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Greek Traditional Games for Children

A long time ago, children in Greece used to gather out on the streets or in parks and play games. Games that involved physical play...

Are Worry Beads a Part of Greek Tradition?

By Konstantinos Menzel Worry beads (in Greek kombolói) are considered to be the evolution of Orthodox prayer beads. Their history, according to the experts specialized...

Greek Traditional Masks Exhibited At Byzantine Museum of Veroia

(Original Story in Greek By Ingka Athanasiadou) Seventy Greek traditional masks will be presented at the Byzantine Museum of Veroia in Greece. Masquerades in Greece...

Prince Charles Hails Traditions of Greek Orthodox Church (video)

Prince Charles met the head of Greece’s Orthodox Church Archbishop Ieronymos on Thursday during the second day of his official visit to Greece. Ieronymos briefed...

Wreaths and Fire Jumping: Greek May Day Traditions

May Day in Greece has its roots in ancient times as a celebration of Spring. According to tradition, May was named after the Roman goddess...

Greeks Celebrate Easter with Timeless Traditions

Easter in Greece is full of old traditions and customs, followed faithfully throughout the decades, making the season a colorful one amid the mourning...

Greek Holy Monday Traditions and Beliefs

The first of the seven days leading up to Easter Sunday is upon us and for those who have been fasting over Lent, the...

Greek Court Rejects Turkish Servicemen’s Extradition

A Greek appeals court rejected for a third time on Friday an appeal by Turkey seeking the extradition of eight former servicemen who fled to...

Greek Court Postpones Turkey Extradition Case

  A Greek court on Tuesday postponed a ruling on extraditing a terror suspect -- one of a group of nine detained late last year...

Ten Traditional Greek Villages Waiting to be Explored

  When we think about Greece the most common images which spring into our minds will probably be those of pristine beaches, breathtaking sunsets on...

Greek Court Approves Extradition of FYROM Wiretapping Suspects

A Greek court in Thessaloniki has approved a FYROM request for the extradition of two former secret police employees linked to the wiretapping scandal...

Epiphany: A Greek Orthodox Celebration Rich in Tradition

Epiphany is one of the most sacred Greek Orthodox celebrations, rich in Christian traditions that also date back to ancient times. Epiphany, also Theofania or...

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