Romance of the Greek Islands and their foods

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Santorini 11 Romance of the Greek Islands and their foods

Greece and her islands are filled with undeniably romantic settings; lush blue waters, verdant plains and countryside, stark cliffs and mountains and gorgeous sun kissed beaches have lived through ages of romance and love. The Greek islands straddle the Aegean, Ionian and Mediterranean seas, each having a distinct, yet still Greek, flavour. For centuries they have played host to couples looking for romantic hideaways from the world set in inspired and gorgeous surroundings. In the twentieth century, islands have featured in romantic dramas such as Captain Corelli’s Mandolin set on Kefalonia and the musical Mamma Mia set on Skopelos island.

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The Sound of History

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1 The art of music The Sound of History

As a craftsman I recognize two kinds of music; One is created by the pull of a guitar string, tapping a piano key or blowing a flute. The other -however- can be found in workshops of various trades when the craft’s tools sing under the artisan’s hand. These are intertwined with the desires and needs of mankind and one must immerse in both to truly understand a culture…

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The Spetses mini Marathon Phenomenon

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SMM race1 The Spetses mini Marathon Phenomenon

On Friday, 14th of October 2011 it started to drizzle. Over the next three days, the picturesque island of Spetses experienced more rainfall, than the whole of the year. Still, the unflappable locals came up to me saying “gouri”, “gouri”- the Greek expression for good luck! Lucky or not, over 800 athletes gathered, in spite of the rain to run the 25K & 5K routes, thus inaugurating the amazing journey of the Spetses mini Marathon phenomenon. Read more

Reasons to visit Greece with your motorhome

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kanali 02 Reasons to visit Greece with your motorhome

When 8 years ago we bought our motorhome it was very difficult to imagine how drastically it would had changed the way we perceive the meaning of traveling. The keyword is obviously independence. Our new “home”, a magic turtle shell, allowed us to wander from place to place, living simply and frugally, enjoying places and making experiences that we could never have had traveling in the conventional way. Read more