“Greece, the land of the ancient fathers’ stories, of the heroes’ great achievements in an old past. You’ll see mountains and springs, pastures and plains where nymphs descend in droves and goats roam everywhere between dry rocks. And then, you’ll see lands diving from vertiginous cliffs. You will know cities and seas.”
“Mediterraneo”: A Journey Into the Land of Myth in Our Series from Greece. (Video by Valentina Contavalle)
This is how, as early as 1420, the humanist Cristoforo Buondelmonti presented this land. To speak about Greece to those who have never been there it’s hard. Art, colors, flavors, beauties. Sea and tradition, simplicity, genuine smiles all around. A place that exudes fascination.
One thing is for sure: Greece has been the land of myths and stories, an imaginary archipelago, the home of the gods. In it, a remote soul resounds, still alive and palpable.
But there’s another Greece, something different, not explored yet. It wants to appear as a secret.
An unusual Greece, far from mass itineraries and where just a few people can arrive.