Giant Mushroom Discovered on Greece’s Crete (photos)

A massive mushroom weighting 3.9 kg (8.6 pounds) has been discovered near a mountain top on the Greek island of Crete. Experts say that it...

Greek Breakfast vs American Breakfast: Which is Better?

It's the most important meal of the the day and thousands of tourists -- especially from the U.S., will be trying a traditional Greek...

Favorite Ways to Eat Olive Oil: Ideas from Greece

What is your favorite way to use olive oil? A typical Greek eats more of this healthy liquid gold than anyone else in the...
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Foodies Alert: 5 Best Traditional Santorini Dishes to Try

When tourists visit the Greek island of Santorini, they are often surprised by the unique traditional dishes that are served by the locals at...

Greek Island Gets Set for Lesvos Ouzo Fest 2018

Revelers are getting ready for this weekend's Lesvos Ouzo Fest 2018 which promises fans of Greece's iconic tipple an event not to be forgotten. On...

Greece’s Ice Cream Sellers of Days Gone By – A Profession that Disappeared (Photos)

Greeks are ice cream fanatics and their passion for the cold, sweet treat dates back to a simpler time when the ice cream vendors...

Why Did Ancient Greeks Recline to Eat and Drink?

Surviving images in potteries, frescos, wine cups and sculptures depict ancient Greeks reclining to one side to eat, drink and chat with friends. Reclining and...

What is the National Dish of Greece?

This may or may not surprise you - there is more than one national dish of Greece. That's right, while many countries single in...
Harvest of Vidiano variety (Photo courtesy Stelios Klados).

Crete’s Rethymno Proclaimed European Wine City 2018

Rethymno was officially proclaimed European Wine City – Dyonisos 2018 by Recevin, the European Network of Wine Cities. The network is formed by the...

Vegan Diet Plants Deep Roots in Greek Food

By Heini-Sofia Alavuo Adopting a plant-based diet is a huge trend across the globe, especially in Europe. As people around the world become more environmentally and...
Young olive trees on Mount Olympus, with water in the background

Out of Crisis, Back to Tradition: The Story of Nature Blessed Greek Olive Oil

In 2013, after decades in business, Ioanna Damianaki's liquid-fuel distribution company was struggling through the Greek economic crisis. Profits were down due to a decrease...

Greek Restaurants Open Kitchens to Refugee Chefs

To mark World Refugee Day on Wednesday, local restaurants in Athens have opened their kitchens to refugee chefs to create a unique culinary experience. Through...

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