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…

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…

Grab a spoon : The best places for ice cream in Athens

The weather is warming up and after the lockdown, Athens is gaining back her life. It is the perfect time to search and taste the best ice cream in the city. Ice cream itself needs no introduction and it is irrelevant if it was discovered by the Italians or someone else. These are our favourite…

Rediscover Athens – A phototour

Now that traveling abroad is impossible and the lockdown has made us reevaluate things, it is time to rediscover and appreciate the beauties of our country. Let’s start with our city. Just make a walk around and notice all the things you had for granted and never stopped to watch and taste. How long has…