A Wealth of Reasons to Love Chania, Crete

There’s something magical about the second largest town on Greece’s biggest island. We’re frequently asked “what is your favorite place?” For us, it’s now Chania, Crete. There’s a lot of beautiful places in the world, so the warmth and hospitality of locals helps to set top destinations apart. The former Venetian colony’s old town is…

Palace of Knosos, Europe’s Oldest Civilization

Legendary myths and history collide at the oldest advanced civilization in the western world. The Palace of Knosos, just outside the largest city on Greece’s biggest island, Heraklion, Crete is unique and controversial. Originally discovered by the Cretan merchant Minos Kalokairinos in 1877, English aristocrat Sir. Arthur Evans’ team did the majority of excavations beginning in…

Boston’s Greek Independence Day Parade

  Our first Greek Independence Day Parade in Boston was filled with an abundance of floats, festivities and great vibes. Every year Greek churches and organizations from across New England come together to parade through the heart of town, with traditional dancing, music and Greek food in Boston Common afterwards. There were Greek goddesses, traditional…

What Does the Parthenon Look Like in 2014?

  At nearly 2,500 years old, the Parthenon is one of the world’s most famous buildings. We all learned about it at school at some point, and it’s as iconic as the Roman Colosseum and the pyramids in Egypt. The Parthenon was built as a Temple to the goddess of Athena during the Golden Age…

Olympia, Greece: A Journey Home

  This is a guest post written by Alex’s father, Alexander Kallimanis Sr. originally from Pyrgos Greece, who has dabbled in writing for many of the 86 years he’s resided on the planet (55 of which he’s spent in the United States). He’s authored a book entitled ‘Witness of my Time.’ As Alex jr. has…