Olympic Games in Ancient Greece were Not Free of Corruption

Bribery, cheating and overall corruption have often tarnished the image of the Olympic Games in the past few decades. However, the famous "Olympic Spirit"...

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...

Skyros Faltaits Museum Offers Seminars on Traditional Life and Crafts

The Faltaits Museum on the Sporadic island of Skyros, which houses unique collections of tools and utensils of primary and secondary traditional economy, announced...

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...

The Haunting Legend of the Walking Dead Vrykolakas on Mykonos

Let's talk walking dead for a minute. In case you were unaware, before the Age of Enlightenment in the 18th century, there were creatures...

‘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...

Two New Regional Museums – Chios Mastic and Ioannina Silversmithing

Greece's cultural heritage will be showcased with two new museums that promote the country's uniqueness by casting the spotlight on its products. The Chios Mastic...

Celebrate the New Year in Traditional Greek Style

New Year's Eve has always involved rituals related to celebrating life, the joy of witnessing another year and good luck and prosperous wishes for...

Greeks Gamble on New Year’s Eve for Good Luck

For many Greeks, the new year will not go well if they don't play cards on New Year's Eve. And if they do play...

Why Superstitious Greeks Fear Tuesday the 13th

When it comes to fearful dates, Friday the 13th is considered a bad luck day for most of the world. However, Greeks beg to...

The ‘Tsarouchi,’ a Symbol of Greek Bravery and Freedom

When one thinks of Greece's War of Independence in 1821 and the great heroes like Kolokotronis and Karaiskakis, they would inevitably think of the...

What Do Greeks Have Against Tuesday the 13th?

Like the Anglo-Saxons consider Friday the 13th a bad luck day, Greeks have branded Tuesday the 13th as a day you'd rather stay home...

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