Katerina Batsiola

KaterinaBatsiola is the founder of majesticgreece.com As a web designer, she has evolved many of her personal hobbies and interests into useful websites. She has a passion for Greece, nature, culture and passing on the values that can help develop great personalities with high moral values, integrity and wisdom.

Orient Express

Orient Express mystery in Thessaloniki

The Orient Express was a long-distance passenger train service created in 1883 by Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits (CIWL). The route and rolling stock of the Orient Express changed many times. Several routes in the past concurrently used the Orient Express name, or slight variations. Although the original Orient Express was simply a normal international railway …

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St. Nectarios monastery - New York

Orthodox monasteries in the United States of America

Arizona St. Anthony Monastery 4784 North Saint Joseph’s Way Florence, AZ 85232 Tel: (520) 868-3188 California Holy Convent of the Theotokos 38526 Dunlap Road Dunlap, CA 93621 Tel: (559) 338-3110 Florida Holy Convent of the Annunciation 13486 N. Highway 225 Reddick, FL 32686 Tel: (352) 591-1803 Holy Monastery of Panagia Vlahernon 12600 West Hwy 318 …

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El Greco - portrait of a man

El Greco – Domenicos Theotokopoulos

Domenikos Theotokopoulos, other wise known as “El Greco” due to his Greek heritage, was a popular Greek painter, sculptor, and architect of the Spanish Renaissance. He was a master of post-Byzantine art by the age of 26, when he traveled to Venice, and later Rome, where he opened his first workshop. Unlike other artists, El …

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acropolis museum

Acropolis museum

The Acropolis Museum is an archaeological museum focused on the findings of the archaeological site of the Acropolis of Athens. The museum was built to house every artifact found on the rock and on the surrounding slopes, from the Greek Bronze Age to Roman and Byzantine Greece. It also lies over the ruins of a …

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national archaeological museum athens

National archaeological museum of Greece

The National Archaeological Museum of Greece is the largest museum in Greece and one of the world’s great museums. Although its original purpose was to secure all the finds from the nineteenth century excavations in and around Athens, it gradually became the central National Archaeological Museum and was enriched with finds from all over Greece. …

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Maria Callas

Maria Callas – biography

Background and Early Life of Maria Callas Greek – American opera singer Maria Callas was born Cecilia Sophia Anna Maria Kalogeropoulos in New York City on December 2, 1923, a date confirmed by the attending physician for the delivery and what is believed to be her birth certificate. (Over the years, discrepancies and confusion have arisen concerning …

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Aristotle Onassis

Aristotle Onassis – biography

Onassis was born on 20th January 1906 in a town of Smyrna present day Izmir, Turkey. He attended prestigious schools and by the time he was 16 he had mastered four languages including his native language Greek, Spanish, Turkish and English. Onassis moved to Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1923 after the Great Fire of Smyrna. …

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Possidi - Halkidiki sunset

Fire sunset in Possidi Halkidiki

It started as a regular afternoon in one of the most beautiful beaches in Possidi Halkidiki and probably Greece too. Aigiopelagitika beach in the Kassandra peninsula, offers one of the most amazing sunsets in Greece. I will even dare to compare it to the famous sunsets of Santorini. I am so lucky that I can …

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Sunrise in Polichrono Chalkidiki

A beautiful sunrise in Polichrono – Chalkidiki

Last night I had no sleep, thanks to a late coffee at the beach (remember never to do that again – but it’s hard to avoid that in Greece 🙂 ) So the sunrise found me sleepless, but nevertheless eager for the day to come. So I decided to take a stroll with my amazing …

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