Greek Faithful Rush to See “Miracle Snakes” of Panagia in Kefalonia (video)

Hundreds of Greek Orthodox believers rushed once again this year to Markopoulo, in the island of Kefalonia to worship and watch the "Virgin Mary...

Pop Star Ronan Keating with Fashion Model Wife and Infant in Corfu

Former Boyzone member and solo pop star Ronan Keating, along with his wife, fashion model Storm and their three month old baby, are soaking...

Fifth Ouzo Festival in Lesvos Successfully Concluded

Lesvos island held its annual Ouzo Festival, an event dedicated to the world-renowned Greek spirit, attracting a large crowd of both tourists and island...

Most Famous Greek Song Worldwide Penned by Sponge-Diver (video)

In the 1970s, "Darla Dirladada" was the most famous Greek song even though it was sung in several other languages. It was written by...

Why Do Greeks Roast a Whole Lamb on the Spit on Easter Sunday

The picture of a whole lamb slowly turning on the spit over charcoal and the smell that accompanies it spells Easter Sunday for Greek...

Why Greeks Make Tsoureki on Easter

Tsoureki (τσουρέκι in Greek) is the traditional sweet bread Greeks make every year on Holy Thursday and eat it on Easter Sunday. Early in the...

On Tsiknopempti All of Greece Eats Grilled Meat

Today, Thursday, "Tsiknopempti" is here and all over Greece everyone is eating meat. Tsiknopempti marks the official start of the carnival festivities. The day is...

Greeks Welcome Spring with the Ancient Tradition of Martis

Greeks are preparing to welcome the spring by celebrating an ancient annual custom this March with the tradition of “Martis" where both adults and children...

Patras Carnival Commences with Thousands Attending (video)

The 2017 Patras Carnival commenced on Saturday at Agios Georgios Square as fireworks lit the night sky and thousands of people celebrated until the...

New Year’s Custom of Momogeroi Revived in Thessaloniki (video)

The old New Year's Eve ritual of Momogeroi was enacted in central Thessaloniki on Saturday afternoon, with hundreds of people in costume celebrating the...

Ancient Greek Good Luck Charms for the New Year

Γούρι (Gouri) in Greek means both good luck and good luck charm. Objects and practices that attract good luck are ancient customs that have...
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Video: The Whistled Greek Language (and how it can be lost forever)

The whistled language, which locals call "Sfyria" from the Greek word Sfyrizo (whistle), is the unique characteristic of the mountain village of Antia, in...

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