The Weekly Getaway: exploring the mountainous terrain of Metsovo

Known for its diverse mountain terrain and rich local flavor of the Pindos ergion, Metsovo and its central location is probably the best place to stay at for discovering this part of Greece. Mostly a winter destination, it is the largest centre of Aromanian life in Greece connected to both Athens and Thessaloniki by Egnatia Road making it a very convenient destination to travel to.

News: Chrysler building is (again) up for grabs

An iconic chunk of the New York City skyline, the Chrysler Building, is up for sale to the highest bidder.

The 89-year-old skyscraper last changed hands when its current owner, Abu Dhabi’s state investment fund, purchased a 90% stake for $800m in 2008. Now, a recession and a decade later, Abu Dhabi is hoping it can sell for even more.

Recipe: mellow down with the traditional Christmas spiced syrupy cookies

Traditional Greek spiced syrupy cookies which are nibbled around the clock throughout the Xmas season. The batter is flavored with cinnamon, clove, nutmeg and orange juice and after it’s been baked and your home is filled with the most festive aroma, the cookies are dunked in a honey spiced syrup and sprinkled with chopped walnuts and a little cinnamon spice. They are a guaranteed addiction.

Lisbon: unmissable tasting menu at 100 Maneiras Restaurant

Beyond the tourist image of Portuguese cuisine, beyond the grilled sardines and pastéis de nata, lies an innovative food capital that will blow your mind. As if you need another reason to visit Lisbon, the city is at the forefront of redesigning Portuguese cuisine through a blend of old ingredients, new techniques and presentations.

Photojournal: unveiling secret parts of Lake Kerkini

For most people, Lake Kerkini is an artificial reservoir created in 1932, and then redeveloped in 1980, on the site of what was previously an extremely extensive marshland. For brothers Constantinos and Petros Sofikitis it actually took a whole lot of new meaning when they visited recently, as part of a larger project their father took on with with acclaimed film director Angelopoulos.

Athens: simple Greek maze at Taverna @ BIOS

BIOS has been on the map for more than a couple of decades with its alternative vibe to it and the numerous events around the year. After a few years of experimentation with pop-up food gatherings, they’re now open for proper seatings at their new Taverna @ BIOS offering. And the food is simple yet delicious!