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Poros island holiday with kids

· A Family Travel Guide ·

Poros island holiday with kids

Where is Poros island? Poros is actually made of two islands. They were called Sphería and Kalávria in antiquity.  But during the last explosion of the Méthana volcano on mainland Greece nearby, the morphology of the area changed a lot and brought the islands closer. The two islands are now connected by a bridge over…

Hydra island with Kids

· A complete family guide for stay, eat and do ·

Hydra island with Kids

Hydra island is a favorite getaway for both celebrities to local Athenians. The island has been the background for several Hollywood productions and the second home of the late artist Leonard Cohen and other famous artists such as Audrey Hepburn and Sophia Lauren. Picturesque Hydra is built in the shape of an amphitheater on a…

Blue Flags beaches in Greece 2017

Blue Flags beaches in Greece 2017

Greece ranked second on the Blue Flag list! The Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature (EEPF) has this week announced that Greece has ranked in second place among 47 countries that were listed for Blue Flag awards for beaches and marinas in 2017. A total of 486 Greek beaches and 12 marinas have been awarded. Most…

Red Easter eggs the easy way

· A recipe for family fun fast ·

Red Easter eggs the easy way

Real Simple There are plenty of recipes on the internet on how to dye your eggs red. You can use a commercial dye set that can be bought everywhere in Greece during the weeks before Easter (supermarkets, toy stores etc) or find it online. You can also use vegetables such as beets or red onions…

Kyra Sarakosti

· The Season of Lent ·

Kyra Sarakosti

I first met her when my daughter brought her home from Kindergarten a couple of years ago. In her Greek class she had made a Kyra Sarakosti, translated Lady Lent. Traditionally Kyra Sarakosti is crafted on Clean Monday. (For carnival traditions and Clean Monday click here) Lady Lent has seven feet. They represent the seven weeks of Lent….

Celebrating Martis

· A fun tradition with ancient roots ·

Six years ago my daughter came home from nursery school and showed me a red and white string bracelet. She tried to explain to me that we could not take it off her wrist and we have to keep it on our arm until the end of March to “hang it in our roses for…

Carnival in Greece

· Traditions and celebrations ·

Preparing for Lent Greek Carnival or ‘Apokries’ is a true family celebration with streetparties, parades and masquerades. Carnival ( from Latin: ‘carne’ and ‘vale’ =  ‘goodbye to meat’) marks the days before the fasting begins. This is stressed on ‘Tsiknopemptee’ or Meat Thursday in the third week of carnival. ‘Tsikno’ means the smell of grilled meat…