Test Drive: 2019 Porsche Cayenne Turbo

Trekking across Crete in the luxury SUV's three forthcoming versions

by Jaclyn Trop The German language has a way of using one word where English needs five. “Stimmig,” Porsche’s director of exterior design and styling Peter Varga uses to describe the 2019 Porsche Cayenne. It invokes a snug fit of disparate elements—a sense of harmony or cohesion that runs from nose to rear. “For me, personally, it’s an iconic car,” Varga said through a German …

Forlane 6 Studio’s Subaquatic Eco-Fiction

An exhibition, "This Side of Paradise," hosted under the sea and captured in photographs

With “This Side of Paradise,” layer upon layer of creative exploration united for an underwater experience that lives on through photography. French-born artists Hortense Le Calvez and Mathieu Goussin (known as Forlane 6 Studio) built temporary wooden structures—arrows, trees and more—which they carefully placed into the Aegean Sea near their home in Hydra Island, Greece. This itself was a temporary exhibition known as “Disoriented,” and …

A 2000-Year-Old Brass Computer

In a 2000-year-old shipwreck off the coast of the Greek island Antikythera, scientists discovered the oldest known example of a computer—a complex, computational device that predicted astrological events along a calendar year. This ancient hybrid clock/calculator, known as the Antikythera mechanism, featured brass gears and dials built from mathematical ratios. While discovered 115 years ago, it wasn’t until 1959 that Princeton science historian Derek J. …

Word of Mouth: Thessaloniki, Greece

Slowing down and soaking in the relaxed culture of this beautiful seaside city

Located on the country’s Northern coast and populated by a laid-back, gregarious bunch of Mediterranean party animals, Greece’s second city has a lot of fun on offer. Despite being in the midst of one of the worst financial crises in Europe, the people of Thessaloniki are not letting money troubles drag them down. Thessaloniki is definitely an easy place to enjoy life; with a backdrop …

Stoupakis Chios Homeric Mastiha Liqueur

A refreshing aperitif distilled on the only island where its source tree is located

Mastic trees flourish on the Greek island of Chios. In fact, it’s one of the only places in the world where these trees are found, despite repeated attempts at growing them elsewhere. Natives of Chios have long used the trees’ aromatic sap (called mastiha) for baking. Today, it’s still found in breads, ice cream and other sweets, lending a specific signature elasticity to baked goods. …