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"...

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...

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...

Pomegranates, Onions and Other Greek New Year’s Eve Customs

New Year's celebrations in Greece include some customs and superstitions that may seem strange, but they go back ages. The big difference in celebrations...

Vlogger’s Video “The DON’Ts of Visiting Greece” Goes Viral

Now here's something both useful and funny for first-time visitors to Greece. University of Illinois professor and travel vlogger Mark Wolters posted a video...

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...

Unique Easter Traditions That Revive in Greece Each Year

Easter is celebrated in highly devout atmosphere, across every corner of Greece. It is a glorious day for Greeks since the resurrection of Christ coincides...
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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...

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...

Greek Atheists Lambast State for Paying ‘Holy Light’ Transport Costs

The Atheist Union of Greece lambasted the Greek government for paying the 'Holy Light' transport costs from Israel to Greece on Easter weekend amidst...

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...

Hundreds of Muslims Covered in Blood During Public Ritual in Piraeus

Hundreds of Shia Muslims gathered in Piraeus, Saturday, October 24, to commemorate the holy day of Ashura, mourning the martyrdom of Husayn ibn Ali, the grandson of...

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