lover, or simply seeking a peaceful […]

Symi island daytrip – Miss the boat… seriously

One of the things you can do in Rhodes is take an excursion to the tiny picturesque island of Symi. Symi has two ports. Symi’s main port is in Ano Symi. A picturesque port town with centuries old buildings, fishing boats, artisan shops, galleries and restaurants… lots of restaurants. The other one is at the […]

Tsiknopempti – Feast of the Carnivores!

Tsiknopempti in Athens

Tsiknopempti, literally meaning smokey Thursday, or BBQ Thursday, has a special place in the heart of every self respecting Greek, as it is the tradition where they eat as much meat as they possibly can. It signals the start of the last weekend that observant Greek Orthodox church members are permitted to eat meat before fasting for Lent. And of course, if you’re not going to eat meat for forty days, you have to make the last day count, right?

This sweet aroma announces the holidays are here!

It’s this time of the year when the classic battle begins for all Greeks! Are you a melomakarona fan or kourabiedes lover? All the bakeries, pastry shops, zacharoplasteia start the production of the two most favorite festive Greek sweets. Since a young age, I knew the festive season would start as the butter aroma would […]

Chicago’s Big Apple

A pancake with history As an American based travel advisor and tour operator specializing in Greece we spend alot of our time cooking, eating and sharing Greek recipes.  We have alot of passion for Greek food, and we believe that one of the greatest gifts travel brings is a taste of another culture.  So at […]

Gemista & Melitzanosalata (eggplant salad)

1 carrot  2 medium sized tomatoes (not very ripe) 2 bell peppers (any color you like) 1 zucchini  1 eggplant 3 potatoes 1/2 bunch of parsley 1/3 bunch of mint 3 onions, chopped 1-2 cloves of garlic 8 tbsp wholegrain (brown rice) or white rice Salt, pepper, oregano Olive oil Black raisins and pine nuts […]

Semolina Halva & Rag Pie

This is the famous 1,2,3,4 recipe which goes back in time and usually the recipe is passed from our grandmothers to the next generations. In the classical recipe you will need 1 unit of oil, 2 units of semolina, 3 units of sugar and 4 units of water. In our case, we will make our […]