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Papadiamantis in Athens – Tracing the footsteps of the “saint of letters”

As long as I live and breathe and be sensible, I will not stop praising my Christ, lovingly describing nature and painting with affection the genuine Greek customs. Alexandros Papadiamantis Alexandros Papadiamantis / Αλέξανδρος Παπαδιαμάντης (Skiathos, March 4, 1851 – Skiathos, January 3, 1911) is one of the most important Greek writers, also known as “the…

The Golden Chippy – The world’s best fish and chips

Fish and chips is considered the British national dish and it is a common take-away food all over the United Kingdom. It consists of fried fish (most common are cod and haddock) in crispy batter, served with chips (French fries or wedges). The dish originated in England, where these two components had been introduced from…

Street Art in Athens – Drawing a portrait of the city

People say graffiti is ugly, irresponsible and childish… but that’s only if it’s done properly. Banksy, Wall and Piece Street art is a form of art that is created and displayed in public places. According to Wikipedia : “Many instances come in the form of guerrilla art, which is intended to make a personal statement about…

Limeni – The historic harbour with the emerald waters

Limeni (Λιμένι) in Mani (Μάνη), in the south Peloponnese, is one of those magical places that if you visit it once it is certain that you will never forget it. It is a small settlement and harbour, with a long and important history that leaves its visitors speechless with its unique wild beauty and the…

Where to taste the best focaccia in Genoa

Focaccia is a flat oven-baked Italian bread similar in style and texture to pizza; in some places in Italy, it is called “pizza bianca”. Focaccia can be served as a side dish or as sandwich bread with various toppings (mainly savoury but also sweet). In Ancient Rome, panis focacius was a flatbread baked on the hearth. The word is derived from the Latin focus which means…

Discover the best beaches in Arcadia – Greece (updated)

Two years ago we searched the coastline of Arcadia to find out the best beaches. This year we visited the area again to check if these beaches remain the best. In our search we discover two more wonderful beaches. Arcadia is a region in Peloponnese, which is most commonly known for its picturesque mountain villages…

Kythnos Island – Τhe beauty of simplicity

Kythnos is a unique island that for many years was left out of the tourist development of the other islands of the Cyclades. This is the reason why both the place and the people still maintain their simplicity. It is a barren island, a mountain peak in the middle of the sea, but its every…

Straight from the oven – The best places for Peinirli in Athens (updated)

In July 2020 we posted our article about the search for “the best places for peinirli in Athens”. But our motto is that “the search never ends”, so we have updated our choices and here is our new verdict : Peinirli or penirli (πεϊνιρλί ή πενιρλί) is a type of long narrow open pie, containing…

Annecy – A Sunday morning at the Venice of the Alps

Annecy is the capital of the Haute-Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes region of southeastern France. It is located on the north shore of Lake Annecy, 35 km south of Geneva. Nicknamed the “Pearl of the French Alps” in Raoul Blanchard’s monograph describing its location between a lake and mountains, the city has a wonderful lakeside…

Revealing more secret sights of Athens

The only people who ever get anyplace interesting are the people who get lost Henry David Thoreau After the impressive and warm reception of our first article about the secret sights of Athens, the team searched again and identified seven new places in the city, unknown to most visitors and locals. We believe that the result…

Visit the palace of a Homeric king in Pylos

#uniquedestinations Nestor’s Palace (Ανάκτορο Νέστορος) is a central mansion of the Late Greek Age, surrounded by a fortified enclosure and is considered by archaeologists to be related to the heroic King Nestor, who played a key role in the Trojan War. It was an impressive building that included storage rooms, laboratories, baths, skylights, reception areas,…

4 of the best restaurants for casual dining in Athens

There are many fine places in Athens and its suburbs that base their cuisine on Greek tradition but at the same time want to offer something completely different from the classic Greek tavern. They offer a chance for casual dining with a fun, comfortable, laid-back atmosphere and affordably priced menu. In this article, we present…

Humboldt Forum – Berlin’s newest landmark

This article about Humboldt Forum is also published in the 3rd issue of new digital magazine Voyagers Voice. Voyagers Voice is free online magazine based on culture and art. The articles are written by natives or by people who have lived in that country for many years and know the culture of that place very…

Neapoli Lakonias – The unexplored nautical town of Southern Greece

Neapoli – also known as Neapolis, Neapoli Voion or Vatika (Νεάπολη -ς / Νεάπολη Βοιών / Βατίκα) – is located in the bay between Elafonisos (Ελαφόνησος) and Cavo Maleas (Κάβο Μαλέας) in Lakonia (Λακωνία). It is the last southeastern continental city of Greece and Europe. The old part of the city has been built amphitheatrically…

Poros Island – So close and so unique

Poros (Πόρος) is a small Greek island-pair in the southern part of the Saronic Gulf, separated from the Peloponnese by a 200 m wide sea channel, with the scenic town of Galatas (Γαλατάς) on the mainland. Poros consists of two islands, Sphaeria (Σφαιρία), the southern part, which is of volcanic origin, where the town of Poros is located, and Kalavria (Καλαυρία) (meaning gentle breeze…

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