St. Dionysios Church, Zakynthos

Travelers arriving to the port of Zakynthos by ferry can’t miss the Church of Saint Dionysios, the largest church on the island, which dominates the view from the seaport. A fairly modern church, it was built in 1948. The only distinguishing thing about its exterior is its marvelous bell tower, otherwise it’s not a notable … Continue reading St. Dionysios Church, Zakynthos

Halloumi Fries

I’m a millennial: I follow trends on Twitter, take random BuzzFeed quizzes, and eat avocado toast. That’s why I was surprised to find out that “the world is going crazy over halloumi fries” from my 90-year-old yiayia (grandmother) of all people. She sent me a Facebook message (of the member of the greatest generation she … Continue reading Halloumi Fries

Greek Coffee

Long before all the drive through coffee stands and the Grande caramel macchiato, there was elliniko kafe (Greek coffee). Made by boiling coffee grounds in a copper or brass briki (coffee pot) until the perfect kaimaki (foam) forms, Greek coffee is then poured into a white demitasse (small cup). It’s simple as that. The next … Continue reading Greek Coffee

Meteora Monasteries

In the mountainous region of Thessaly, Greece are the famous monasteries of Meteora, perched upon massive clifftops at a dizzying height above the neo-modern city of Kalambaka. Meteora (“suspended in the air” or “the one that doesn’t have support”) is a stunning sandstone rock formation and is home to one of the largest monastic communities … Continue reading Meteora Monasteries