Greek Holy Synod Against Use of “Macedonia” in FYROM Name

Although the Greek church insists on the absence of the term "Macedonia" in a future FYROM name, the Holy Synod said, according to Greek...

Hidden Crypts Discovered at Famous Monastery of St. John on Patmos Island

The complex that houses the grotto where tradition says Saint John wrote the Book of Revelation and his Gospel, on the eastern Aegean island...

Turkey ‘Concerned’ Over Greek Changes to Islamic Law in Thrace

Turkey on Thursday said it views new Greek legislation which changes the way Islamic law is implemented among the country’s Muslim minority with “concern”. In...

Greek PM Tsipras Limits Sharia Law in Western Thrace

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, on Wednesday, announced a bill that will set limits to the jurisdiction of Islamic Sharia law in the region of...

Government to Introduce Bill Making Mufti Islamic Jurists Optional for Muslims

Prime minister Alexis Tsipras said his administration would pass legislation to allow Muslim litigants to opt for a Greek court to resolve family disputes,...

Greek Holy Spring Under Istanbul Restaurant

Istanbul’s Asian-side district of Moda has always been a popular draw for many city dwellers. Largely middle-class and secular, it offers pleasant walks, hip...
On December 15 the Greek Orthodox faith celebrates Agios Eleftherios, and that day is also the only day during the year wheve it is possible to visit Fortress of Intzedin, in Crete. Inside the fortress there is a small church built in honour to the saint.

The Church in Crete Which Can Only be Visited Once a Year

  On December 15, the Greek Orthodox faith celebrates Agios Eleutherios, and it is also the only day of the year when people can visit the Fortress...

Thrace Mufti Election Issue Causes Greek Government Confusion

The election of the local Mufti by Muslims in Thrace was one of the contentious issues stressed by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during...

Religious Tourism Booms in Greece: The Island of Patmos

  Religious tourism is a growing slice of the touristic industry. It’s a kind of tourism that can either strengthen personal faith or help discover...

The Greek Custom of Vasilopita and the Lucky Coin for the New Year

The story of the Greek Orthodox custom of the Vasilopita with the lucky coin inside, begins in Asia Minor, and more specifically in the city...

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