13 Greeks among the Top 100 Most Influential People in World Shipping

13 Greeks are among the 100 most influential people in world shipping for 2019, according to the annual Lloyd’s List International Maritime Inspection. John Angelicoussis, who is in the 7th place in the overall ranking, is the 1st Greek for yet another year.
First in the world is COSCO President Xu Lirong, along with Li Jianhong, Head of China Merchants Group, two Chinese groups with presence in Greece, both in


Plato has inspired the most important socio-political visions​.​ His work in the form of philosophical dialogues had a huge influence on ancient Greek philosophy ​(​to this day​)​.
Among others, he​ wrote the State and Laws describing the ideal state, the Symposium, in which he writes about the nature of love and the Socrates Apology.

Owl's wisdom!

The owl was a symbol for Athena, goddess of wisdom and strategy, before the Greeks gave their pantheon human forms. According to myth, an owl sat on Athena's blind side, so that she could see the whole truth. In Ancient Greece, the owl was a symbol of a higher wisdom, and it was

Makes Greece proud – New distinction with the first ERC prize

The Greek professor of physics at the University of Birmingham was among the three scientists awarded by the European Research Council.

Another distinction for the Greek professor of physics at the University of Birmingham, Costas Nikolopoulos who continues to make the country proud and to advertise

Hestia in Greek means home!

Hestia, the goddess of Home 
Staying home is the prefect occasion to cook traditional Greek recipes for your loved ones!

Try her homemade savory dish on

Ancient Greece and the History of Olive Oil

The importance of olive and olive oil is noted in the Ancient Greeks' varying uses in everyday life. For instance, the Ancient Greek Wise Men deemed the olive as the "Holy Tree," with divine origin, power and supernatural attributes.
Through the written texts on the history of Ancient Greece, we have learned that Athens,

Taste 150 years of experience

In 1860, Efstathios J. Barbayannis arrived in the picturesque village of Plomari on the fertile island of Lesvos, the place of running waters offering life to an endless variety of star anise and over two hundreds of rare fragrant herbs and plants. On this same land, the gifted businessman

Greek Gastronomy

Greek cooking traditions date back to thousands of years. From those times until now, all Greeks, mortal, immortal or semi-gods, share the same secret; their love for olive oil. 

Even today, the Greeks’ gastronomical habits are based on that beneficial super food which helps in maintaining longevity, health and beauty. 

Flip through this cookbook and immerse yourself in a unique experience; a most tasteful mythological trip along with the 12 Olympian Gods and their epic adventures. Twelve recipes sprinkled with legendary stories are served and ready to be enjoyed. 

 Order The Twelve Olympian Recipes and learn how to cook like a God! 
Big kiss from ancient Greece! 

 P.s. Follow your favorite recipe on @olympianrecipes

Floating Heaven

Latest neuroscientist researches showed that our busy way of life has a great impact in the biochemistry of our brain. 

Vacation in nature restores stress levels and encourages good health. 

Let’s take a break to surrender in the golden sunsets, in romantic walks to Agios Emilianos chapel and to relax in the idyllic atmosphere of the house. 

Villa Thalia its well-equipped (baby cots, books, music, games) to experience the Greek way of life and make yourself at home.