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Best Greek Gift Ideas for this Holiday Season

There’s nothing better than a holiday gift so as to show love and affection to those you care for. It might sound difficult to...

Christmas Tree Lights Up in Athens

The Christmas season officially kicked off in Athens on Tuesday after city mayor Giorgos Kaminis lit up the Christmas tree in Syntagma square, shortly...

More than 220 Christmas Events Planned in Athens

More than 220 events have been planned in the City of Athens for the 2017 holiday season, starting with the lighting of the Christmas...

Five Really Cool Christmas Traditions in Greece! [Videos and Photos]

There are tons of unique ways to spend your Christmas holiday in Greece, from visiting the small hillside villages to island hopping those sleepier-than-usual...

Christmas Fun at the Athens National Observatory in Thissio

The Athens National Observatory in Thissio will observe the Christmas holidays this year with a series of events and activities aimed at young and...

Trimming Xmas: Greek Holiday Spending Shrinks a Little Bit More

Deloitte's 31st annual holiday survey of consumer spending intentions and trends found that the average European will spend 517 euros on this Christmas, noting...

The Most Peculiar Greek Vasilopita Recipe Contains Meat!

The New Year's cake -- commonly known as vasilopita -- recipe varies depending on the place of origin. It is not always sweet which...

Romantic Getaway Destinations for New Year’s Day in Greece

Greece is known world-wide for its beautiful and hot summers, the crystal clear seas and amazing beaches. However, there are several holiday villages and...

The Ancient Greek Roots of Christmas

Christmas is the most important - and perhaps the most treasured - celebration of Christianity filled with joy and love. Countries around the world...

Greek, Turkish Cypriot Leaders Issue First Joint Christmas Message

President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades and the Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci stood side by side on television Thursday to send their first-ever joint...

Christmas in Athens 55 Years Ago

In December 1960, Athens was clean, shiny and wore its Christmas lights and decorations with gusto. Two great photographers, Costas Balafas and Dimitris Harisiadis captured...

The Etymological Roots of Melomakarona and Kourambiedes

Melomakarona and kourambiedes are two Greek desserts that scream Christmas. Dimitris Stathakopoulos, professor of historical sociology at Panteion University, in Athens, gathered data and...

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