Executive Chef Asterios Koustoudis of the landmark Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel in Athens has built his cooking career working at some of Greece’s finest hotel restaurants. It’s also here where he honed his personal cooking philosophy, one that follows the classical principles combined with modern elements — but always with a clear focus.
Characterized as the Greek Amalfi Coast, though with its own allure, this endless coastline dotted with seaside villages, dreamy beaches, mountain villages, archaeological sites and amazing landscapes is still widely undiscovered.
The ultimate destination for luxury holidays in Greece, Costa Navarino in Messinia is located in an unspoiled Mediterranean setting in the southwest Peloponnese. The region’s pristine nature, sprawling coastline, secluded bays and sandy beaches raise the bar for water-based activities.
When it comes to visiting romantic destinations, Santorini ranks high on most everyone’s bucket list. Classic images of the island hardly do the caldera’s beauty justice, with clusters of typical white, blue-domed Cycladic buildings rising above the sparkle of the deep-blue Aegean Sea.
Greek cuisine is all about top-quality local and seasonal ingredients that elevate simple recipes into heavenly meals. From the Greek salad and traditional pies to slow-cooked stews and vegetarian dishes, every region offers a unique gastronomic feast.
There’s something magical about the impressive rock cliffs known as the Towers of Astraka, which hang above Voidomatis River and the Gorge of Vikos.
Loukoumades, the Greek donuts, is a traditional dessert worth trying. One of the best places to taste them is Krinos: based in a historical building downtown and open since 1923, here you can order loukoumades with honey syrup and cinnamon or in its modern version, topped with hazelnut praline. The atmosphere is retro with black-and-white images on the walls; the light although deep-fried and crispy loukoumades are served in plastic trays accompanied by a glass of water.
(CNN) — Your epic Greek vacation is about to start and all you can think about is all the delicious food you'll get to taste while you're there.
Fortunately we've got the perfect thing to tide you over until then -- a selection of food blogs and vlogs that'll keep your mouth watering, and possibly even inspire you to try a recipe or two.
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A fine watch is a manifestation of exceptional innovation, pinpoint accuracy, and infinite patience: the pinnacle of excellence in craftsmanship – but for watchmakers and collectors, it can be so much more.
The medallion is meticulously hammered into the shape of a maenad, surrounded by intricate filigree with spool-shaped beads flowing down the sides in rows of three. This masterpiece, a gold openwork hairnet, is a testament to the unsurpassed skill of the Hellenistic goldsmith. It currently resides in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York with its counterparts in the Hellenistic Treasury.
Sitting in the north of the country, Greece's second largest city is a hip hotspot. It's also a perfect getaway for a beach holiday, and you don't even have to board a ferry. From Halkidiki's turquoise waters up to the traditional villages of Mount Pelion with the panoramic views of the Aegean Sea and the lush vegetation, there are some hidden jewels less often explored on Greece's mainland.