Why Do Greeks Eat Hake on March 25th?

Tradition calls for Greeks, every year on the anniversary of March 25th, to have hake with garlic dip for their family dinner. The reason behind...

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...

Clean Monday Traditions: Greek Recipes and How to Make Your Own Kite [video]

Clean Monday, also known as Ash Monday, marks the beginning of the 40-day Easter Fast as well as the end of the Carnival. The fast lasts...

Corfu Turns Into 18th Century Venice for the Carnival

Corfu will be transformed into a 18th century Venice for the Carnival season once again and the island will be full of counts, dukes,...

Crete’s Own Saint of Love

February 14th is the globally celebrated day of Saint Valentine, the day of lovers. Millions of stores around the world are lavishly dressed in...

The Ancient Greek Roots of Christmas

Christmas is the most important - and perhaps the most treasured - celebration of Christianity filled with joy and love. Countries around the world...

Christmas in Athens 55 Years Ago

In December 1960, Athens was clean, shiny and wore its Christmas lights and decorations with gusto. Two great photographers, Costas Balafas and Dimitris Harisiadis captured...

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...

13 Spooky ‘Friday the 13th’ Facts & Myths

Friday the 13th, also known as "Black Friday," is considered a spooky day by the majority of people in the Western world as it...

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...

Historic Shop in Arcadia is Two Centuries Old; Considered Oldest Shop in Greece

Konstantinos (Kostas) Kanakis, along with his wife Calliope, are the owners of a historic shop situated on the main road of Leonidio in Arcadia,...

The Uniquely Greek Kiosks Soon to Become History

The renowned Greek kiosks that used to be found in every street corner selling newspapers, cigarettes, candy, soft drinks and other goods, are soon...

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