Peinirli or penirli (πεϊνιρλί ή πενιρλί) is a type of long narrow open pie, containing basically cheese, to which various fillings could be added. Its origin is from Turkey, where it is known as “pide”. The word “peinirli” etymologically comes from the Turkish word “peynirli” which means “with cheese”. It is also known as the “pie of the Black Sea” and is a very popular delicacy of Georgian cuisine, in which it is known as “khachapuri”. In Greece, peinirli came along with the intense refugee flows of the 20th century. Its characteristic is its buttery dough (while fresh butter is…


After the impressive and warm reception of our first article about the secret sights of Athens, the team searched again and identified seven new places in the city, unknown to most visitors and locals. We believe that the result (which came not without adventures, like when we were trying to photograph the interior of Giannarou Mansion or to spot Pan’s relief) will impress you. We present the seven new sights in chronological order.


There are many fine places in Athens and its suburbs that base their cuisine on Greek tradition but at the same time want to offer something completely different from the classic Greek tavern. They offer a chance for casual dining with a fun, comfortable, laid-back atmosphere and affordably priced menu. In this article, we present our top four choices for casual dining in Athens in our effort to share with you our passion for locating and tasting a perfect dish.


Neapoli — also known as Neapolis, Neapoli Voion or Vatika (Νεάπολη -ς / Νεάπολη Βοιών / Βατίκα) — is located in the bay between Elafonisos (Ελαφόνησος) and Cavo Maleas (Κάβο Μαλέας) in Lakonia (Λακωνία). It is the last southeastern continental city of Greece and Europe. The old part of the city has been built amphitheatrically on two hills, the Agia Triada hill where is the church of the city and Vrontas hill to the east. The history of the city starts from the second millennium BC. In the place of the modern Neapoli was the ancient city of Voiai (Βοιαί)…


Because of the proximity with Athens (31 nautical miles from Piraeus), Poros has always been a favourite place for vacations for the Athenians, either for a weekend escape or for longer periods. Poros, although relatively small, hides many hidden treasures. Behind the shiny and impressive facade of the town and the port, with the expensive sailing yachts, the taverns, the bars, the cafes and the non-stop movement of the boats in the canal, lays a mosaic of many colours. Poros has many beautiful beaches and most of it is covered by dense vegetation (pines, olives trees but also small crops).


In October 2019 we posted our article about the search for “the best pizza in Athens”. But now we have updated our choices and here is our new verdict :

Pizza is probably one of the most famous dishes in the world. Pizza, as we know it, was invented in Naples and since then, along with its variants, has spread all over the world. In 2009, upon Italy’s request, Neapolitan pizza was registered with the European Union as a Traditional Guaranteed Dish and in 2017 the art of its making was included by UNESCO in its list of intangible cultural…


The most famous dragon houses (drakospita / δρακόσπιτα) in Greece are the Dragon Houses of South Evia. Dragon houses are generally made of square and elongated stones, which are placed on top of each other, without other binders and are held only by their weight. The gaps are filled with other smaller stones. The roof is also made of huge stones according to the corbelling system. It is clear that their builders had a deep knowledge of statics, but also of the cyclopean technique.

Apart from Evia, however, there is also a dragon house very close to the centre of…


In this article we follow the route of the modern Iera Odos (and then Athinon — Korinthou National Road) until Eleufis and try to locate all the visible and easily accessible monuments that have survived. The modern Iera Odos follows the route of the ancient, and until 1956 was the only access from the city to the rest of the country. The construction of Athens Avenue and Athinon — Korinthou National Road has interrupted the route of Iera Odos after the area of Daphni. …


Hamburger is one of the most popular foods in the world, however in the Balkans and especially in the former Yugoslav countries, the most popular dish with minced meat remains cevapi or cevapcici. It is considered a national dish of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and is also common in Bulgaria, Serbia, Croatia, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Kosovo, Slovenia, Albania and Romania. Cevapi has its origins in the Balkans during the Ottoman period and represents a regional speciality similar to kebab. During the Ottoman occupation, hajduks (rebels, outlaws) made the hajducki cevap, which was easy to make, out of pieces of meat and…

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