Category: Food Journal

Chalkida – Popular Destinations

Chalkida – Popular Destinations

| 15 October 2012

The modern city of Chalkida or Chalkis is situated on the strait of Evripos, and on the location of the ancient city. It is mentioned in the Iliad, and the ships that sailed for the Trojan War gathered at Avlis, a city that lies on the mainland near Chalkida. Chalkida is the capital of Euboea, […]

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Olive Oil or ‘Liquid Gold’

Olive Oil or ‘Liquid Gold’

| 6 February 2012

Once upon a time lost in the mists of the millenniums, King Cecrops who was half man and half snake, built a beautiful city. Even the gods on Mount Olympus also admired this city and wanted to name it after themselves. At the end two contestants remained – Poseidon, god of the Sea and Athena, […]

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Monastiraki Square – Athens

Monastiraki Square – Athens

| 16 January 2012

A stroll in downtown Athens is always pleasant, especially on a sunny Sunday morning after a few days of very cold weather and downcast skies. Monastiraki Square, which has given its name to a famous old district situated right under the Acropolis, is a very good choice. On the square there is a very old church […]

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Varvakeios – The Central Market of Athens

Varvakeios – The Central Market of Athens

| 12 December 2011

The market was named after the great Greek benefactor, Ioannis Varvakis. He was born on the island of Psara in 1745. This tiny island with its fleet of ships later played a leading part in the struggle for freedom against the Turkish domination. His father was an important ship owner, and started teaching eight-year-old Ioannis […]

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