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    As Greece’s economy is suffering from the ongoing recession many of the local businesses are on the brink of financial collapse. Small enterprises and family businesses are the ones that have been hit the hardest. The artisan food producers, farmers and small tourism businesses that...

Well it’s hard to say really! We reckon it’s a combination of the place, the climate, the “terroir”, the incredibly long food history, dating back hundreds, maybe even thousands of years and of course the people and their outlook. Foodie holidays in Greece may be...

Here are some of the things that we love to cook in our cookery workshops, just to give you a little bit more of an idea of what you might be preparing and eating if you choose a cookery holiday in Greece or workshop with...

Santorini (Thira) lies at the southernmost part of the Cyclades in the Aegean Sea and it is the largest of a complex of volcanic islands. It is crescent shaped and engulfs the crater of the volcano which is actually underwater! The island complex came into existence...

Legend has it that Aphrodite, the goddess of beauty and love, was born rising from the foam of breaking waves in Kythera. Kythera is an unique island in many respects. A relatively ‘lonely’ place where tourism is quite undeveloped, it’s a calm refuge and popular with...

The Mani Peninsula is the southernmost and remotest frontier of the entire European continent and it really does feels like the end of the road. It’s a rural, relatively isolated peninsula with a dramatic scenery and a bloody history. Travellers will find a region of rustic...

Local gastronomy and biodiversity are naturally closely linked and nowhere is this more true than in Crete! What traditionally found its way to our table used to be more or less determined by the local biodiversity. There used to be a good balance between the...

Interested in knowing a little bit more about the history of our local wine here in Crete? It is a long story… The vine has known almost 4 millennia of systematic cultivation in Crete. How do we know? A 3500 years old wine press has been...

This is a favourite walk in the fascinating area of Sfakia, a peaceful and remote corner of south western Crete. The walk takes you through the gorge of Aradena, which is only 5.5 km long. It’s a perfect destination for a non-demanding hike and not as...