The Ghosts of Athens Christmas Past in All their Vintage Glory

Nostalgia may be a way to avoid today's challenges and yes, perhaps glorification of the past is as fake as some of our memories,...

Excavations in Cyprus show Contact with Neighbours in Neolithic Times

Archaeologists in Cyprus discovered a number of objects near the towns of Paphos, that reveal contact between Cyprus and inhabitants of other coasts in...

Dekemvriana: Greek Civil War’s Ground Zero, in December 1944

On December 3, 1944, one of the bloodiest and most polarizing incidents in the history of the 20th century Greek civil war occurred in...

Pontians Celebrate in 13th Pan-Hellenic Festival of Pontian Dances (video)

The 13th Pan-Hellenic Festival of Pontian Dances; organized by the Pan-Pontian Federation of Greece and the Association of Pontian Societies of Southern Greece and...

The History and Tradition of Greek Zeibekiko Dance

It is difficult to dance the zeibekiko, mainly because it has no set steps, no particular rhythm. It requires an inner intensity, because it...

Town of Trikala Claims Highest Christmas Tree in Greece (photos)

The town of Trikala, Thessaly, central Greece has laid claim to the highest natural Christmas tree in Greece. Standing at a height of 33 meters,...

Timelapse Captures Fog Blanket in Meteora, Greece (video)

Meteora is a rock formation that is home to 24 monasteries. A blanket of fog could be seen moving through Meteora, Greece, on December 1.  Minh...

Fine Awaits Greek Professional Drivers Giving the ‘Moutza’

Greek media report, that the authorities are trying to stomp out the insulting gesture of the "moutza", at least when driving. It is reported, that...

Chestnuts: A Very Greek Winter Delicacy

In winter, roast-chestnut street stalls are a common sight in Greek cities. The seller has a little portable brazier, a whole heap of roasted...

Relief for Greeks: ‘The EU is Not Banning Gyros or Kebab’

The European Commission has denied reports it plans to ban gyros and kebab. A spokesperson reacted to the media reports on the use of phosphates...

Comics Convention Athens-Con Kicks-off on the Weekend

AthensCon 2017, Greece's biggest comics and pop culture convention, is opening its doors on Saturday at the former Tae-kwon-do stadium in Palaio Faliro, to...

Greek Gyros in Jeopardy after Potential EU Kebab Ban

The gyros, the most popular fast-food delicacy of Greeks around the world, may be in danger after an EU Parliament vote to ban phosphate...

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