In many cultures pomegranates symbolize friendship and loyalty, innocence and purity, success and power or nature and fertility, but in Greece, the smashing of a pomegranate on New Year’s Eve is a traditional custom and it is given another meaning. The tradition has it that a few minutes before midnight on 31st December of every… Read more »
Although Greeks use similar ingredients to other countries, vegetables, fish and meat, it’s the way they cook them and the methods they use that define them as Greek cuisine. Liberal use of olive oil while cooking or drizzled over salads and toasted bread will make you think of Greece. It’s the first ingredient we think… Read more »
It is my favourite pastime this time of the year: A late afternoon walk along the picturesque seaside promenade of Rhodes town. Temperature is around 20-22 C, the colours of the surrounding landscape and nature pretty intense and the scent of the blossomed city parks filling the air around me. As I come close to… Read more »
The UCI Gran Fondo World Series is a succession of UCI-sanctioned cycling races held all over the world. Every year 15 authorised events take place to affirm the top 25% in each age group in order to qualify for the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships. The first European qualifier event for 2016 took place on… Read more »
If you could choose to live in a concrete jungle or a piece of paradise, preserved as nature intended, which would you prefer? Protected areas means limited industry of factories and pollution, leaving beaches and seas cleaner. This in turn attracts property investment buyers, seeking a place of sanctuary, with clean air and panoramic habitat.
You don’t have to be an expert or even have a garden. Just a few pretty containers will suffice. Plant some of the heavily scented ones close to pathways or lawns and arrange flower pots on terraces and balconies to create an inviting atmosphere.
Solidarity, being of service to the community, sustaining the needy are features typical of societies governed by high value systems. Protecting the ultimate asset of health and life, as it is, is a pursuit inherent to the members of such societies. After all, who would not aspire to live and work in a place where citizens are sensitized enough to care for one another?
On Sunday June 21st – Villa Rees will once again host the “Jazz with a View” Midsummer Night Concert and Garden Party. Villa Rees is a stunning Art-Deco villa by the sea and the annual jazz night that is held there is one of the most talked about social events of the summer. Tickets, which… Read more »
It was back in 2010, during a regular company meeting whilst discussing a symbolic gesture of charity from Savvaidis & Associates that Lynn Usher came with a great idea: a fund raising race similar to the English event ‘Race for Life’, on a smaller scale of course. Perhaps in a local stadium with a few… Read more »
More than 50 British tour operators and journalists from the British media, including The Times, The Independent, Telegraph and Condenast Traveller all gathered in the City of London to take part in a gastronomic journey around 48 of the Greek islands, enjoying local products, traditional Greek flavours and Greek wines. This was a highly successful… Read more »