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...

Greek Watermill Wins Conservation Category in Europa Nostra Awards

Winners of the 2016 Europa Nostra Awards to honor cultural heritage were announced at the Zarzuela Theater in Madrid. The Greek Traditional Watermill in...

Folklore Tradition of Fire-Walkers in Greece, Celebrating Saint Constantine and Saint Helen [video]

This weekend from May 21 through May 23 the unusual ancient folklore and legend of fire-walking lives on in Greece. Dating back to Pagan times,...

Anzac Maori Haka Dance on Crete in Memory of Battle of 42nd Street [Video]

New Zealanders and Australians took part in the unveiling of a monument dedicated to Australians, New Zealanders and Maori who fought at Tsikalaria, Crete,...

Panagia Soumela Holy Icon Worship at Greek Defense Ministry

Defense Minister Panos Kammenos is opening the doors of the ministry to those who want to worship the holy icon of Panagia Soumela held...

Easter With Hot-Air Balloons: A Unique Greek Spectacle

Several regions in Greece adopt the tradition of hot-air balloons for Easter - a tradition that turn the night into a marvelous and colorful spectacle. The...

‘Botides’: Corfu’s Unique Holy Saturday Tradition

As every Holy Saturday morning, the Greek island of Corfu was packed again by locals and tourists who came to attend the "Botides" tradition that takes...

Greek Island Will Celebrate Easter Without Rocket War [video]

On the Greek island of Chios the locals have a tradition to fire up (literally) the Easter celebration by holding the famous Vrontados "Rocket...

Koulouria: A Traditional Greek Easter Dessert [video]

Koulouria, also known as koulourakia, is a Greek top pastry for Easter season, as they are both suitable for people who fast, as well...

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...

Why Greeks Dye Eggs Red for Easter

One of the oldest Easter traditions of Greek Orthodox Christians are the red dyed eggs, which are associated with the crucifixion and resurrection of...

Greek and Turkish Folk Dances With Common Origins, Still Popular Today

Many Greek folk dances go way back to the days of the Byzantine Empire, and as a result are still very popular among Turkish...

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