Greek Restaurants Open Kitchens to Refugee Chefs

To mark World Refugee Day on Wednesday, local restaurants in Athens have opened their kitchens to refugee chefs to create a unique culinary experience. Through...
An older man smelling olive oil from a blue glass, with a younger man standing next to him..

Olive Oil Tasting Day Follows Cultural Activities at Delphi

In April, the Zappeion Exhibition Hall in Athens hosted a unique tasting event featuring the 242 extra virgin olive oils that won medals at...
K. Suites, inspired by the works of Cretan writer Nikos Kazantzakis (Image courtesy of Legacy Gastro Suites).

For Food Lovers, a New Gastro Hotel Opens on Crete

  Right in the heart of Heraklion, the vibrant capital of Crete, a new concept in hospitality is bound to open their doors to a...

Eat Like an Ancient Greek Philosopher: The Aristotle Menu (photos)

According to Aristotle, the world was based on five building elements, earth, fire, water, air and ether. Gastronomy professor Giorgos Palisidis built what he...

Anthony Bourdain’s Love for Greece

Every time Bourdain was doing a show in Greece, his eyes sparkled with love and admiration for the country.
Dr. Eleni Melliou presenting an award to Ioannis Prodromou of Yianni’s Olive Grove

Competition Spotlights Olive Oil Health Benefits and Scientific Studies

The 2018 edition of the Olympia Health & Nutrition Awards in Athens evaluated more samples than any other olive oil competition in the world:...

Kumquat the Characteristic Local Drink of Corfu

When visiting the Greek island of Corfu and wandering around the picturesque little roads of the old town, you are likely to see a...

Athens’ Foodies Flock to Cannabis-Oil Souvlaki Joint (video)

A taverna and grill in Athens that serves souvlaki, smoked trout or eel in pita bread has become a hit for one extra-special ingredient:...

Visitors Flock to Cretan Wineries’ Special ‘Open Doors’ Weekend

This Saturday and Sunday different wineries located all over the Greek island of Crete will open their cellars to wine lovers and visitors in general....

Young Greeks’ Coffee-Cup Campaign Tackles Plastic Trash

By Heini-Sofia Alavuo Greeks love their daily coffee, so much so that they go through an estimated 300 million plastic takeaway cups of the stuff every...

Paximadia: the Cretan Greek Superfood

'Waste not, want not', the old proverb goes, but Paximadia -- the hard Cretan rusk now enjoyed all over Greece -- takes thrift and...

Why the Greek Diet is the World’s Healthiest

The Greek diet is regarded as one of the healthiest in the world because it's based largely around fruit and vegetables, wholegrains, fish and...

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