Salis was one of the most known characters of the last century in the town of Chania. He was a descendant of slaves from the Egyptian occupation in Crete (1830–1840), with Sudanese origin. In 1856 Hatt-i Humayun abolished slavery, however many former slaves decided to remain in Chania and work as porters. From a veryContinue reading “Salis Chelidonakis The Philanthropist Black Boatman| A Secret History of Crete”
A great way to experience a country is through its food. And here is my list of must-try food when visiting Greece! Gyros Gyros is the Greek street food. It is made from pork or chicken meat, cooked on a vertical rotisserie and served wrapped in a pita along other ingredients like potato ships, tomatoesContinue reading “Must Try Food When Visiting Greece”
Santorini is one of, if not the most, famous Greek Island. It is known for its active volcano, dramatic rocky landscape, blue domes and unforgettable sunsets over the Aegean Sea. But in this article we will explore Santorini from another point of view, underwater. We booked two dives with Santorini Dive Center next to theContinue reading “Diving in Santorini – Greece Travel Guide”
Crete and Greece, in general, are famous for their amazing summers weather, golden sand and azure seas. This is my personal favourite beaches of east Crete, some of them very well know and tourist but most of them are hidden gems. I hope you enjoy it! Xerokambos Xerokambos is located on the south-east end ofContinue reading “4 Stunning Beaches to Visit in East Crete”
Day 5 started with a magnificent clear blue sky that stayed with us all day, however, I have to say it was cold. But that didn’t put us off and early in the morning, we were in our way to Prespa National Park.
Perama Cave Our first stop of the day was in the Cave of Perama. It is one of the first caves in Greece that was open for tourist to visit. A little history Rumour said that the cave was know from the 1900 but was closed in 1907 by the Bey Choliasis Efentis. Since thenContinue reading “Ioannina Castle – Greece Travel Guide”
A little History Zagorohoria’s historical significance can be experienced in its exquisite Byzantine and post-Byzantine churches. After the dismemberment of Byzantium by the Latin Crusaders in 1204, and the Turkish capture of Constantinople in 1453, numerous important Greek families fled the capital for the mountain fastnesses of Epiros. The fortress-like Zagorohoria would safeguard Greek artisticContinue reading “Zagorohoria – Greece Travel Guide”
Greece is known to be a summer holiday destination. With her amazing weather, golden beach and crystal blue water. However it also has some amazing winter destinations and in 2019 my partner and I decided to take our friends a go for a winter trip in the amazing region of Epirus known for her history,Continue reading “Exploring Greece at Christmas – Ioannina”