Ouzo: The Greek Drink’s History & Health Benefits

The anise-flavored aperitif that is widely consumed in Greece and Cyprus has been for many years considered to have various medical properties and health...

The Police in Ancient Greece

The term "police" used by modern states to describe the body enforcing the law and maintaining order, comes from Middle French police, in turn...

May 19, Pontian Greek Genocide Remembrance Day

In 1994, May 19 was selected by the Greek parliament as the day to commemorate the Pontian Greek Genocide by the Turks. The Pontic...

The Spare Greek Diet Of WWII

Few Greeks are left to remember what happened 72 years ago this month, when, after the Greek Army repulsed the invading Italians at the...

The First Car Accident in Greece

The first car accident officially recorded in Greece occurred on Sunday, March 4, 1907, at about 11.30 in the morning, on the Syggrou avenue...

Big Trouble In Little Cyprus Over The Ages

Situated at the crossroads of Europe, Asia and Africa, Cyprus has been a meeting point for civilizations over the centuries. The birthplace of Venus...

Tragic End of 1821’s Greek Heroes

The Greek War of Independence commenced in 1821 and waged until 1832 when the Greek free state was finally established under the blessings and...

Greek Clean Monday or Koulouma Customs

Clean Monday is today and people across Greece are dusting off their kites and preparing the famous delicacies of the festive day to take...

Greek Carnival: A Time for Fun

The various carnival traditions and customs around Greece are an excellent opportunity to visit towns and places you would otherwise pass by. This is...

Greek Engagement Customs Favor Fooling Around

Engagement is a commonly used word to describe someone's first declaration of intending to get married to his significant other, but for the people...

Ancient Greek Influences on St. Valentine’s Day

St. Valentine’s Day on February 14th is celebrated among lovers and couples as a day of affection, romantic love and commitment to each other. The...

Greek Carnival: A Hint of Ancient Dionysian Revels

The Apokriés, or Carnival season, is about to begin in Greece once again, and people of all ages are looking forward to disguising themselves in...

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