Lesvos to Present the Best of Greek Food

The Greek island of Lesvos is one of the richest gastronomic crossroads in the country, bearing cultural traces in all its the flavors. It is...

Thousands Watch Spectacular Display of Epirus Culture in Athens (video)

Thousands of people turned up on Sunday at an indoor arena in Piraeus, south of Athens, to watch a spectacular display of Epirus culture. The...

Clean Monday Customs Turn Greece into Giant Party (videos)

    Clean Monday, the day that brings the carnival season to a close was full of celebrations all across Greece, turning the country into one...

Greeks Fly Clean Monday Kites as Lent Begins

For Greek Orthodox Christians, Clean Monday marks the beginning of the 40-day fast before Easter; tradition dictates that the faithful start abstaining from eating...

Valentine’s Day: The Greek Roots of the Saint of Love

Was Saint Valentine Greek? Although much of the historical Valentine's life is somewhat obscure, a community of Catholics on Lesvos has told Greek Reporter...

‘Martis’ Bracelets Mark Arrival of Greek Spring

Greeks are preparing to welcome spring by celebrating an ancient annual custom with the tradition of Martis where both adults and children adorn themselves...

The Heartbreaking Prank Behind Patras’ Greek Carnival (video)

  A poor Greek woman's dire need to marry and her humiliation by callous neighbors has created a carnival custom which has lasted for over...

Sizzling “Tsiknopempti” Customs Across Greece

Even though Greeks consume a lot of meat, this Thursday millions will follow the custom of Tsiknopempti and eat even more. Enough, tradition says,...

Crete’s Rethymno Celebrates Colorful Greek Carnival (Photos and Video)

It all started back in 1914 and ever since, year after year, the Cretan city of Rethymno hosts a traditional carnival celebration like no...

Cretans Ride Horses to Macedonia Rally in Thessaloniki

Cretans are well-known for their unique cultural habits and life-long customs. This time, a group of them decided to take their horses along with...
The Valley is located at Thespies, in Boeotia, part of the region of Central Greece. As a matter of fact, the earliest known records of the Nine Muses are from Boeotia, the homeland of Hesiod.

A Visit to Greece’s Valley of the Muses

  The eastern slopes of Mount Helicon have been witnesses to the history of the Valley of the Muses, the site of an ancient Greek...

Blessing of the Oranges Custom Observed in Argos

The custom of the blessing of the oranges was observed again this year in Argos, Peloponnese, along with the tradition of the blessing of...

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