Skyros : Like an Aegean poem

The famous Greek whiter Yiorgos Theotokas wrote when he arrived in Skyros that “each new island frees me from the things I left and yet it helps me to understand them and make them mine forever”. Skyros is a wonderful island and a place that immediately makes you feel at home. It’s one of those…

Straight from the oven – 8 places for Peinirli in Athens

Peinirli or penirli (πεϊνιρλί ή πενιρλί) is a type of long narrow open pie, containing basically cheese, to which various fillings could be added. Its origin is from Turkey, where it is known as “pide”. The word “peinirli” etymologically comes from the Turkish word “peynirli” which means “with cheese”. It is also known as the…

An afternoon walk in Dresden’s historic center

In 2019 the readers of Conde Nast Traveller magazine voted Dresden as one the “Best Cities in World” and in fact put it in the second place. Risen from the ashes of World War II and neglected for many years, Dresden has made an impressive comeback as a beautifully restored city in the east of Germany….

Where we ate the best bougatsa in Thraki

Bougatsa (μπουγάτσα) is a Greek pastry (sweet or salty) consisting of either, semolina, custard, cheese or minced meat filling between layers of phyllo. The sweet bougatsa is served with powder sugar and cinnamon on top. The origins of bougatsa could be traced back in Constantinople and the Byzantium. The citizens of the city gave the name bougatsa to a certain…

Lakki : A utopian Italian town on a Greek island

#uniquedestinations Leros (Λέρος)  is a wonderful and usually neglected Dodecanese island in Greece. It has a long history that starts in prehistoric times and played a important role during the World War II. The Dodecanese, except Kastellorizo, were occupied by Italy during the Italo-Turkish War of 1912. Italian interest in the islands was rooted in strategic purposes and the…

5 European desserts you should try at least once

After our article about the “5 European snacks you probably haven’t tasted yet” and based on the same philosophy, that in order to truly understand a city or country, you should get acquainted with its food culture, we present this time five sweet desserts that are characteristic of the places we visited and part of…