Financial Times Food & Travel, March 2008

An olive grove with gnarled trees, some planted 1500 years ago, Levendis is a hillside landscaped into a beautiful organic garden looking out to white cliffs with fingers of green scrub reaching down to the improbably blue Ionian sea. The view is timeless and the peace is overwhelming..... Odysseus spent seven years ensnared by the goddess Calypso. She asked him why he wouldn't accept her offer of immortality and eternal youth. He replied that he wanted to get back to Ithaca.