Wise, etched by life, endearing, warm, familiar and simply enchanting, everyone should meet a Maria. There is always a special relationship kindled on a trip to the Cyclades, each island packed with charismatic locals, each with their own folktale, fabled gods and rooted culture. We pinned a few images that sort of got us all yearning for a return trip before the season ends.
The Cyclades sit pretty much at the centre of the blue Aegean whilst being comfortably close to each another, they harbour a very distinguishing tone.
A perfect holiday bolthole into mid October with some late blasts of summer.
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It’s A Med Thing is all about our passion for this little pocket of the planet. We’ve put the savvy spotlight on places that echo Mediterranean lifestyle, packed with the good life and are simply just fab creative boltholes dotted around the coast and inland.
Although its white to bluish-white hue and light, fluffy texture could be said to resemble picture-perfect clouds on your plate, what makes Kopanisti cheese so divine isn’t just its taste. As legend has it, Aristaios, the son of Apollo and the huntress Cyrene, was sent by the gods to bestow the divine art of cheese-making on the people of Greece. Some myths even suggest that Kopanisti cheese gets better and better with time. One taste of its rich, peppery taste and you just might believe it.
The current global, and especially European, economic situation may threaten the creative world as we know it. Lack of funding, higher taxes, and greater overall instability, means a harder time for creatives to flourish. Yet, creativity tends to thrive off challenging situations, pushed, encouraged and inspired by the absence of monotony. Today we are looking at Greece, the cradle of Western civilization and the apparent culprit of the European crisis, with an outstanding menswear label that for the past few years has obtained worldwide recognition for its daring and innovative designs: Conquistador.
This gem is most definately hidden. Clever blends of local culture speak of Folegandros, a Greek hideaway which is a very different affair than that of the Cycladic neighbours of Santorini, Milos and Ios.
At the heart of the island lies the picturesque medieval main town, the Hora (Chora) and it is here in the shadows that Themonies was created close to the original hamlets built of honeyed stone sit snug together leading to little squares and intricate walkways – the Hora typifies lovely Greekness and the vibe is warm, close and familiar.