Athens’ Best Cafés

To be fair, it’s really difficult to have a bad coffee experience in Athens. Caffeine and leisure are both savored in the capital, and...

Mountain Chic- Dining with Zeus at Gastrodromio

We are just into our first course at Gastrodromio- basically, bean soup and some anchovies. It's fantastic. Between bites, someone says "Why is this guy...

My favorite hotel in Athens

Athens can be delightfully overwhelming, awhirl with crowds. Of course, a visit to Plaka is a must. Vyronas ("Byron") street with its souvenirs, both tasteful,...

Point a, The Most Romantic Restaurant in Athens

A beautiful viewIf you're lucky enough to be having dinner at Point α, on the rooftop of the Herodeion Hotel in Koukaki, you won't need...

What to do in Mytilene – the Marvelous Capital of Lesvos

What to do and see in Mytilene Mytilene - Lesvos' main town - has everything you want from an island and everything you want from...

Planning a Mother-Daughter Holiday: Budapest, Madrid, Seville

My mother has wanted to return to Spain since her stopover in Madrid on the way to Greece 15 years ago. She thought of...
Guiding Architects - Touring Beautiful Budapest - Provocolate

Guiding Architects – Touring Beautiful Budapest

One of the great things about the Mediterranean lifestyle is that you can so easily slip away from it for a quick, strong dose...

Mediterranean New Year’s Resolutions for a Joyous 2018

This western custom of chastising ourselves for having a fabulous time over the holiday season by making New Year's resolutions is a terrible idea....

Melomacarona- Greece’s classic (and vegan) holiday cookie

Christmas ClassicChristmas is not Christmas without Melomacarona in Greece. These spice-scented, syrup- drenched cookies with hints of orange and honey (the "Melo" in the...

Greece’s Holiday Butter Cookie- Kourabiedes are simple perfection

Greece's International ClassicMany cultures have some version of Kourabiedes- Mexican wedding cakes, Russian tea cakes, Swedish tea balls, Viennese crescents. The reason there are...