En route to the travel ecosystem: allons-y!

 Pre-trip, during-trip and post-trip experiences are constantly shaped and reshaped depending on place, time and space, when we meet, when we travel and when we return back home. Throughout the entire journey experience, travel encounters are fully enriched with a variety of physical and virtual stimuli, some of which are discussed, lived and shared these…

Afentiko Pigadi: rustique embrace next to the fairy-tale well

No matter where you have been, today you get to start again… digging back in history, the legendary Greek epic poem Iliad by Homer refers to this place,  also meticulously described by Pausanias the geographer. Hang the routine and swing the dreams, next to the 60-year-old raisin machine both history-fueled and olive-surrounded. The scenery of…

People: Vassilis Karamitsanis, President, Animasyros

 Set the scene! An interactive intersection crossed our itineraries from Athens to Brussels and Genova, only to make it happen… add Syros island as a backdrop and the discussion naturally unfolds. Clear and direct, in close contact with open horizons. An interview that goes beyond postcard-impressions, yet more destinations pinned on the map. Vassilis Karamitsanis, President…

People: Ilias Vrettos, World Voyager

 “Music is a moral law. It gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, a charm to sadness, and life to everything”.* Music and travel that world voyagers can really make them count. Our morning coffee in the South of Athens signalled the very beginning of this article, giving…

Syros: grand summer della Grazia with bergamot and rose petals

Co-created travel dreams endure longer; eternal conversations among the prominent architect Ernst Ziller, the Capuchins and the Jesuits are still heard in the stylish setting of Syros island for your starring role. They all become part of the destination’s lifetime… and the place becomes part of you somehow. They leave a scent of sweet life,…

China (中国): the new Silk Road unfolds

 “They extended their empire even as far as the Seres (China) and the Phryni” Strabo in the Hellenistic era 古希腊历史学家斯特拉波曾: “ 他们甚至将自己国家的国土拓展至塞里斯(中国)和弗林尼(Phryni)”。  From East to West and from West to East, the books of history are now transformed into digital storytelling. From the ancient networκ of trade routes to the modern paths of travel experiences…

Spetses: international chanting in the zen garden of Argosaronikos

There are just some destinations that simply remind you that the essence of happiness lies in the “aller-retour”, more specifically – in the silence situated in the back of the moon and in the scarlet sun. On the “Island of Scents” (Isola delle Spezie), reality is a tribute to time. It is the new memories…

New “People” & the floor is yours

It’s certainly a big world out there and I enjoy imagining people with somewhere to go! Simple images of people with luggage waiting at a nearby station mesmerise me. Whenever I lift my head and see an airplane flying above, I feel that my dreams begin to fly. Just 2 years after landing on “your…

Hospitality is everwhere: let’s reacquaint ourselves

Check-in, check-out, take-off and landing, here and there, over and above… it is a big world out there. To live and experience destinations, you will never forget. Not because of their image, because of their identity. Addicted to image-related characteristics, we missed the identity link – time to reacquaint ourselves. Who we are, where we…

People: Georgia Leonardou, Director of Sales, Helios Hotels & Resorts

Travel around the world. Most of the times, meet and greet comes with a big smile. But when smile dominates serious talks with an experienced practitioner about travel and tourism, a logical assumption can be made. The career path implies a combination of talent and passion. This was also the case, directly confirmed when we…

Kefalonia: underground ravines & overarching nature greens

Sea water falls beneath the ground, travels a long distance underneath your feet only to reveal its crystal nature in secret caves, revolve windmills and set the scene for the mystique of rawing with mythological divine spirits. Illuminating shades of green intermixed with the vibrant palette of a land in perpetual change; welcome to Kefalonia…