“A family vacation that will go down as our favorite vacation ever”

This trip was for our daughter’s 16th birthday. When we reached out to our Livin’ Lovin’ we gave them a list of things our daughter (huge Greek mythology fan) wanted to see and do and then asked for recommendations to make it happen.



We have a 16 and 12 year old children and any family that has traveled overseas knows that after the 2nd or 3rd day looking at sites the kids really just want to go to the beach or the pool. Never once did our kids ask for either and I have to contribute this to our guides.



Our guides (Xenia in Athens, Georgia in Delphi, and Sofia in Peloponnese), were there waiting for us at the met up time and were so patient with our kids. Our son asked question after question and each time a question was asked it was answered with a high level energy that our son kept looking for more questions to ask. Our great guides asked the kids questions also to keep them engaged and when it came to telling the background stories of the Greek gods they looked to our daughter to tell the story and then praised her for her detailed explanation of each.



When our guides saw an interest in something they were showing from one of the children you saw them explain it further and in greater detail with pictures, books, and maps they brought with them.



Our “behind the scenes” tour of Athens was exactly the same. We wanted to see and do things outside a normal tourist would see so we could have a chance to “understand” Greece. The passion and pride Katerina showed when talking about the architect of the houses or how a specific area of the city was being reconstructed was intoxicating. She knew exactly where she was taking us and told her such small details about the history of paintings that were done on hidden on a staircase, how houses that were built into the mountain, and even how “street taggers” art was part of the city and made it special (ask her about a dog that was killed accidentally by police and the mural of him). 



The whole trip was with guides who were knowledgeable, engaging, empathic (when the kids needed a break out of the hot sun), and flexible. Every suggestion they made was spot on and they made not only our daughter’s 16th birthday special but a family vacation that will go down as our favorite vacation ever. 




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“Asclepieion of Epidaurus: a timeless journey to health”

Our next event will give you a new perspective of Guided Tours:


“Asclepieion of Epidaurus:

a timeless journey to health”


(The theater and entertainment as means of the healing process)


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In ancient times the sanctuary of Asclepius was an organized medical – treatment center that signaled the transition from magic to real medicine, namely the healing of any disease by diagnosing and implementing tailor-made treatment or surgery, which was believed to be guided by God.

In our continuous efforts to enrich our  knowledge of the Ancient Greek history and culture, and offer you the very best we are proud and honoured to announce our cooperation with Diazoma, one of the most prestigious organizations dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of Ancient Greek Theatres.

A few words about Diazoma from its founder S. Benos:

diazoma…”At once I found myself surrounded by an enthusiastic and dynamic group of people, which widened in the blink of an eye. All of them, ‘as one long prepared…’ Scholars, intellectuals, artists, people in local government and pro-active citizens embraced ‘DIAZOMA’. Fellow-citizens who have decided that the research, study, protection, enhancement and, wherever feasible, the use of ancient theatres and other venues for spectators and listeners, such as ancient odeia and stadia, are also their concern. And they are resolved to take these monuments’ fortunes into their own hands, to work together dynamically, as helpers of the State and the services responsible, in the major task of including ancient theatres in modern life”.

…”And it is my hope that ‘DIAZOMA’ will be an Association that expresses a new way of thinking, of dealing with and managing affairs that concern us all. An Association that mobilizes both Citizens and State”

 Stavros BenosPresident

read more about DIAZOMA.   VIDEO about the Asclepieion of Epidaurus


Our first adventure with Diazoma will be a visit at the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus like we’ve never seen before:

Professor Lambrinoudakis*, member of the society of Diazoma, will tell us about:


– The theater and entertainment in general as means of treating mental illness

– Water as a means of ritual cleansing of the soul and healing element.

 – Diet as a means of healing. 

– Sleeping and dreams as elements of treatment.

– The use of medicines  

– Interventional 

– surgical medicine. 

– Healing and Miracle. 

– The practice of sports as an element of conservation and restoration of health.



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“Passage into History” Nemea Tour with Professor S. Miller.


“Passage into History” Nemea tour.


On Saturday 17/10 we had the privilege of sharing the dream of this man with him.
Professor Miller, the archaeologist who has dedicated his whole life on the excavation first and the revival of the Games then, met us at the Museum and gave us a long tour of the museum, the site, and then told us stories about his early days there. We also saw the trailer of the film that has been made by Yiannis Lapatas about the previous games in 2012.

We didn’t want him to stop talking, but eventually he did. It’s always an experience to become part of such an exceptional person’s dream !
As always, after that we went eating at a small taverna in a village nearby, where the food was great, the company was great, the wine was great, – we didn’t visit a winery this time, but we are already working on it, we promise !

Now guess what our next plan is ! We will organise our support and participation in the Nemean Games of June 2016, so stay tuned.


Heading to OUR “Passage into History”


After a quick stop at the Corinth Canal for a coffee and some photos…


… we arrive at the village of Ancient Nemea


Professor Miller


In the museum, fascinated by Pr. Miller’s stories,


At the archaeological site


The Baths of the athletes


The Temple of Nemean Zeus


Pr. Miller talking to us about the restoration of the columns of the temple


The “undressing room” (apodyterion)


Passing through the entrance Tunnel to the Stadium


Inscriptions inside the entrance tunnel


entering the stadium…


Pr. Miller explaining us about the mechanism of the starting line (balbis)


and the winner is …


The Stadium


In Pr. Miller’s office


The documentary about his dream of reviving the ancient Nemean Games


As always we finished our trip eating at a small taverna in a village nearby.


Katerina Tsitsipi, Aristotelis Makris
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