Author: Aurelia

She lives on one of the Greek islands for two months of every year, and in Pittsburgh, PA., for the remaining months. Aurelia specializes in writing articles and vignettes about Greece and has been published in all of the major Greek American publications in the United States, including The National Herald and The Hellenic NEWs of America. Her articles have appeared, also, in Odyssey Magazine, The Athens NEWs, and Stigmes, the magazine of the Minoan Lines.

She just wrote an article about her interesting travel and staying in the old captain's house on Rhenia Island near Mykonos! Mykonos Accommodation Center
organizes different cruises with the captain and his son...the 2 large caiques: the Quarantine & the Dolphin of Delos!

The Quarantine of Delos

And I live here ... fishing with my son 
around the small Delos and the Great Delos
~ Panagiotis D. Faroupos, Captain, The Quarantine of Delos

As soon as Panagiotis D. Faroupos, the captain, and his splendid ship, The Quarantine of Delos, come into my view, I know that the gods have smiled upon me. What I do not know is that I am about to embark on an adventure that few people have ever dreamed of and that it will be one of the most enchanting experiences of my many odysseys in Greece. (continued here...)

Her 2 books

Her first novel, A Lone Red Apple, is set on Mykonos and is about life and love on that island. Aurelia calls it her love song to Sappho and her valentine to Mykonos. It is now available in a kindle version and has an "insider's guide" to the very best in dining and entertainment on the island.
A Lone Red Apple: Featuring a Love Story and an "Insider's Guide" to the very best in dining and entertainment on the island. Novel by Aurelia; guide by Stacey Harris-Papaioannou, (Aug 3, 2014)

A Lone Red Apple is a tale of magic, mischief, and mayhem unfolding on the Greek island of Mykonos, where the muses come for inspiration and the gods sometimes meddle in the life of mortals. So when Matthew, a shy British Classics professor, comes to teach the poetry of Sappho, Greece’s greatest lyric poet, the Gods sense a challenge. They ensure Matthew meets the passionate local woman Elena, known to her friends as “the female Zorba.” Will she melt his reserve? Will the shy teacher learn that love is to be lived rather than studied? Or must the Gods themselves recognize they are helpless before a stronger Fate?
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A second novel, Labyrinthine Ways, is set during modern times on the island of Crete and is about life and love in the mountain villages. It was released in September of 2013 by Cosmos Publishing.
Labyrinthine Ways is a celebration of the mysteries, magic, myths, folklore, archaeology, distinctive cuisine, and the rugged landscape and courageous and indomitable people of Crete.

The story unfolds in modern times with flash-backs to the days when first Constantinople, known as “The Queen of Cities,” and “the most glorious city known to man,” and then Venice, the unspeakably cruel and hated invader, ruled Crete.We learn of the fables and legends related to these times as they are recalled today with vivid detail by men in the kafeneia of mountain villages. Into these labyrinthine paths wander tender and vulnerable souls on journeys of self-discovery. Among them is a young wayfarer haunted by the mysterious Crete that dominated and tormented the life of Nikos Kazantzakis, Crete’s most famous novelist and author of Zorba the Greek.”

Labyrinthine Ways is a novel that paints a portrait of the many magical and mysterious faces of Crete. The story enchants with fables of Crete’s glorious past, and is written in a smooth, free-flowing style for the tourist who wants to experience The Great Island in all of its richness. Labyrinthine Ways presents Crete at its best; read this book before visiting our island.Aurelia's second book about Crete
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Her Articles in NEWspapers:  

Aphrodite’s Hideaway

Posted By on Apr 17, 2015

Of all the unique architectural features that distinguish St. John Mykonos Hotel, the stunning five-star luxury resort on Mykonos, none is more iconic than the graceful, chalk-white bridge that begins at poolside and takes you into the Aegean Sea. Through the morning mist, I could see the figure of a slim young woman in white standing on the crescent-shaped overpass. Like Aphrodite, she seemed to be rising from the foam of the sea. She was framed against the rosy-fingered dawn, rising in slender waves of orange and purple ribbons, tossed across the sky.  continued: of hotel saint john mykonos

Posted By on Apr 6, 2015

n ancient times Edipsos was known aptly as Loutropolis (Spring City), and Greek philosophers such as Aristotle, Strabo, Plutarch and Hippocrates wrote in praise of its thermal healing waters. Located in Central Greece on the island of Evia, it is just 150 kilometers north of Athens. Although Heraclitus, another philosopher of note, famously declared, “you cannot step into the same water twice,” the springs have endured through the centuries and the water still heals. It is an amazing, centuries-old phenomenon.

The jewel in the crown of this healing paradise is the Thermae Sylla Spa Wellness Hotel, and health-conscious pilgrims come from all over the world for its therapeutic, curative waters. It has rightfully earned a laurel wreath as the best medical spa in Greece and in 2004, Conde Nast Traveller named it one of the “Ten Best Medical Spas in the World.”

I was a guest there for a week last October when I “took the waters,” enjoyed several treatments, including immersion in mud baths, and was rejuvenated and reNEWed as never before. It is with me still. I experienced serenity of mind in the soothing pools of the spa with its combined sea and natural spring waters and my body was massaged and pampered by the expert hands of world-class therapists.

Many foreign guests, especially those from Europe, Russia and the Balkan countries, are regular guests who return year after year to follow a regimented routine prescribed by the medical staff. The staff recommends two annual visits of fourteen days each for the most effective detox treatments. These include a daily mud bath, two swims a day in the external pool, (28-30 degrees C or 82.4-86 degrees F) and the warmer indoor pool, (32-34 degrees C or 89.6–107.6 degrees F), a therapeutic treatment of choice, and a five-hour rest. This is wellness at its best. continued:

evia hotel Thermae Sylla Spa & Wellness