Located only one mile from the west coast of Mykonos, in the center of the Aegean Sea, Delos is a world pilgrimage of culture; for centuries it was the powerful capital of the world, a stone in the sea bathed in light. The Cyclades owe their name to the fact that they encircle Delos, to protect and honor the sanctuary of the god of the sun, Apollo.
Spring is the time of rebirth. The word used in many languages to name this season, expresses the meaning of a yearning and a new birth. In Eurasian languages for example, it contains the Sanskrit root Vas- meaning shine and burn that is recognized in many languages (primavera, primtemps, примавера, vår, ...). Spring is expressed with an ideogram in Chinese and Japanese, formed 春 by sprout 屯 and 日 sun. In English, spring comes from Sanskrit sprhayati meaning desires eagerly. The Greek άνοιξη is to open. It is the rebirth of nature acknowledged in many traditions and symbols, for example the egg.
The consumption of Extra Virgin Olive Oil is increasing and has practically doubled in the last 30 years. Even though Greece tops the list of countries with the highest per capita use and EU is the largest consumer, Extra Virgin Olive Oil is now widely used in all 5 continents.
Pumpkin and olive oil have their roots in myths and legends that reach us through the mists of time and are linked to enlightenment. The custom of creating illumination spread among the Celtic peoples of Ireland and Scotland. On the night of October 31st, burning coal was placed in carved out tubers such as potatoes, turnips or beets. This made them look scary enough to frighten away ...
This is Limeni, a glimpse of a village in Mani peninsula between Messenia and Laconia in Peloponnese. It is a remote place of wild untouched nature, where the past is still present in the stone castles sprawled out in the hills. What distinguishes this region, ...
This is Elafonisi, a small island known for its pink sand beaches, in the southwestern part of Crete. The crystal clear warm waters, the serenity, the sunlight. Everything we enjoy when we are in Greece, we miss when we are away and is our invitation to return. Yes, I am talking about actual nostalgia. It is of no coincidence that the term nostalgia comes from the ancient Greek word Nostos, referring to ...
Presently, we are living through a new reality. We read about it and live it in our daily life. It is an unusual time, our habits have changed. It is not easy, it's true. There is something that we can gain, though. Among the thousands of difficulties, what can remain with us when this is all over? Keeping in mind that this is a commercial site, not a psychology or philosophy site, we do not claim to teach anything to anyone. But this site sells food. The link between food and well-being is strong and undeniable.
Easter in spring, arrives with the message of hope and it inspires people to follow the process of regeneration in body and spirit. A promise of rebirth, a time we reach out to family and friends, renew our ties and celebrate hope and health.
The cold weather has arrived, winter is just around the corner, in the air there is the feeling of Christmas. It's the right time for apéritifs, dinner and toasting with good friends and family. But it is also time for the first colds and the need to slow down.