The Last Phyllo Master of Rethymno

Hidden in the quiet backstreets of the old town of Rethymno, on the Greek island of Crete, a plethora of long-time gone traditions still...

Karytaina: Greece’s ‘5,000-Drachma Bill Bridge’ (video)

The bridge of Karytaina is widely known as the '5,000-drachma bill bridge' because its image, along with that of the town, was on an...

The Ancient Greek Boy and his Yo-Yo

The very first depiction of a yo-yo is to be found on an ancient Greek vase from the 5th century BC, where a boy...

Greece to Submit Bid to UNESCO for ‘Exile Island’

Greece is preparing to submit an application to UNESCO to recognize the uninhabited island of Makronisos; an island where tens of thousands of political...

Popular Singer Grigoris Bithikotsis Remembered

The passing of Grigoris Bithikotsis on April 7, 2005 marked the end of the era of the great Greek folk singers (laikos tragoudistis) and...

Five Caves Worth Exploring on the Island of Crete

There are hundreds of caves scattered around the Greek island of Crete and all of them are worth a visit, either for their natural...

Greek Museums and Archaeological Sites Shut on Sunday

Special opening hours will apply to museums and archaeological sites throughout Greece during the Easter holiday, according to a Culture Ministry announcement. According to the...

Modern Critics Slam ‘Inhumane’ Greek Easter Lamb Feast

For Greeks, the roasted lamb, slowly cooking on the spit on Easter Sunday, is not only a mouth-watering delicacy but it also part of...

Crete’s Archaeological Site of Aptera (photos)

The archaeological site of Aptera; located on the top of a flat hilltop overlooking the natural bay of Souda, less than 10 kilometers from the...

Greece’s Chios Braced for Traditional Easter Rocket War (video)

The rocket war, one of the most beautiful and dangerous Easter spectacles in Greece, will be revived on Saturday evening on the island of...

AEK’s 1968 Triumph: More Than Just a Game

On April 4, 1968 a Greek sporting triumph took place when AEK won the European Cup in basketball in front of 80,000 spectators at...

Orthodox Greeks and Holy Wednesday

On Holy and Great Wednesday, many Orthodox remember the fact of Christ's anointing with myrrh by a "sinful woman" before his crucifixion. It is...

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