Born 1965 in Thessaloniki. I studied German and English Literature in the University of Cologne/Germany. Since 1990 I am working as a journalist. First for the daily News of Deutsche Welle and then for WDR Broadcast, Cologne. Three years later I started to do freelance work in Culture and Politics from Greece. At the same time the first writing reports on travelling in Greece appeared. This was when I decided to live the most time of the year in Thessaloniki/Greece to be better connected to events in the country. In April 2001 my first book "Culinaria Greece" appeared in the stores, which very soon was translated in English, French, Netherlands, Swedish, Spanish and Hungarian. From that time on, I also began writing articles for travel books on Greece for different German publishing houses (Polyglott, Merian, Dumont, Baedecker). In December 2003 I went to the Peloponnese where I took part in the 60 year ceremony dedicated to the Massacre of Kalavrita during World War II. by the German Wehrmacht. Out of this experience I created a 30 minutes documentary for WDR TV about this anniversary. In the same year, I also started to write for the Greek Resort Chain "Grecotel." In 2005 I have had the opportunity to work with archeologists in Northern Greece where documenting their work. In 2007 I started to write my second book, this time for the Greek publishing house "Potamos." The book "A Journey to the Garden of Mary" was presented at the bookfair of Thessaloniki in March 2011. It is the first book about Mount Athos written by a woman. 2016, this book is beeing translated and will be published to German, English and Russian. In Mai 2016 I recieved the European-Media-Prize "CIVIS" for my 45-minutes Radio Feature about Refugee-Crisis in the Aegean.
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Published Articles (18)
My visit in the small town of Serres, Northern Greece had been fruitful. I met the peanut farmers from the region and they discribed how they cultivate peanuts and made […]
Visitong the Island of Samos I heart the story of five Hoteliers who built up a new working group to promote their island more professional
Its the first part of my story about my visit to Cyclades Kea Island and the acorn farmers. Article is for the German Griechenland Zeitung
During my last visit on Samos Island I ve got the opportunity to learn the latest efforts of the people to combine Tourism and Food. My story was just published […]
On my journey with a group of IFWTWA Members to Milos island, I discovered a lot of culinary specialties. This is what the article is about. It is published once […]
Köstliche Speisen mit dem Geheimrezept “Luxus der Schlichtheit” – die bekannteste unbekannte Köchin Thessalonikis
A story about the known unknown Chef of the Thessaloniki and her thousand recipies to make Pita. You can order the “Griechenland Journal” here: https://www.griechenland.net/shop/griechenland-journal/product/1371-griechenland-journal-nr-3
this radio piece is about our Media Trip to the Greek Island in Sept 2015. There met extraordinary good food and experimental wines. radio report for Deutschlandradio Cologne included
About how to make Pasteli, Melonpie and Honey products radio report for Deutschlandradio Cologne included
About chickpea soup and winemaking on a private vineyard radio report for Deutschlandradio Cologne included
About Syrah homewine and Tuna specialties on the island radio report for Deutschlandradio Cologne included
My first piece is a pre-article for the 10day island hopping tour through the Aegean. I cant wait to visit Paros, Ios, Milos and Alonissos. For me it will be […]
On my latest radio report about Ikaria island, I am telling the story of young Panagiotis, who decided to go back to his family´s roots. He moved from Athens to […]
About my journey to a makedonian vinery and the discovery of one the most delicious proseccos worldwide.
Thessaloniki comes up with new ideas on Tourism. Because of the byzantine influence of the city, more and more tourists wishing to learn more about the byzantine life, churches and […]