Experience Sweet Mosaic…with Blue Mosaic!

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Sweet Mosaic 3 Copyright Athens News Agency

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Sweet Mosaic 2 Copyright Loukoumi Festival

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Sweet Mosaic 1 Copyright Loukoumi Festival

Syros Town 3
Syros Town 3

Syros Town 2
Syros Town 2

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Sweet Mosaic 7 Copyright Loukoumi Festival

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Sweet Mosaic 6 Copyright Loukoumi Festival

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Sweet Mosaic 5 Copyright Loukoumi Festival

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Sweet Mosaic 4 Copyright Athens News Agency

We knew that our endeavors with Blue Mosaic would face a stiff competition but never thought that it would be such a sweet competition that comes in the form of the traditional “loukoumi”. One of the simplest pleasures that you can enjoy in Greece!

Over two days, 23rd and 24th August, the colourful “loukoumia” will become the raw materials in the hands of artists to create unique – and sweet – pieces of mosaic art! The artwork will take place at Syros, during the 2nd “Loukoumi” Festival that will transform Syros town into a bohemian “Loukoumartre”!

For the unfamiliar ones, Syros is almost a synonym for “loukoumia”! The history of the traditional sweet “loukoumi” at the island dates back to the 19th century and has been exported for more than 150 years.

The ingredients are simple … sugar, starch and sugar, enriched with pistachios, hazelnuts, walnuts, rosewater, mastic, cinnamon and other flavouring materials, before applying a generous cover of icing sugar!

Find out more here!

Chasing the Winds in the Aegean

AR 8 Copyright Nikos Alevromytis, 51st Aegean Rally, HORC
AR 8 Copyright Nikos Alevromytis, 51st Aegean Rally, HORC

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AR 6 Copyright Nikos Alevromytis, 51st Aegean Rally, HORC

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AR 4 Copyright Nikos Alevromytis, 51st Aegean Rally, HORC

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AR 3 Copyright Nikos Alevromytis, 51st Aegean Rally, HORC

AR 2 Copyright Vangelis Rassias, 51st Aegean Rally, HORC
AR 2 Copyright Vangelis Rassias, 51st Aegean Rally, HORC

AR 1 Copyright Vagelis Fragoulis, 51st Aegean Rally, HORC
AR 1 Copyright Vagelis Fragoulis, 51st Aegean Rally, HORC

With the northern seasonal wind, called ‘meltemi’ blowing throughout July and August, the Aegean transforms into an exciting playground for adventure, adrenaline, tactics, endurance and teamwork.

The annual Aegean Rally, now in its 51st year, is the perfect occasion to be part of a unique experience. Considered the biggest sailing race in Greece and one of the most difficult in Europe, it covers almost 450 nautical miles over a week around the Aegean.

This year, the Aegean Rally race course has taken the participants to Milos, Astypalaia and Ios, before the spectacular finish under the Poseidon temple in Sounio.

But it is not all about riding the waves – the magic behind the event is that it is an excellent opportunity to visit the Greek islands, experience the local culture, party until the sun comes up and meet like-minded people – people that value freedom as much as you do.

If this is something that you want to be part of, the Blue Mosaic team has been part of the Aegean Rally event for many years and ready to share with you the opportunity to experience the winds in the Aegean Sea.

Until then, you can enjoy the imagery from the comfort of your chair!

Aegean Rally 2013 Video

 

You can find out more about the Aegean Rally here.