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Greek Christmas bread, an ode to bread

Christmas bread is a tradition coming from the past, centuries ago, and we can find a variety of types since the shape and the recipe depends to the area is coming from. Telling the truth, until i moved to Mykonos i had no idea about Christmas bread since in Thessaloniki, my homecity, is not well known. During my first Christmas holidays in Mykonos, on Christmas Eve morning, Athanasios broug...
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Days before Christmas in a market, staring at the apples.

It's a long time from my last writing here and i have to admit i missed so much this type of communication with you. A move from Mykonos to my homecity Thessaloniki for spending the winter time, a new home, new schools for the girls and somehow time passed so quickly... And now, just a few days before Christmas and i realised that baking was the secret of keeping me happily occupied all thes...
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The loom

<span style="font-weight: 400;">It was an afternoon in March when a good friend of mine called me on the phone and asked if I was interested in taking a ... loom lesson!</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">I had no idea what sewing, weaving and ... the loom was to the point that i was not interested in any of those activities whatsoever. Thus, it was expected that I would refuse to join the ...
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A lighthouse called Armenistis

Once upon a time there was a <strong>lighthouse</strong> called Armenistis. The truth is that usually the lighthouses in my mind are combined with a sense of melancholy...It is perhaps because of the solitary and usually remote location. Or maybe that in most movies are accompanied by sad stories and nostalgic notes...who knows... I have come across a few lighthouses so far, mainly on our trips to...
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Winter in Mykonos

<span style="font-weight: 400;">January and the message was received ... the heart of winter ... cold days and long frosty nights ... even here on the island of <strong>Mykonos</strong> ...</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Always adopting an optimistic mindset as spring approaches, this month invites us to make new plans and sort out things and situations.. this kind of sorting out brings...
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Melomakarona, the taste of Christmas

The birth of Jesus Christ, the Christmas manger, the Christmas tree, the school events, the angels, the three wise men obviously attracted the most attention, but above all the sweet anticipation of Santa Claus. When does he visit your home? On Christmas or New Year’s Eve? And all these ‘were sprinkled’ with plenty of icing sugar, honey and walnuts in every bite of the most traditional Greek Ch...
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Tinos island and….honey

Looking at the view from<strong> Ariston</strong> every morning, where the blue of the Aegean always enchants, one can see a hill that looms without being able to distinguish* whether it belongs to <strong>Mykonos</strong> or another island.This island is called Tinos and is located a stone's throw away from <strong>Mykonos </strong>(about 15 minutes by boat). <img class="alignnone wp-image-24...
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The ‘art de la table’

When I first heard the phrase <em>art de la table</em> years ago, I tried to figure out what it means.. to which type of art does it refer to? And how is this related to the food taste? And what does it happen when the style outweighs the food experience? As a lover of aesthetics , I realized that <em>art de la table</em> is a purely personal stylistic affair that conforms to specific serving r...
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Earrings of Mykonos

A jewel constitutes an important part of every civilization and is the reason why we admire lots of them in the museums. The Cycladic civilization was amongst the first three civilizations in ancient time. Delos is always the living proof and a visit to this special island will convince you upon your arrival there. Archeologists are able to collect important information regarding the lifestyle ...
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Little churches around Mykonos

It has been fourteen years now in Mykonos, and I still remember myself wondering about these numerous, little churches around the island. Therefore, it makes sense why you have been asking me about how many churches there are on the island. There should be around 1500 and even more. <img class="alignnone wp-image-2295" src="https://www.aethermykonos.com/app/uploads/sites/49/2021/05/ξωκλήσσια-4-...

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