By Angela Dansby on Jan 17, 2021 09:01 am Source: Continental Divine Inadvertent Culinary Tour in Tsakonian Villages of Greece Angela Dansby Greek sour cherry preserves atop cheesecake When you think of Greek cuisine, surely tzatziki, moussaka, baklava and feta cheese made in 100 ways comes to mind. But what about candied eggplant, quince marmalade, kormos me biskota, koulourakia, sage tea, cream of chestnut, glyko karydaki, halite and [...]
Overlooking the Pleistos Valley on Mount Parnassus in Greece lie the ruins of Delphi, the most famous oracle of the Ancient World, dedicated to the god of sun and prophecy, Apollo. At the temple of Apollo there were carved into the stone the 147 Delphic Maxims. Rules for a Happy Life among which the most famous of these is the simple yet profound saying “Know thyself.” [...]
Angela Dansby, "Exploring Greece with the God of wine" September 8, 2020 Medium: Continental Divine https://continental-divine.com/2020/09/exploring-ancient-greece-with-the-god-of-wine/ In August 2020, my friend Florence and I braved traveling during COVID-19 to escape the red zone of Brussels in Greece for 10 days. We signed up for a private tour of the Saronic Islands and Peloponnese (southern peninsula). It began with a guide named Dionysis. With the Greek god of wine, [...]
The 17 large trees spring from the roof of the temple and reach a height of 20 meters. The legends according to the church of Agia Theodora are many and most known. However, you will always find a new reason to visit this temple that awes you!
reece is full of hidden beauties that you discover slowly on every trip. Some of them, in fact, are much closer than you might think. Like, for example, Daskalio. A small island famous as the island of love. It is very close to Poros island and it captures the hearts.
It is located on the edge of Greek sea territory and is one of the most acritic islands in Greece. Access is definitely not easy but spending a few days vacation there you will be able to relax from everyday life routine. Apart from that, it also has another feature that makes it stand out. It has no sandy beaches.
The Battle of Thermopylae was fought between an alliance of Greek city-states, led by King Leonidas of Sparta, and the Persian empire of Xerxes I over the course of three days, during the second Persian invasion of Greece. It took place in August or September 480 BC, at the narrow coastal pass of Thermopylae ("The Hot Gates").
The twelve Olympians were a race of deities, primarily consisting of a third and fourth generation of immortal beings, worshipped as the principal gods of the Greek pantheon.
As one of the most powerful cities of Ancient Greece, Athens has many fascinating myths and stories. Athens, the glorious city of Classical Greece was named after the Goddess Athena. But what is the myth behind this name givng?
The famous geodetic triangulation of ancient Greece is another wonderful mystery of the ancient Greeks, as the location of their temples and sanctuaries forms imaginary geometric formations that defy logical interpretations and well-laid frames of writing. Why the ancient Greeks built their places of worship in such a way as to create equilateral and isosceles triangles on the map or to verify complex [...]