27 Sep
Spanakopita

A look at the key ingredients in Greek cuisine

Greece’s cuisine has millennia of history and reflects the diverse produce this Mediterranean country has to offer. The first cookery book in history was written by the Greek; Archestratos, in 320 BC, testament to Greece’s rich and ancient love-affair with food.


 

08 Sep
Egremni beach, Lefkada island, Greece

Three great beaches on the Greek island of Lefkada

Described as the “Caribbean of Greece”, the island of Lefkada is blessed with beautiful beaches, where soft, golden sand is lapped by the exotic blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea. From sheltered coves, perfect for families to spend the day relaxing and having fun, to more exposed stretches of coast, renowned for their perfect windsurfing conditions, there’s a beach for everyone on Lefkada.


 

12 May
Argostoli, Kefalonia 

What makes Argostoli a great place to visit on Kefalonia

Argostoli is the capital town of the picturesque island of Kefalonia, one of Greece’s beautiful Ionian islands. This area is an attractive seaside resort, having been mostly rebuilt following an earthquake in 1953 that actually raised the whole island some 60 centimetres in less than half a minute! The town was reformed to be in-keeping with the neoclassical style of its former architecture. Argostoli nestles around a sheltered bay, known as ‘Koutavos Lagoon.


 

29 Mar
Lunch by the sea

What makes Greek cuisine so special?

Greek cuisine has a tradition dating back over 4,000 years and is integral in the culture of the country. Its flavours change with the season and depending on the region. Overdoing refinement is considered to be against the ‘spirit of the Greek cuisine’.


 

18 Nov
Nafplio

Visiting the Peloponnese: A charming corner of Greece

Few places in the world have such a rich and atmospheric history as the Peloponnese in Greece. It is a land where events and legends have become so entwined that there is no separating them. It was here that Heracles fought the Nemean lion at a time when greek gods interfered with the affairs of mere mortal men. Paris eloped with Troy,  Jason and the Argonauts ventured forth to find the Golden Fleece. Much is no doubt fantasy, but what is not in doubt is that this land is full of classic temples, palaces, Byzantine cities and fortresses, from many different ages including Ottoman, Frankish and Venetian.