The Greek custom of May Day is to decorate doors and balconies with flower wreaths made with wild or garden flowers that are handpicked and knitted together in various ways. The wreaths symbolise the power of Nature and protects homes from the enemies and in some parts of Greece they also hang a garlic for taking away the negative energy.
We are really very excited when our readers send us pictures of “secret” Greece. Recently Giorgos Zouvelos visited the Park of Souls in Parnitha and he shared a couple of pictures of this breathtaking park with us. In this “spooky” park visitors
If you want to read information about the abandoned building and the surrounding park you check this article of The Secret Greece.
In 2015 Jamie Oliver visited Ikaria, also spelled Icaria, a Greek island in the Aegean Sea. That visit was part of his research into the important role of the food people eat in longevity. The residents of the island are known for their longevity and their nutritional habits.
During his visit he tasted local cuisine and specialities such as fried mullet, herb pie, pumpkin pie and broad beans with fennel.
Even if the rest of Greece is hot during August, the dense oak trees shades of Vikos Aoos National Park, in the North Pindus Mountains, make hiking the Vikos gorge possible. We visited the area in mid-August.