Cyprus: Wine Tasting in Troodos Mountains

By Chrisostomos Kamberis

Cyprus has always been a winemaking country traditionally producing table wine, with the notable exception of Commandaria. During the last two decades though, the island has seen the rebirth of the local varieties and the flourish of several small winemakers who by aiming higher, have actually achieved to raise the local wine scene and consequently…

Samsung S10 Review: Could It Be Your Next Travel Camera?

By Chrisostomos Kamberis

Samsung S10 hit the market earlier this month and everybody now is expecting to see how these impressive specs perform in real life. No doubt, Samsung’s flagship is a great phone but how does it perform as a camera? Can you solely rely on it for capturing your travels and photographic adventures? The company claims…

Phone Photography: How To Get Better Photos on Your Next Travel

By Chrisostomos Kamberis

Surely your phone is capable of taking pretty good photos, but are you always happy with them, or do they leave you wanting something more? The fact that manufacturers have made great leaps during last years in the photography department, means that there is so much more potential to be extracted from phone photography now,…

Krnohy : The Traditional Sledge Races of Slovakia

By Chrisostomos Kamberis

First Race of the Year Every year between January and March, at the south foot of Low Tatras in Slovakia, a thrilling championship takes place. It’s the annual races of Krnohy—the traditional Slovak wooden sledges. These heavy sledges are stirred by two unstrapped daredevils who race down a steep snow road—usually through the woods, while…

Madari Circular Trail in Cyprus

By Chrisostomos Kamberis

Madari circular trail is in my humble opinion the most beautiful trail in Cyprus. It starts just outside the village of Kyperounta in eastern Troodos Mountains and follows a well signed 13km trail with approximately 650m elevation gain through some of the most beautiful sceneries the island has to offer. Its average difficulty shouldn’t pose…

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Hiking Vikos Gorge

By Chrisostomos Kamberis

The Gorge. Day 1. Hiking Vikos gorge under rain is treacherous because of the rock falls. So naturally the first thing I did when I woke up was to open the door and get on the small balcony. To my relief there was only a small cloud here and there. “Good start.” The plan was…

Looks like a beginning of a revolution

Galaxidi Flour-War Carnival

By Spiros Gioldasis

On the craziest feast in Greece! Mad max filming or an apocalypse scene? Just the Flour-war carnival of Galaxidi! “Didn’t you get dirty yet?” A sweet girl asked me. Her features were barely distinguishable beneath the mix of color and flour, which covered her face and body. Then, full of vividness, she stained my face with the…

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Zagori Hike : The Beginning

By Chrisostomos Kamberis

Zagori Hike : The Beginning   Having left behind Ioannina—the capital of Epirus. We took the old road to Zagorochoria—as all forty six villages of Zagori are collectively named. We hadn’t seen a car or people for the last twenty minutes and I could feel the isolation  of the place as our small Fiat 500x…

Zagori Dragonlake

Zagori : The Kingdom of Infinite Country

By Chrisostomos Kamberis

Zagori : The Kingdom of Infinite Country Epirus—rightfully called the “infinite country” since ancient times; Got its epithet because of its mountains which row after row dominate the land making it seem endless. Zagori is hidden in the heart of this isolated region in northwestern Greece. Its forty six villages, called Zagorochoria are nested between…

Pigeon Rocks Beirut

Beirut : At the Crossroads of East and West

By Chrisostomos Kamberis

Beirut : At the Crossroads of East and West Beirut. The metropolis of Middle East where two worlds meet, live and collide. Eastern and western civilization have fought over this city for centuries but none managed to consume it. And for that Beirut and Beirutis are a spicy mix which I have not seen anywhere…

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Acropolis Museum : Sanctuary of the Marbles

By Chrisostomos Kamberis

Acropolis Museum Sanctuary of the Marbles   For many years, the possibility of building an adequate museum that would house the Parthenon marbles and all the artifacts of Acropolis and the surrounding slopes remained distant as a dream. Every plan made by the Greek state, was coming to a dead end. Eventually it took a…

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National Archaeological Museum of Athens

By Chrisostomos Kamberis

National Archaeological Museum of Athens The national archaeological museum of Athens is the biggest in Greece and one of the most significant in the world. Over 11.000 artifacts belong to its five major exhibitions which stretch from the Prehistoric era until the Roman period. Located in an exquisite neoclassical building on “28th October” Avenue which…

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Athens Zoo

By Chrisostomos Kamberis

Attica Zoological Park Athens Zoo For decades the only zoo in Athens was a small one inside the National Garden behind the Greek parliament. I have memories of my parents taking me there on Sundays. I can’t remember the animals clearly—due to my young age, but I still remember my enthusiasm when I was there.…

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Athens : A Walk Around the Historical Center

By Chrisostomos Kamberis

Athens : A Walk Around the Historical Center Writing an article about Athens feels strange to me. After all, it is my hometown and looking at it as a travel destination doesn’t come natural. I have to admit that the Greek capital doesn’t look attractive on first sight. When the rest of Europe was going…

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Ireland : The Cliffs of Moher

By Spiros Gioldasis

On the west coast of Ireland, the Cliffs of Moher are one of its most breathtaking features In Ireland the inevitable never happens and the unexpected constantly occurs Sir John Pentland Mahaffy With this trip to Ireland and particularly by visiting the famous cliffs of Moher, I finally fulfill a childhood dream. As a child,…

Cyprus: Wine Tasting in Troodos Mountains

By Chrisostomos Kamberis
bird's eye view of a dining chair and table, cyprus wine tasting

Cyprus has always been a winemaking country traditionally producing table wine, with the notable exception of Commandaria. During the last two decades though, the island has seen the rebirth of the local varieties and the flourish of several small winemakers…

Samsung S10 Review: Could It Be Your Next Travel Camera?

By Chrisostomos Kamberis
SAMSUNG S10 on black background

Samsung S10 hit the market earlier this month and everybody now is expecting to see how these impressive specs perform in real life. No doubt, Samsung’s flagship is a great phone but how does it perform as a camera? Can…

Phone Photography: How To Get Better Photos on Your Next Travel

By Chrisostomos Kamberis
A girl shooting with the phone and the mausoleum of Lajos Kossuth on the background

Surely your phone is capable of taking pretty good photos, but are you always happy with them, or do they leave you wanting something more? The fact that manufacturers have made great leaps during last years in the photography department,…

Krnohy : The Traditional Sledge Races of Slovakia

By Chrisostomos Kamberis
a two seater traditional sledge in valaska

First Race of the Year Every year between January and March, at the south foot of Low Tatras in Slovakia, a thrilling championship takes place. It’s the annual races of Krnohy—the traditional Slovak wooden sledges. These heavy sledges are stirred…

Madari Circular Trail in Cyprus

By Chrisostomos Kamberis

Madari circular trail is in my humble opinion the most beautiful trail in Cyprus. It starts just outside the village of Kyperounta in eastern Troodos Mountains and follows a well signed 13km trail with approximately 650m elevation gain through some…

Should You Buy a Camera Or a Top Camera Phone?

By Chrisostomos Kamberis

Is it better to invest in a flagship phone or get a camera? It’s quite a dilemma and the fact that both devices have improved greatly in the past few years, doesn’t make the choice easier. Let me say in…