Xematiasma: Getting Rid of the Evil Eye So many accounts of cultural interactions between non-Mediterraneans and Greeks include a most curious episode: the protagonist is ‘spit’ on. There’s not any actual spitting, but there is an unmistakable, mock-spitting gesture, with an utterance to mimic the sound: “Ptou sou, ptou sou”.   What can be the meaning of this? The gesture – almost a tiny...

Lefkada : A guide!

 Lefkada : A guide Lefkada is easily accessible. It is linked to the Greek mainland via a small bridge and remains one of the Ionian’s most unspoiled destinations. A heaven for many Greek and foreign tourists due to its glorious sandy beaches. The island is a touristic destination suitable for all people. For those who look for sea and relax, those...

Old coffee shops

Coffee shops starts... In all provincial Greece the traditions remained alive and resist in time. Different local music, gastronomy or culture, every place has its own tradition. Old women embroider beautiful clothes and a lot of things. In past years when people had the necessity to communicate, they started a new time of growth, by opening coffee shops. At the...
Lefkadian cuisine Lefkadian cuisine begins many years ago, when people without having the facilities we have in our days they cooked tasteful things. In Lefkada, nowadays, exist around forty-seven villages and most of them have their own special traditional dishes. The old Lefkadian people had simple lives, but the difficulties were a lot and made them to get evolved. It is admirable,...
The history of Moussaka Moussaka is a mediterranean food, widely known with many many variants. Unexpectedly the word moussaka is not Greek, is Turkish. But also the Turkish definition ''musakka'' comes from the Arabic ''musaqqa'a'' which means cold, ice and white. There are unwritten recipes about how to make a moussaka plate. In all variations, moussaka without eggplants is not...
Discover your Voice – Feel your Rhythm - Sing your Song An alternative Camp,in an amazing location,such as Lefkas island,in the heart of the Mediterranean,with Music and Art in the foreground. With courses in unique parts of the island, in absolute contact with nature and the blue waters of the Ionian Sea, the flavours and the colours of summer. Also keep...
Summer events in Lefkada Lefkada is famous not only for the well-known and famous beaches, but for its traditional and cultural events, organized specially during the summer. Traditional fests, folklore dancing, theatrical performances and many more, are among some of the things you can experience during your holidays in Lefkada. Cultural Events in Lefkada is a serious goal for the local,...
Greek coffee by the sea!
Greeks and Coffee Greece ranks from 15th to 17th place worldwide the last years in the consumption of coffee. Therefore, as you understand, coffee is a big deal for Greek people and a vital part of their lifestyle. For Greeks the process of making a coffee and afterwards drinking one, it is like a ritual. Greeks like to take their time...
  Honey is a natural sweetening substance that is produced by the bees from the nectar of the flowers. It is of high nutritional value and for ages was considered to be a gift from the Gods. It was used as a sweetener from the dawn of mankind, before humans learned how to process sugar. Honey is considered a superfood and...
Lefkada a great history behind a small island    Lefkada island owes its name to the white cliffs on its southernmost cape, Lefkata. Here is where legend states that the poetess Sapfo took her own life because of her unfulfilled love for Phaon. The Corinthians first dredged in the mid-seventh century BC separates the island from Akarnania. However, access is easy, because of...

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