The Shipbuilder of Lesvos

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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

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

The History and Art of Wine- Visiting the Gerovassiliou Vineyards

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Terroir We're gazing out over part of the sixty-three hectares of vineyard at Ktima Gerovassiliou. The sea lies beyond them, just out of sight. But it...

Skala Kallonis, Lesvos’ Classic Seaside Village

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Beauty, Inside and Out Around this time last year, I was invited on the most unique blogging trip I had ever had. This dynamic woman...

The Tsipouradiko of Volos

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  I love it that the vagueness, the occasional freewheeling chaos of our little Mediterranean paradise disappears just where you'd expect it the most. It...

Visiting Ancient Dion- Sacred, Timeless, and Touching

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Dion, sacred site of the Ancient world, is worth preparation and study, and time to devote to it.   We have none of that- We are...
Ouzo, Greece's classic aperitif: How to Drink it (and Why)

How to Drink Ouzo (and Why)

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For the uninitiated, ouzo teeters precariously between “classic” and “cliche.” The drink is not to blame- drunk properly, it's a clean, fresh taste of...

Embracing The Great Heat of Greece

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Beauty is subjective, and history is fleeting. Greece's best quality- really, its defining quality- is the absolute. Greece has a heat like no other,...

Tea Time at Eumelia

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Roosters are impatient. The stars are still twinkling softly, but every five beats or so they cry out, sweet and melancholic like a muezzin,...

Hydra, Poros, Aegina- the Ideal Saronic Gulf Day Cruise

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So Many Islands, So Little Time! Greece offers such a staggering array of experiences to the visitor that panic is a completely reasonable reaction. To...