An article from the Times about the island of Samos (£)

Από , July 24, 2016 12:05

Samos — beautiful scenery and ancient classical sites

It was one of the most idyllic Greek islands, then the headline-making migrant crisis struck. Now tourists are returning


It’s 3pm in Samos, the far-flung eastern Aegean island. The same mighty sun that once bore down on Antony and Cleopatra when they stopped by on their summer holidays in the 1st century BC is at the height of its powers. It’s perhaps not the right time of day to be on a two-mile, mostly uphill quest from pretty Limnionas beach in the southwest of the island, to reach the remote local landmark, the Taverna at the End of the World, but the pull of legend is a fierce motivator.


Greece with Simon Reeve

Από , February 14, 2016 10:20

A two part documentary series presented by Simon Reeve looking at a side of Greece many never see on their holidays.

The first part, in which Simon focused on the Aegean islands and Athens was broadcast last Sunday and is available on the BBC iPlayer until February 7th. Watch now.

In programme 2 (to be broadcast tonight – Sunday 14th Feb), Simon goes to the Pelepponese and to Northern Greece. It will be on iPlayer for 4 weeks after broadcast. More info.

The Athenian Grocery – A UK based Greek food store

Από , February 14, 2016 10:08

The Athenian Grocery

Open 7 days a week, this is the oldest Greek Deli located outside Greece! This small store is based in London but you can order online for delivery throughout the UK.

We carry a wide range of authentic Greek, Cypriot and Middle Eastern foods: olives, pickles, antipasti, dips, oils, cheeses, charcuterie, breads, biscuits, pastry, meze/ready meals, beans & cereals, honey & preserves, syrups & cordials, confectionery, mastihi and many other rare ingredients.
The nearest tube station is Bayswater (Circle and District lines) and the store itself is about a minute away by foot on Moscow Road, W2.
Tel: 020 7229 6280


Bibliagora :: Βιβλιαγορά

Από , February 14, 2016 09:52

Bibliagora is an online Greek book specialist. You can buy Greek textbooks and dictionaries, music, DVDs and newspapers.

Some Bibliagora books can be found in Foyles bookshop on Charing Cross Road, London WC2. The nearest tube stations are Leicester Square (Northern and Piccadilly lines) and Tottenham Court Road (Northern and Central lines).

Tel: 020 8123 0503

Greek Social Event – 1st March 2014

Από , February 2, 2014 21:29


Please note the new time: 12:30 to 14:30.

Greek Social Evening at Frampton Mansell Village Hall – Saturday 1. March 2014.

Come and get to know some Hellenophiles new to the group. Bring something edible to share – Greek/Mediterranean in flavour if you can – and be ready to share for a couple of minutes about yourself and your particular interests in Greece/favourite holiday spots etc. and to plan this year’s schedule.

Greek music – possibly even Greek dancing. For details of location – click here.

If you are coming please reply to Linda:

Greek Dances From the Islands: with Christina Katsarou – Oct 11th to 13th 2013: Horsley near Stroud, Gloucestershire

Από , August 22, 2013 21:59


A Cotswold Greek Dance mini-break! Come to this picturesque corner of the UK for a weekend which will be a feast of Greek dancing! The area has much to offer for a little holiday.

Christina KatsarouChristina Katsarou is a truly delightful teacher with an international following. Apart from her dance knowledge and ability to capture and demonstrate differences in style between various islands, she is also well known for her humour which will make all her seminars great fun to attend. We are fortunate indeed to be able to welcome her from Athens to Gloucestershire for her first UK dance event!

Weekend Place: £100 (some day places available).

Accommodation will be in local B&Bs or staying with a local dancer.

For full details and a booking form please contact Hazel Young either by e-mail ( or send her a SAE at Field View, Downend, Horsley, Gloucestershire, GL6 0PQ. (Tel 01453 834125).

Greek Social Evening

Από , July 24, 2013 09:07


You are invited to the next Greek social evening.

Date: Saturday 3rd August 2013.
Venue: Frampton Mansell Village Hall
Time: 17:30 to 19:30.

Come and meet other Greek students and other friends of Greece. We plan to have a simple barbecue (bring a disposable barbecue and your own food to cook on it). Contributions of drinks/salads/desserts also welcome.

We hope to have a time of sharing details/short reviews/recommendations of books in English about Greece/stories set in Greece.

A collection will be made to cover the cost of room hire (total cost £20 for the evening).

If you are coming please reply to Linda

Greek Evening on Saturday 23 March

Από , March 3, 2013 09:54


Its time for another Greek gathering!

The event will be on Saturday 23 March 2013, 17:30 to 19:30 at Frampton Mansell Village Hall.

Please bring something edible to share (we’ll probably turn the oven on if you want to re-heat anything), any Greek books/material you’d like to show others and about £1.50 towards room costs which have gone up a bit.

Please park in the hall yard, not the street outside.

If you are coming please let Fred or Linda know.

2012 ARCHIVE EVENT: Greek Gathering: Cookery Demonstration

Από , February 26, 2012 17:01

Come and see a Greek Cookery Demonstration on Saturday 10. March 2012.

Demonstration by Irene Berridge – famous for her delicious Chicken Pie (among other things)! Saturday 10 March at Frampton Mansell Village Hall.


  • 15:00 to 17:30: Cooking Demonstration & Preparation
  • 17:30 to 19:30: Eating! Join us then if you are not able to come earlier.

Bring £3 to cover the cost of food and room hire.

Please let us know if you intend to come. Call Linda Dyson on 01285 760813 or e-mail

2010 ARCHIVE EVENT: My Favourite Greek Holiday Destination

Από , June 5, 2010 20:18

The Greek Group

The theme for one of our recent social events was “My Favourite Greek Holiday Destination”, and the group were asked to come along and tell people about their favorite holiday destination within Greece.

After sampling some Greek food made by members of the group, Mike started off the presentations by showing some photos from Pelion (Πήλιο), a peninsular of the mainland opposite the Sporades islands of Skiathos, Skopelos and Alonissos.

Margaret spoke about the Mani (Μάνη) Peninsular in the Peloponnese, and the geography of the Outer/Exo Mani region compared to the Inner/Mesa Mani region.

Finally, David rounded off a highly enjoyable evening with a talk about the Mani Peninsular, where he owns a house, and how he produces olive oil from his own trees.

5. June 2010

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