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Cheers to Raki!

01.06.2016 in Gastronomy

Cheers to Raki!    How is it possible, you ask, that the contents of a tiny little shot glass can evoke all your senses?  When you are toasting with Raki, a spirit affectionately called “fire water”, a light is sure to be ignited within your soul and make you long for beautiful Crete and the company of its gracious residents.    Raki, sometimes referred to as Tsikoudia, is a clear liquor with a unique flavor that is derived from its ingredients and processing.  Traditionally distilled in the fall, between October and November – the wine-distilling season – it is made…

Eleftherios Venizelos: The great Statesman & his Museum

01.04.2014 in History

Eleftherios Venizelos:  The Great Statesman & His Museum   Eleftherios Venizelos, undoubtedly one of the most charismatic political figures of 20th century Greece, if not also the most influential…    Countless streets and squares throughout Greece, as well as the national airport in Athens are named after this great statesman, and plenty of Venizelos statues stand throughout the country. Rightly so, Venizelos was in the political spotlight for more than 25 years – years of great significance to modern Greek history – providing strong leadership, the ability to implement viable solutions, and ultimately serving seven terms as Prime Minister of Greece.   Venizelos was born…