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A kiwi lands on Poros for Greek Easter

Two weeks ago we celebrated Greek Easter with Al Johnson, Elisabeth Bitros and Ingrid Von Bentheim who all won a free stay at Odyssey, and many other wonderful guests. First prize winner Al Johnson has written a wonderful story about his experience. Here it is! Thank you Al!   A kiwi lands on Poros for […]

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Romantic Poros

Romantic Poros Today is Valentines Day, a day of romance. I thought about what that word means to me. According to the Urban Dictionary the definition of a romantic is: A romantic is a person who believes in romanticism, which is like a philosophy on life. Romantics love nature, old things like castles and churches, […]

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Mythical wedding on the olive farm

  Mythical wedding on the olive farm Recently a dream became reality; we had the first wedding ever on my olive farm! The Scandinavian couple Oddney and Tore said their vows next to the sea as their guests watched while sitting on hay bales with Poros town twinkling at sunset in the distance. Both Greek […]

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Cycling on the island of Agkistri

Author and photographer: Annette Spaan       Scroll down  for the Dutch version   Cycling on the island of Agkistri After a bike tour through the capital of Greece with Let’s meet in Athens I am on a roll. Why not discover a Greek island in the same way? I am joining the day trip to Agkistri. […]

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Horta – edible wild greens

  Horta – edible wild greens I don’t know how common a sight this is in other countries, but my childhood memories include watching my parents – alone or with friends – walking slowly through fields slightly stooped over and gaze fixed intently on the ground, casually chattering in between stopping and prying greens from […]

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The red eggs of Greek Easter

Photographer: Annette Spaan   The red eggs of Greek Easter The egg was a symbol of rebirth of the earth in Pagan celebrations of spring. Adopted by the early Christians it became a symbol of the resurrection of Jesus at Easter. Red eggs are perhaps the brightest symbol of Greek Easter, representing the blood of Christ and […]

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Greek Easter at The Odyssey part 2

Author and photographer: Annette Spaan Dutch Travel Journalist Annette Spaan spent months at The Odyssey and is a guest blogger for Katerina’s Kouzina. Read all about her experience of Greek Easter at The Odyssey last year.   Greek Easter at The Odyssey part 2 It’s Easter Sunday! Today the resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated. […]

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Greek Easter at The Odyssey

Author and photographer: Annette Spaan Dutch Travel Journalist Annette Spaan spent months at The Odyssey and is a guest blogger for Katerina’s Kouzina. Read all about her experience of Greek Easter at The Odyssey last year.   Greek Easter at The Odyssey Coming from the Netherlands, Christmas has always been the biggest religious event for […]

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Sea Urchins

Sea Urchins The 48 days of Greek Lent begin on Kathara Deftera, or “Clean Monday” which follows the three weeks of carnival, or apokries. There’s no other holiday on the Greek calendar with such a special culinary tradition as this first day of Lent, including the bread. On “Clean Monday”, Greeks eat lagana: a flat, […]

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