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The Flavor of Kythera

10.11.2019 in Gastronomy

The Flavor of Kythera     Kythera! An island that has been spoken of since ancient years. Herodotus, Aristotle, Xenophon and Isidoros have all spoken of this island. It’s names derives from the verb “keftho” – which means to hide. But it’s beauty and charm is nothing to be hidden, and as beautiful as the island is, the flavors are the sweet “extra” you won’t want to leave behind!   Kythera, the island of Aphrodite. The name of the island derives from the verb “keftho” which means “hide”, but those who make love in Kythera, discover its hidden erotic passion….

The Water of Life

05.05.2019 in Travel

The Water of Life     Thanks to its thermal waters, Loutraki has become well-known throughout the world. Loutraki’s thermal springs, have been called “the water of life” since antiquity. Its rejuvenating qualities were mentioned by the renowned historian Xenophon in his work “Hellenika IV” where he describes Spartan soldiers arriving in Loutraki after battle, to rest and rejuvenate.   In the imposing round building that hosts the municipal thermal spring you can not only drink the beneficial water, but also see the so-called “Spring of Life”. It is worth visiting not only for therapy – Loutraki’s thermal water helps…

Loutraki, City of Waters

31.10.2018 in Travel

Loutraki, City of Waters     According to Xenophon, the Spartan soldiers came to Loutraki to recover and rest after the Peloponnesian War battles; and thanks to the city’s healing thermal waters, Lucius Cornelius Sulla, the 2nd century BCE Roman emperor, was healed of a severe dermatopathy.   Today, the mythical “Gate of the Peloponnese” is a city full of life, with countless leisure and entertainment options, covering every taste. Less than 50 miles from Athens, Loutraki is a spa town well known since antiquity. What to see: One of the most significant sightseeing attractions is the lake of Heraion,…