Maria Petropoulou

Maria Petropoulou is a Greek journalist currently working in a leading Greek news site. She loves culture, travelling and writing and she has combined all these in order to create her own key to happiness. She was born in Athens, studied there and continued with a Master’s degree in UK. London. She also owns the travel blog My Landing Runway, where you can find all her travel stories and wanderings. Now she begins her trip with GCT as our European cultural correspondent; she would like to welcome you all on board.

Aegina, Athenians all year round go-to destination

We all know Aegina, the beautiful island of the Saronic Gulf. Some of us because of the famous pistachio, but…

2 months ago

Wine Situation in Athens

In Greece we know our wine. Winemaking in Greece’s fertile lands dates back to over 4,000 years, with some of…

3 months ago

Get wonderfully lost in Naxos’ beauty

Naxos is by far one of my favorite islands. It’s undoubtedly an island that can easily seduce you and have…

4 months ago
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The 10 + 1 delicacies to taste in your Greek Christmas

Christmas is here! Maybe the most celebrated holiday of the year in Greece, it cannot get more festive. Athens and…

5 months ago

10 reasons to visit Greece during winter

Greece is among the top summer destinations worldwide, but you may be surprised to learn that it’s also a great…

5 months ago

5 Greek Winter getaways during Christmas

Greece celebrates Christmas with festivities and customs. Every place keeps its traditions and offers unique scenery, just like a fairytale!…

6 months ago

Arachova- perfect winter escape in Greece

Winter in Greece is already here, Christmas is just around the corner and I am sure if you are anywhere…

6 months ago

Xylokastro, an ideal destination all-year-round

Xylokastro, an ideal destination all-year-round One of the reasons I love my homeland, Greece, is because of its endless choices…

8 months ago

Six Superb Greek Islands for Foodies

Six Superb Greek Islands for Foodies Attention! This is going to be a ‘delicious’ post! We are exploring Greek islands…

9 months ago

Five days in Samos, the island of Pythagoras

Samos is as sweet as its wine. It’s the island of Pythagoras, the father of mathematics, and the birthplace of…

11 months ago

Three days in Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki, the thriving city of Greece, is walkable at its largest area. So, let’s take a walk together and explore…

1 year ago

Wine Situation in Athens

In Greece we know our wine. Winemaking in Greece’s fertile lands dates back to over 4,000 years, with some of…

1 year ago

7 Alternative Greek islands you must visit

Now I know Mykonos and Santorini are amongst almost everyone's favourite Greek islands, due to the unbeatable beaches and breathtaking…

1 year ago

Six Superb Greek Islands for Foodies 2021

Greek islands offer the finest local delicacies and this is an article for those who look to be taken away…

1 year ago

New Australian beer, created by two Greek guys

Two young Greek men, Petros and Yannis, who are currently living in Melbourne, Australia, recently decided to launch their own…

2 years ago

Follow Apollo, teaches Greek culture to kids worldwide

Follow Apollo aims to teach Greek traditions and culture to kids all around the world. Katerina Mallios, born in Boston…

2 years ago

Get wonderfully lost in Naxos’ beauty

Naxos is by far one of my favorite islands. It’s undoubtedly an island that can easily seduce you and have…

2 years ago

10 reasons to visit Greece during winter

Greece is among the top summer destinations worldwide, but you may be surprised to learn that it’s also a great…

2 years ago

Athens Cafes and Bars that go ALL-OUT for Christmas

It’s that time of the year again when people get closer than ever and families reunite; it’s a time of…

2 years ago

A taste of Greece in Qatar

Despite its small size, Qatar is home to various cuisines from all over the world and knows all about good…

3 years ago