local experiences

We strongly believe that meeting local people and experiencing their culture, is the best way to discover the true essence of a destination.

That is why we have decided to work alongside you in order to craft authentic Greek local experiences for you. They are our precious stakeholders and we have decided to give them a voice through our blog. They are born, live, and work in Mesogaia and they have plenty of stories to share with you. Explore with them unique cultural and culinary experiences.

Nov 23, 2023

Vravrona Estuary: a hidden birding gem and wildlife oasis

Vravrona is famous for its stunning Temple of Artemis, a highlight sightseeing stop for any visitor of Attica Riviera. Apart from the archeological value, the area east of Athens International Airport includes a variety of habitats with tremendous ecological value. Widely known at Vravrona estuary, Eridanos stream comes from Markopoulo fields and forms a unique […]

Continue reading
Marinaded Swordfish with ouzo
Aug 07, 2023

Marinated Swordfish with Ouzo

Caption this: your vacations in Greece have sadly finished and you are daydreaming that you are sitting at a beachfront tavern, you are slowly sipping some ouzo and savoring Greek delicacies. Ouzo is Greece’s most famous alcoholic beverage and the spirit of Greek summer. And if you are already missing your Greek summer days, our Soul Chef […]

Continue reading
The unexplored Athenian Riviera
Jan 31, 2023

The Unexplored Athenian Riviera

Just south of the hustle of central Athens lies one of the city’s most treasured assets: The Athenian Riviera. A beautiful scenic strip of coastline, that stretches from the municipality of Palaio Faliro to the spectacular Cape Sounio. In between, one can find the cities of Anavyssos and Palaia Phocaea, mostly known for their crystal […]

Continue reading
athens layover
Nov 24, 2022

Rediscovering Retsina

Rediscovering Retsina and its history is a project that we have been looking forward to. Retsina is the outcome of infusing resin in a base of white wine usually Savatiano, the main wine variety in East Attica. But the use of the resin goes back many centuries ago, as it was used to seal the […]

Continue reading
Athens Layover tour Must Cookies
Nov 05, 2022


When visiting Mesogaia Must Cookies… are a must! They can be crispy or soft but either way, they are delicious and a great healthy snack because they don’t contain any butter or dairy and are ideal for your morning coffee. It is a traditional Greek cookie that is made using grape must which is the […]

Continue reading
Apr 04, 2022

Live your Myth in Vravrona

A fruitful land full of odors and tastes. That’s what Vravrona is. A secluded area of Attica held pure and genuine over the centuries. The delicious figs in August, the numerous vineyard fields that produce high standards wine varieties, the pistachio fields that will offer you their tasty fruits. These are only a few secrets […]

Continue reading
cultural tours by vouryia
Mar 28, 2022

The Yellow Giant

When visiting the beaches of east Attica in springtime, the presence of this yellow giant is really striking. The giant fennel (Ferula communis) has a stem that can grow to 4 meters high. From spring to early summer, it forms umbrella-shaped branches with small yellow flowers. After flowering, the stem dries, and its wood is […]

Continue reading
athens layover
Feb 10, 2022

The embroidered bread of Mesogaia

Wheat, the sacred seed of the Goddess Demeter, also becomes a sacred seed in Orthodoxy. Seed, olive and wine occupy a prominent place in Christian rituals and suffice to launch a church ritual.

Continue reading
Feb 22, 2022


Perhaps the most traditional plate of Mesogaia, a crustless aromatic pie with leafy greens. It was quickly and easily made with spinach as the main ingredient and other aromatic herbs and greens.

Continue reading
Mar 08, 2022

A true local:
The Little Egret of Vravrona

The Little Egret (Egretta garzetta) is an elegant small white heron, that migrates annually from Europe to Africa and back, but some individuals have become true locals of Vravrona Wetland, staying all year round

Continue reading