Kato Symi, Crete – A Traveler’s Gate to Heaven

Running waters, lush valleys, fruit trees and a tiny pine forest are home to a tiny village hidden in the mountains of Crete. Off the main road to Viannos, some 63km southeast of Iraklion’s main port, you will find a small wonder: Kato Symi. The picturesque village, a nature lover’s delight, lies in the embrace Discover…

Melijazz: The Eggplant, Music & a Festival

For over a decade, the folks in the Peloponnesian village of Leonidion pay tribute to their prized possession: the eggplant (or Tsakoniki Melitzana) with one of the most interesting festivals in Greece.  Unique to the region, the light purple slender seedless eggplant is appreciated by chefs far and wide for its tender flesh and subtle Discover…