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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="ξωκλήσσια-4-...

Feta cheese is…

White, soft or hard, salty or not. . . feta is definitely the leader in Greek gastronomy! <ul> <li>tiropita <em>τυρόπιτα (cheese pie)</em></li> <li>tiropitakia <em>τυροπιτάκια (small cheese pies)</em></li> <li>feta served with oregano and olive oil</li> <li>feta wrapped in filo pastry and sprinkled with honey and sesame seeds</li> <li>feta saganaki <em>σαγανάκι</em>, and of course<...

Spring & Easter on the island

Spring is finally here... Spring and Easter days mean a lot to me and I am glad that Easter preparation has been part of Aether Boutique hotel over the last ten years. For one more year, things are moving slowly, so our need to spend some time outside is growing. The fields are becoming greener and greener, the flowers are starting to blossom, the water is turning blue…we are seeking the ...

Mastiha the gem of Greece

If I was asked what the main characteristics of my country are, I would definitely say the white and blue colours, but above all the unique flavours, such as of mastiha. As far as I remember myself, one of my most pleasant moments in my childhood was when I tasted mastiha in a piece of cake, in a meal, or even in a chewing gum. Thus, in Aether boutique, I always make sure that my guests are giv...

‘Chorio means tradition, home, family’

One of my pleasures is to get out of the house, any time in the day or night, and drive away with good music, a good company (Athanassios is always a good idea) and definitely without having a destination in mind. Since I moved to Mykonos these long rides—as Mykonos is a small island*— constitute a pleasant journey for me, an oasis of beauty. I absolutely prefer rides in daylight, enjoying t...

‘a cup of Greek coffee, please’

'Athina, what kind of coffee is Greek?' A typical question i hear in Ariston, our eatery inside our small hotel, every summer, during breakfast time. After this first try of a Greek coffee, not only does it become your first preference, but you also choose to enjoy it in a big cup. Let's take it from the beginning.... Greek Coffee is the same grind setting as Turkish, Armenian or Cypri...

The beauty of almond

Whose eyes have not been enchanted with the beauty of a blossomed almond tree? Those little rosy petals rejuvenate us after a long, deep winter sleep. It has always been a surprise for me to come across an almond tree but this year was almost like a need especially because of the pandemic and the affects. Driving from home to the village of Ano Mera in <strong>Mykonos</strong> to pick up my dau...

Noir et Blanc

As far as I remember myself in my childhood, I could not resist to the charm of old, black- and- white photos—most of them came from my mother’s younger years—during my visits to my grandmother’s home. I am sure that each of us has been captivated by the magical atmosphere that these photos exude. It’s not only the portraits but also the land that these photos depict. Our land, our roots. Ha...
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Lemon Cake – our recipe

It has been 13 years since i moved to <strong>Mykonos.</strong> Throughout those years, i have become a fun of lemon trees. The reason behind this is because is common for locals in <strong>Mykonos</strong> to have their own lemon trees in their homes. Mykonos is a rocky island with a shortage of water and there are not many opporunities for cultivation. Therefore, the locals plant their own trees...

Olive breads' recipe

‘’the olive bread was to die for’’ something that I hear very often in our small ‘’eatery ‘Ariston here in our<strong> boutique hotel in Mykonos</strong> during breakfast time or when I am honored to read in your precious reviews how much you liked them. Yes, these are the olive breads… i couldn’t imagine the number of breads I was able to bake when years ago my grandmother gave me an old paper...

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