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Aegina in a day!

15.10.2017 in Travel

Aegina in a day! They say that you can’t see Rome in a day but can you see Aegina in a day? You sure can! Within a 40-minute boat ride from the port of Piraeus you find yourself in a place of charm, tranquility and warm-hearted people where history and culture dwell in every corner… As soon as you arrive at the island, you will see the Temple of Apollo overlooking the port. The historical site is also called Kolona (column), as a kolona is the sole remnant of the temple. Let yourself wander around the site, take in the…

Cactus Pears of Greece

10.08.2017 in Gastronomy

The unique foods of Greece and their health benefits: The Cactus Pear Since ancient times, the Greeks had realized how precious the gifts of Mother Nature were. The Mediterranean climate along with the geological formations of the country created a fertile ground where an abundance of wild herbs and plants could grow. Cactus Pear, originally from Mexico, found its way to Greece and has become a favorite. Known as Fragosyka, it can be found in the rocky terrains of the country. “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” –Hippocrates Cactus Pear (Opuntia Ficus Indica) ORIGIN AND TRAITS Cactus pear or Prickly pear…

Chef Marko Rossi – Simply Genius

10.08.2017 in Gastronomy

Meet Chef Marko Rossi, Simply Genius Marko Rossi has established his presence on the gastronomic map of the Greek cuisine and is now one of the most renowned chefs of the younger generation. As a Head Chef at Nixon, he initiated the Greek audience into Brunching, while 2016 was the year he (along with his colleague Maro Paraskevoudi) brought an ambience of Venezuelan and Colombian street food downtown Athens by creating Los Loros Arepas & Empanadas. Marko Rossi’s restless spirit drives him pursue the most pure and palatable Greek products, which become the key ingredients in his cooking. As he has said,…

Unique Foods: Greek Sage

15.07.2017 in Gastronomy

The unique foods of Greece and their health benefits: Aromatic Greek Sage Since ancient times, the Greeks had realized how precious the gifts of Mother Nature were. The Mediterranean climate along with the geological formations of the country created a fertile ground where an abundance of wild herbs and plants could grow. About 1800 endemic species that grow on Greek soil have certified medicinal properties and this month we look at one of the most popular of all – Greek Sage! “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” –Hippocrates Greek Sage (Salvia Fruticosa) ORIGIN AND TRAITS Common sage (Salvia Officinalis) is…

Healthy Food of Greece: Cretan Kohli

17.06.2017 in Gastronomy

The unique foods of Greece and their health benefits: Cretan Kohli (Snails) Since ancient times, the Greeks realized how precious the gifts of Mother Nature were. Over the years, Greeks have come to discover the properties of these special herbs and foods… This month, we take you on a journey to the island of Crete to sample Kohli – Cretan snails.  Join us as we explore the essentials of Greek foods! ORIGIN AND TRAITS In this month’s “Unique Foods of Greece” feature we take you on a journey to the island of Crete. Blessed by the Gods, Crete is home…

Unique Foods of Greece – FAVA

15.05.2017 in Gastronomy

The unique foods of Greece and their health benefits: Yellow split peas puree (Fava) Since ancient times, the Greeks had realized how precious the gifts of Mother Nature were. The Mediterranean climate along with the geological formations of the country created a fertile ground where an abundance of wild herbs and plants could grow. According to historical research, Byzantine people acknowledged the fact that “you are what you eat” and so they developed an avid interest in healthy nutrition! “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” Hippocrates ORIGIN AND TRAITS Modern Greeks, fortunate to share common roots with their world-renowned…

Healthy Foods – Corinthian Currants

16.03.2017 in Gastronomy

The unique foods of Greece and their health benefits -Corinthian Currants (Vitis Vinifera) Since ancient times, the Greeks had realized how precious the gifts of Mother Nature were. The Mediterranean climate along with the geological formations of the country created a fertile ground where an abundance of wild herbs and plants could grow. About 1800 endemic species that grow on Greek soil have certified medicinal properties. Over the years, the Greeks have come to discover the properties of these special herbs and foods… this month we feature beautiful, vibrant, delicious Corinthian Currants! “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” -Hippocrates…

Healthy Foods – Greek Saffron

17.02.2017 in Gastronomy

The Unique Foods of Greece and Their Healthy Benefits – Krokos Kozanis (Greek Saffron) Since ancient times, Greeks realized how precious Mother Nature’s gifts were. The Mediterranean climate along with the geological formations of the country created fertile ground where an abundance of wild herbs and plants could grow. Today, there are about 1800 endemic species that grow on Greek soil, with certified medicinal properties. Over the years, Greeks have successfully cultivated and benefitted from these various special herbs and foods, like the divine Krokos Kozanis, Greek Saffron. “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” -Hippocrates ORIGIN AND TRAITS…

Healthy Foods – Malotira Cretan Mountain tea

18.01.2017 in Gastronomy

The Unique Foods of Greece and Their Healthy Benefits – Malotira, Cretan mountain tea (Sideritis Syriaca) Since ancient times, Greeks have known how precious Mother Nature’s gifts were. The Mediterranean climate along with the geological formations of the country created fertile ground where an abundance of wild herbs and plants could grow. Today, there are about 1800 endemic species that grow on Greek soil, with certified medicinal properties, this month we review Malotira, Cretan mountain tea! “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” -Hippocrates ORIGIN AND TRAITS Malotira is a herb known since the age of Dioskourides (1st century AD) that has always…

Making memories in Messinia

14.10.2016 in Travel

Making memories in Messinia     In every corner of Greece there are destinations of exceptional beauty; picturesque with great landscapes, historic monuments and warm-hearted people who offer visitors a unique experience. Messinia is one of these exquisite places; it will warm your heart, soothe your soul and leave you with incredible memories… Messinia, which lies on the southwestern corner of the Peloponnese, has a history that dates back thousands of years (the boundaries of the prefecture were established in 371 BC after the fall of the Spartan domination). A rare combination of land and sea (it is a coastal…