Celebrate Greek Easter!

As spring blooms and the scent of blooming flowers fills the air, Greeks around the world eagerly await the arrival of Easter, one of the most important and cherished holidays in the Greek Orthodox calendar. With its rich array of traditions, customs and culinary delights, Greek Easter is a time of joy, reflection and celebration for families and communities.

Arabatzis Hellenic dough

In the rich Greek culinary heritage, few names evoke as much tradition and flavour as Arabatzis Hellenic Dough. For decades, this esteemed company has been the cornerstone of Greek cuisine, providing home cooks and professional chefs alike with the essential ingredients needed to create authentic and delicious dishes.

Discover Tselepos Winery

Nestled in the picturesque Peloponnese region of Greece, amid rolling hills and verdant vineyards, lies Tselepos Winery, a beacon of Greek winemaking excellence. Founded in 1989 by Yiannis Tselepos, this esteemed winery has become synonymous with quality, innovation and a deep respect for the land. Join us on a journey to discover the rich tapestry of Tselepos Winery, where tradition meets modernity and every sip tells a story.

The magic of Greek mythology

In the tapestry of human imagination, Greek mythology is a vibrant thread, woven with tales of gods and heroes, monsters and wonders. Told through generations, these ancient stories continue to captivate the hearts and minds of people around the world. Join us on a journey through the enchanting realm of Greek mythology, where the boundaries between the mortal and the divine blur and the stories of gods and heroes come alive.

Explore the natural wonders of Greece

A haven for adventurers, Greece beckons with a host of outdoor experiences that will stir the soul and excite the senses. From the rugged mountain landscapes to the azure embrace of the Aegean Sea, Greece's natural wonders set the scene for thrilling escapades. Let's dive into the heart of adventure, where every step and sail is a journey into the untamed beauty of this ancient land.

Discover Greek grapes

Take a journey through the sun-drenched vineyards of Greece, where the art of winemaking spans thousands of years. From the slopes of northern Greece to the Aegean islands, each bottle tells a story of terroir, tradition and the vibrant spirit of Greek hospitality. Join us in uncorking the secrets of Greek wine and invite you to enjoy the diversity of varieties and flavours that make Greece a wine lover's paradise.

The most beautiful Greek beaches

An oasis of sun-drenched landscapes and azure waters, Greece has some of the most enchanting beaches in the world. From secluded coves to lively coastlines, each beach is a canvas painted with nature's artistry. In this guide, we take a virtual tour of the best Greek beach resorts that promise sun, sea and tranquillity.

Discover the world of Greek cheese

In culinary terms, Greek cheese is a masterpiece, woven with tradition, craftsmanship and a rich palette of flavours. From the rugged landscapes of Crete to the sun-drenched hills of Thessaloniki, each region contributes its unique essence to the kaleidoscope of Greek cheeses. Join us on an epicurean journey through the diverse world of Greek cheese, where every bite is a journey through centuries of tradition.

Ouzo and Tsipouro

In the sun-kissed land of Greece, where the sea breeze carries whispers of mythology, two spirits are central to the rich tapestry of Greek drinks - Ouzo and Tsipouro. Join us on a spirited journey through the origins, craft secrets and symphony of flavours that make these drinks an integral part of Greek conviviality.

Lantides Winery: Ode to elegance and tradition

In the heart of Greece's Nemea region, where sun-drenched vineyards embrace the Agiorgitiko grape, lies a winery that transcends time. Lantides Winery, a name etched into the tapestry of Greek viticulture, is not just another vineyard; it is an ode to elegance and tradition. Join us on a journey through the sun-drenched hills and discover why Lantides wines are more than a sip - they are an experience.

Loux: A sip of tradition!

In the heart of Greece, where history and tradition are intertwined, there is one name that echoes through the decades - Loux. More than a beverage company, Loux is a testament to the timeless art of making refreshments that capture the essence of Greek culture. From the azure shores of the Aegean to sun-drenched orchards, every bottle of Loux carries the stories of a land rich in flavour and tradition.

Our 15 best Greek wines for 2023

As the year unfolds its chapters, we are delighted to present the highlight of our wine journey - the 15 Best Wines for 2023. This exquisite selection is not just the result of expert opinion; it is a testament to the passion of our team, the discerning palates of our customers and the vibrant tapestry woven during public tastings and wine fairs. Each bottle, carefully chosen, is an invitation to enjoy the rich stories of Greek winemaking. Without further ado, let us uncork the stories in each bottle.

The 5 best Greek wines for winter days

As winter weaves its chilly spell, there is nothing like the warmth of a well-chosen red wine to lift the spirits. Greece, with its rich winemaking heritage, offers a selection of red wines that perfectly suit the cosiness of the season. In this blog, we explore Desmakenvangriekenland.co.uk's top five Greek red wines, each a sip of elegance and a toast to the beauty of winter.

Greek winter food: dishes for cold days

When winter grips Greece, the country's rich culinary tradition takes centre stage. Greek winter cuisine is a comforting tapestry of hearty dishes that not only warm the body but also nourish the soul. In this blog, we dive into the world of Greek winter cuisine and explore the delicious and soul-satisfying dishes that bring families and friends together during the coldest months.

Greek New Year traditions

The transition to a new year is a time of hope, new beginnings and joyful customs. In Greece, the arrival of the new year is marked with unique traditions, with pomegranates and Vasilopita playing an important role. In this blog, we explore these heartwarming Greek New Year traditions and the delicious dishes that go with them.

Celebrating Greek Christmas

As the winter frost covers Greece, the country comes alive with the enchantment of Christmas, a time of cherished traditions that penetrate deep into the heart of Greek culture. Greek Christmas is a mix of religious reverence, ancient customs and a symphony of flavours that have been woven into the tapestry of this festive season for centuries. In this blog, we go on an in-depth journey through the world of Greek Christmas, unravelling the rich and diverse tapestry of traditions and enjoying the exquisite culinary delights that make this season truly special.

Ancient wonders of Greece

Greece, the cradle of Western civilisation, is a country that breathes with history. Its landscapes are adorned with archaeological treasures that tell stories of gods, heroes and philosophers. In this exploration, we embark on a journey through some of Greece's most iconic ancient wonders, each one a chapter in the rich tapestry of human history. From the majestic Acropolis overlooking Athens to the mystical sanctuary of Delphi and the labyrinthine palace of Knossos in Crete, we unravel the historical significance of these fascinating sites.

Navigating Greece's enchanting islands

Greece, a land of myths and legends, is also home to some of the most beautiful and captivating islands in the world. Each island is a unique gem, with its own story, its own traditions to share and its own scenic wonders to reveal. In this travel guide, we explore the enchanting Greek islands, from iconic Santorini to lesser-known but equally enchanting destinations. You will find travel tips, cultural insights and recommendations for each island to help you plan your Greek island adventure.

Greek festivals and traditions

Greece, with its rich history and vibrant culture, is a land of enduring traditions and lively festivals. These festivals offer a glimpse into the heart and soul of the Greek people and show their love for life, community and the customs that bind them together. In this blog, we embark on a journey through some of Greece's most beloved festivals and traditions, from the lavish Easter celebrations to the unique customs of Greek weddings and holidays.

The Greek Diet

Known for its health benefits and delicious flavours, the Greek diet is a testament to the Mediterranean way of life. Rooted in ancient traditions and inspired by the abundant offerings of the land and sea, it is no wonder that the Greek diet has gained international acclaim. In this blog, we explore the main elements of the Greek diet, its health benefits and the cultural significance of food in Greek society.

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