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Ktima Kourtis- Wine Tasting in the foothills of Mt. Olympus

"Never have I raised so many delicious glasses of wine in 48 hours." This, without irony and without drama, is my response to the question: "But...

Sophisticated Litochoro- Authenticity and Elegance at Mt. Olympus

Village Chic We are just into our first course at Gastrodromio- basically, bean soup and some anchovies- when someone says "Why is this guy not in...

Fear and Grace in Archangel

Note- this post has some images of church frescoes you might find brutal and unnerving- I certainly did. Folkloric Beauty Nothing has prepared me for entering...

Greece in Autumn

Of course Summer gets all the attention. It is undeniably spectacular. However, autumn in Greece is one of the best autumns to be had...

Meteora- A Spiritual Landscape Like No Other

There's an expression in Greek- όνομα και πράμα- it means the name and the thing are one. Meteora means "suspended." Geologically and spiritually, it hovers somewhere...

The History of Everything

Living in Greece, with constant exposure and reference to history, has been a tremendous lesson in what I don't know. The thing with knowledge...
Kilkis - Greece’s Haiku Destination - Provocolate

Kilkis – Greece’s Haiku Destination

The depth of Greece’s beauty is astounding. Usually it’s bold, vibrant, unsubtle. But in the days of the first frosts under pearl gray skies,...

The Classic Hammam Experience in Thessaloniki

We do pay a little for the countless charms of urban Mediterranean life. It can be grimy- a dirt that seeps deeply into the...

The Shipbuilder of Lesvos

Timeless craftsman, timeless craft "How old would you say he is?" A simple question with a complex answer- sure, there must be a number, but...

Wine Tasting Basics in 5 simple lessons

Eumelia, this fabulous Bio-Dynamic universe I visited late last month, was so inspiring that ironically I have done pretty much nothing since then- at...