Traditional products can be the ones to remind you of this amazing trip in Greece or even a gift for your beloved ones back home. Every little village or island in Greece produce something unique, something tastful, something you should buy. Local stores -depending on the region- offer for sale: souvenirs, art crafts, honey, cheese, wines or other drinks such as "tsipouro" and "ouzo", home made sweets, gold and silver jewellery, clothes, accessories, antiques etc.
There are also some PDO products (protected destination of origin), including 20 different kinds of cheese (yes, "feta" is one of them!), mastic (that healthy product from Chios island which is good for stomach ache and illnesses), liquers (Corfu is known for the "koum kouat"), olives (try the ones produced in Thassos island) and others. Ask the locals about their tradition and buy something unique, some typical Greek!
Nothing is more characteristic of Greece –except for its splendid beaches- than the huge areas of olive trees that grow in both valleys and mountainous regions of the country. According to the Greek poet Homer, the olive tree has been thriving in Greece for over 10.000 years.
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Having as a motto the phrase “Earth, Light, Taste, Culture”, this year’s Aegina Fistiki Fest will take place for the 6th consecutive year from September 18, 2014 to September 21, 2014.
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Santorini Island has a special tradition in wine making, since wine was “born” here 3500 years ago. The main reason for exceptional and worldwide unique wine producing here is the volcano.
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There is no need to convince the thousands of tourists who visit Santorini why they need to experience a sea tour under the unique Caldera cliff. Actually, this is the second “must do” after viewing the breathtaking sunset. But if you need a little convincing, we have compiled a list of 5 good reasons why you should spend a day at the sea, and specifically next to an expert!
More than just a famous tourist destination, Santorini boasts a romantic scene where you can have some really memorable moments with your partner. The time when the sun sets deep down to the Aegean Sea and the sky gets these amazing orange colors is the best to enjoy a cocktail. One of the best places to do so is the Classico bar restaurant in the capital of Fira.
In recent years, the beloved habit of pancakes has begun to become widespread in Greece as well. Touristorama discovered in Nafplion the place that makes the most delicious pancakes, according to the original American recipe.
Touristorama has been travelling all around Greece and its islands for over a decade. This year, during our trip to Naxos, the biggest of the Cyclades complex, we discovered an interesting spot, perfect for your night out on the island… which is what we do best: finding the best places and then propose you should visit them! Prime is a Scandinavian Bar, located on a privileged position in Chora of Naxos, opposite the port. It’s been operating for 21 years and enjoys a great fame to both foreign and local tourists.
The Marmita Restaurant is now a part of the history of Santorini, since it has been operating in Megalochori since 2004. From 2013 it s been running under the observation of new owner Giannis Manikas and the sense of renewal is obvious.
“Brunch” is both a noun, a verb and way of life. It’s not only an opportunity to eat something nice, but also a way to catch up with friends in the middle of the day. In Athens city we love it for both reasons. We have even discovered an easily accessible spot, perfect for the citibreakers to enjoy a full breakfast or a brunch during their travel in the Greek capital.
It opened in 2004 and soon became one of the favourite dining spots in Santorini. It is called Metaxy mas which means.. between us, but it is not a secret any more that this restaurant has a rich menu with almost 40 different dishes and appetizers based on traditional Greek cuisine.
The statue of Poseidon, made of Parian marble, was found in 1877 on Milos island, along with a statue of his mate, Amphitrite. The larger than life-size statue depicts the god almost nude, wearing a himation covering the lower part of the body. In his raised right hand he will have held the trident. Next to his right leg is a support in the form of a dolphin. Today, the statue is exhibited at the National Archaeological Museum in Athens city.
We have been choosing Parea Tavern for our meals and dinners for 14 years! Every time someone from Touristorama travels to the island of Santorini, he enjoys authentic Greek cuisine at the terrace of this restaurant in the heart of Fira. And we are not the only ones. Thousands of tourists include it among their favorites on the volcanic island.
Explore the fascinating volcanic island of Santorini the way you want it yourself! Enjoy a unique accommodation experience, with huge doses of privacy and luxury by choosing to stay in Incognito Villa.