Mediterranean Diet: Greeks Heart-Healthy Eating Plan Disclosed

Nutritionists encourage people to focus on the Mediterranean diet, following the traditional dietary patterns that were originally inspired by the countries of Greece and Spain as...

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...

Traditional Dance Festival in Greece Wins European Award

The traditional dance festival "Diamantis Palaiologos" won a European award by the EILEEN (Enhancing Intercultural Learning in European Enterprises) project. The festival, organized for the...

Bride vs. Groom: Greek Wedding Customs Rooted in Gender Wars

Anyone who has seen "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" knows that Greek nuptials are filled with a treasure trove of traditions passed down from...

Greeks Look for Future Inside Coffee Cups

The ancient art of tasseography, or reading the leftover coffee grounds in the cup, is alive and well in Greece and it is a...
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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...

August 480 BC: Leonidas’ Brave 300 Fought the Battle of Thermopylae

The battle of Thermopylae and the valiant fight of 300 intrepid Spartans under the guidance of warrior King Leonidas against 10,000 Persian elite soldiers...

The Fortune-Telling and Fire-Jumping Customs of Klidonas [pics]

One of the most interesting customs of Greece is that of Klidonas, a tradition with ancient roots, that takes place on the feast day...

Why Saint George Name Day Will be Celebrated Later This Year

In Greece, Saint George Day, or Agios Georgios Day, is celebrated on April 23. However, if Easter is after April 23, then it is...

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...

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...

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...

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