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…

Hiking in Greece: A Step Towards Sustainable Tourism

The buzz might about overtourism and its impact, but some people in Greece, are one step ahead. Long before the term was coined and “sustainability” was just a word in the dictionary, passionate individuals across the country decided to revive the long forgotten footpaths of yesteryear and breathe new life into remote communities, while giving Discover…

The Rebetiko: Greece’s ‘Blues’ Recognised by UNESCO

Greece’s rebetiko, a music genre once associated with the outcasts and laymen of Greek society only to become a major part of upper class entertainment and later an important part of Greek music culture was included last week on UNESCO’s 2017 list of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity as an expression of cultural and Discover…