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Can Chios Island’s Mastic Resin Heal What Ails Humanity?

The beneficial effects of mastic gum, a resin produced by the Pistachio lentiscus tree on the Greek island of Chios, has spread worldwide. The iconic...

Germans Drink More Ouzo, Greeks Opt for Tsipouro

Germans drink almost twice as much ouzo as Greeks, who now seem to turn to tsipouro; meanwhile ouzo exports to the Middle East are...

Government Explores Aid to Mastic Farmers Following Devastating Wildfire

On an official visit to the Aegean island of Chios, Rural Development and Foods Minister Vangelis Apostolou said the government will benchmark 500,000 euros...

NASA Picture Shows Smoke from Chios Fire Reaching Crete

 NASA has released a satellite picture showing the smoke from the destructive Chios fire reaching all the way to south of Crete. The fire has...

Chios Mastic Museum Opened Its Doors on June 11th

Located in Mastichochoria in Southern Chios, the Chios Mastic Museum sponsored by the Cultural Department of Piraeus Bank, opened its doors to the public on June...

Greek Dessert ‘Submarine’: A Flashback to Childhood Summers in Greece

It all started off as a traditional gesture of hospitality to guests. Someone stops by, you offer them a drink and a 'spoon sweet',...

Make a Mastiha Cocktail and Win a Trip to Chios!

Local growers on Chios, the fifth largest of the Greek islands, are famous for their mastiha production. The plant, that only grows there, has...

Police Forensic Science Uncovers Ancient DNA from Greek Shipwrecks

The analysis of ancient DNA is a new and powerful method for today's scientists to understand more about life thousands of years ago, according...

Greek Superfoods: Good for You, Good for Greece

Two Greek clinical dieticians, Asteria Stamataki and Constantinos Xenos, wrote a book on Greek superfoods, not all widely known, but with miraculous qualities. The book...

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