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...

Epiphany: A Greek Orthodox Celebration Rich in Tradition

Epiphany is one of the most sacred Greek Orthodox celebrations, rich in Christian traditions that also date back to ancient times. Epiphany, also Theofania or...

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...

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...

Greek Christmas Customs of Asia Minor

Most people who live in Thrace and Eastern Macedonia have roots from Asia Minor. Today, the descendants follow the customs that their refugee ancestors brought...
Christmas traditions in Greece

Five Christmas Traditions Unique to Greece

  In current days and mostly in big cities, Christmas in Greece very much resembles the holiday celebrations from other areas in the world. Massive...

Dolihos: A New 255Km Greek Long Distance Race for 2018

Any runner with a desire to run a long distance race in Greece has a range of choices (Athens Marathon, Spartathlon), all with historic...

Dance of Zalongo and the Self-Sacrifice of Greek Women

The Dance of Zalongo is considered to be a monumental act of bravery and defiance against the Ottoman rulers by the women of Epirus,...
Cretan boots for adults and for kids. These boots are part of the Cretan men traditional costume.

The Last Bootmakers of Crete (photos)

  The Greek island of Crete has undergone recurrent conquests and occupations over the centuries. Other than the best-known civilizations ruling the island, such as...

Syrtaki: The Greek Dance Designed for Hollywood (video)

Most people believe that the syrtaki (συρτάκι) is a traditional Greek dance going back to the early 20th century. The millions of tourists who...

Thessaloniki Mayor Deliberately Absent from Student Parade

The deliberate absence of mayor Yiannis Boutaris from the officials podium was the main topic of statements in the traditional Oct.26 student parade in...

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...

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