Agrafa, Menalon, Saos (Feggari), Prassa, Oiti, Dirfi — these are all mountains in Greece facing the threat of being ravaged by the latest subsidized energy trend: wind farms.

Mani, Evros, Arcadia, Achaia, Macedonia — Thrace, these are regions in Greece facing the same threat.

Paros, Tinos, Kythira, Ikaria, Lesvos, Limnos, Chios, Kefalonia, Andros, Crete, 14 Greek islets in the Aegean dubbed as the “Galapagos of the Mediterranean” due to their biodiversity, and almost all of Evia island, Greece’s second largest and most diverse, are Greek islands also facing the same threat.

In less than a decade, Greece has erected thousands…


Don’t quit before the miracle… that’s exactly what a traveler feels not when they set foot on the Greek island of Tinos, but when they allow themselves after a few days to simply follow the heart.

The mind plays tricks on you half an hour before the ferry pulls into the port. It appears as though hundreds of the sun’s rays are bouncing against its sides as it glides through the deep blue waters of the Aegean Sea. …


I have chosen to address the New York Times out of respect for journalism and for the profession that has sustained me in the last 30 years. It is with sadness that I read a story published in the NYT this week under the following title: “We Are Like Animals’: Inside Greece’s Secret Site for Migrants” on March 10, 2020.

I will refrain from commenting as a Greek, as a reader, as a US citizen, and as a believer in impartial press, and will instead focus on the following: throughout my 30-year career in journalism, there has been one dogma…


The first thing that came to my mind after I realized that the coronavirus (Covid-19) is not your simple flu, was the Creator’s call to return to ourselves.

[I invite you to freely replace “creator” with what best expresses your inner belief system: God, universe, the energy field, the laws of nature — and follow my thought trail.]

It is said that we are here on this earth, in this dimension, as human beings in this time and era with these predicaments to evolve.

Evolving or growing is not the same for everyone. Each one of us starts at his…

Maria Paravantes

Seasoned media professional with 25+ years of journalistic experience in tourism&travel, gastronomy, arts, music&culture, economy. Founder of thegreekvibe.com

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