You Are Here – Thessaloniki

Starbucks You Are Here – Thessaloniki is another mug from Greece, released recently. Thessaloniki is the second-largest city in the country, located on the north shore of the Aegean Sea. As pretty much anything in Greece it has a long history of periods of prosperity as well as periods of wars and occupation. Some of which led to considerable destruction of the city buildings. Nonetheless, it was always a major port and hub of the Kingdom of Macedon then the Roman Empire then the Byzantine Empire then the Ottoman Empire.… Read more

You Are Here – Crete

Starbucks You Are Here – Crete is an island mug rather than city mug if you will. Crete or Kríti is the largest of the Greek islands with a rich history. There are settlements found on the island, which date back to 130,000 years ago. Crete was later the center of the Minoan, Europe’s first advanced civilization (c. 2700–1420 BC) and hence full of myths and legends. Names and characters like Icarus, King Minos, the Minotaur, and even, Atlantis are all coming from Cretan mythology.… Read more

You Are Here – Rhodes

Even though we’ve just witnessed the release of the first BT mug outside of the Americas, YAH series is not over yet. This is Starbucks You Are Here – Rhodes mug from Greece.
Rhodes is the largest of the Dodecanese islands of Greece and is also the island group’s ancient capital. The island and the city have a rich historical past, which you can tell by its old buildings and monuments. Thanks to that and the great climate with long warm summers, it’s a very popular destination for tourists from all around the world.… Read more

You Are Here Ornament – Greece

Here’s Starbucks You Are Here Ornament Greece which is a copy of the bigger mug, just smaller and with the string, which is one of the shades of green (the avocado or fern green). These are some elements from the mug: sun, mountains, olive tree, Temple of Apollo (Ancient Corinth). The last, but not the least is the amphora – Achilles slaying Penthesilea, signed by Exekias, c. 530 BCE. It is now stored in the British Museum, London.
As a reminder, there was also the Christmas Edition of the full-size mug.… Read more

You Are Here – Greece

Finally, the anticipated Mediterranean YAH is here! Yes, I am talking about Starbucks You Are Here Greece mug. What do you guys think of it? To be honest with you, I am not impressed at all. It seems like Starbucks is running out of ideas for YAH collection. Similar to recent Germany mug, the new release has very little details. Apart from the sun, mountains (Mount Lycabettus probably) and an olive tree, there are only 3 other elements:
– Temple of Apollo (Ancient Corinth) – built in the 7th century.… Read more

You Are Here – Mykonos

There were some speculations about Corfu store reopening and I kind of expected a Corfu YAH to come out. Even though people wanted a re-release of Corfu Icon, I knew it will be YAH. I guess everyone was wrong since Starbucks surprised us with You Are Here Mykonos mug instead.
What can I say about that mug? It’s Greece – so lots of sun, sea and white houses with blue windows covering mountains and hills. It’s beautiful and everyone should visit Greece at least once in a lifetime.… Read more

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