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Aegean Ex Altis by Giannis Giannelos (Publisher: Militos)

Aegean Ex Altis – Aerial Photos by Giannis Giannelos

Thanks to Giannis Giannelos’ camera lens, readers have the privileged opportunity to discover parts of Greece virtually impossible to reach in any other way. Having spent endless hours of flight on a helicopter,  Giannelos shows the much-photographed Aegean Sea and its hundreds of islands from a novel angle. “The Dodecanese, the Cyclades, the Sporades and…

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A swimming pool stretches across Casa Catana, a conceptual leisure residence in Crete (Credit: KRAK Architects, Konstantinos Stathopoulos)

A dynamic residence that embodies the spirit of Crete

Embedded in the unique Southern Cretan landscape and inspired by the form of a katana, a curved single-edged Japanese sword, Casa Katana is a leisure residence designed by Konstantinos Stathopoulos from Greece-based KRAK architects. Stathopoulos’ main concern when designing the contemporary home was ensuring its visual impact on the site was minimal, leaving its beauty unspoiled. “The…

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Potter in Crete, Greece (Credit: Minoan pottery Konstantinos Houlakis)

Pottery: One of the most iconic elements of Greek art

The Greek pottery, due to its remarkable durability, is a gift of classical art that has survived to the present day, making up a substantial portion of the archaeological legacy of ancient Greece. There are more than 20,000 ancient pottery findings in the archaeological museum of Athens alone, offering a fascinating insight into one of…

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The Cuisine of the Holy Mountain Athos by Monk Epifanios O Milopotaminos (Credit: T2G Photo Library)

Monk Epifanios’ cookbook: The Cuisine of the Holy Mountain Athos

As people are getting interested in healthy food, the diet of Mountain Athos or Agion Oros as known in Greek, is gaining the popularity it deserves. An Orthodox spiritual centre since 1054, Mount Athos in northern Greece has enjoyed an autonomous statute since Byzantine times. The steep slopes of the ‘Holy Mountain’ are punctuated by…

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