Are You a “Real Greek?”

Real Greek

If you have doubts about how Greek you are, then you have to read the following list with all the characteristics of a “real Greek.” If most of them sound familiar to you then… you are definitely Greek.  This rather funny list has been circulating on Greek websites and it includes some truths we would never confirm.

  • You are jogging for 5 miles and then take the elevator to the 1st floor.
  • You say good morning at 3 p.m in the afternoon and good evening in 1 a.m. at night.
  • You never have dinner before 10p.m.
  •  You eat breakfast before going to bed.
  • Your first hangover was when you were 5 years old… your dad/uncle/grandfather gave you  whiskey, because you wanted to try it.
  • At least five times a year you must pull yourself to the local bus station, to receive a package sent by your family and may include oil,  honey, feta, oregano, mountain tea, olives and lemons.
  • You get all dressed up to go for coffee, but you start a fight with the bouncer of the club because he won’t let you in wearing  flip flops.
  • In your neighborhood, there is at least one road called Eleftherios Venizelos.
  • You think 27 (C) degrees is cold.
  • Whenever you travel abroad you wonder how people live without a “periptero” (kiosk).
  • You always think tourists are funny.
  • And you teach them how to say “malaka”.
  • You haven’t been in a bus for ten years.
  • You know everything about recycling, but you have never seen a recycling trashcan.
  • If you call simultaneously  for “souvlakia” and an ambulance, your delivery will arrive first.
  • On every table you sit there is a pack of Marlboro Lights.
  • You have a great chance to dive into a traffic jam on 6 a.m. on Sunday.
  • You get pissed when you have to wake up early on Saturday because the shops in Greece close at 3 p.m.
  • You clap when you are on an airplane landing.
  • Your car costs more than 60,000 euros but you refuse to pay 5 euros to the valet, because you think it’s too much.
  • You wonder why frappe isn’t internationally recognised.
  •  Your favorite hobby when traveling abroad, is to look for other Greeks.
  •  You can spot Albanians ‘by their looks ‘ .
  •  You think it’s normal to live with your parents at the age of 30 or to be 25 and never earned a penny.
  • You fast but with different terms each time .
  • You know a lot of confidential state secrets that if revealed world history must be rewritten.
  •  You also know details about celebrities’ lifes (eg “she is a sex addict, he is gay and he is having an affair with him, the other has cancer and is about to die.”)
  • You are sure that bad luck has been proven scientifically.
  • You never have money for basic items,  but always for luxury goods .
  • You hate civil servants, but your dream is to become one .
  • You are a descendent of Alexander the Great .
  • You’re proud of your village but you believe it’s neglected by the State.
  •  You double-park to buy cigarettes closing the street, but you get upset when somebody else does exactly the same.
  • You go to the gym but smoke a pack of cigarettes a day.
  • When you stop at the traffic lights you have your hand ready on the horn.
  • Your grandmother puts a “semedaki” (doily) on top of the computer screen.
  • You wonder about the use of pedestrian crossings (zebra crossings).

What are some of the Greek characteristics you would like to add to the list? Let us know in our comments section. 


  1. To any actual Greeks here…

    Please notice thes8niki pathetic attempts to discredit me do not dismiss any of my points. Here is an obvious SKopian posing as “Proud-Greek-Gypsima”. This is on a thread The8niki participated on .

    As usual thes8niki said absolutely nothing to condemn the Skopian’s racist rhetoric and ridiculously attempts to insinuate there are no Skopians trolling this website or that I am one (according to genius thes8niki my plan is to reveal the existence of myself)

    “We Gyspies are indigenious more than any one else pretending to be so….Tell me about 2 million ‘Turko-sporois’ that came from Anatolia in 1923…..That way they were called by Greek newspapers at the time.
    Also Vlachs, Arvanirtas, Pomaks, Turks and so on…..
    Which one is Greek now……
    Shame on you racist scum..”

    You don’t have to trust me or agree with everything I say but to the Greeks concerned about Hellenism (whatever you political party) but please don’t trust thes8niki. He’s antihellenic.

  2. Bigot Alert=Proud-Greek-Gypsima=crackpots=actualgreek=george and so on and so forth

    notice you’re the only one on that thread, not even the GDs, who claim that person, who is you of course, is skopian. IT TAKES ONE TO KNOW ONE

    apparently i’ve been condemning the one and only skopian on this site, YOU, who creates various handles to create drama and troll.

    are you mad because i blew your cover? are you going to get banned again?

    how can one trust you with all your aliases?

  3. Dear Sherlock Holmes, your attacks against me doesn’t change the fact you keep trying to downplay Skopian’s changing ids on this website. Nor does it dismiss the fact you repeatedly say nothing to condemn their racist rhetoric towards Greeks.

    Again, here is a thread for any actual Greeks to see. Proud-Greek-Gypsima is an obvious Skopian posing as Roma. thes8niki… as usual… says nothing to condemn him. According to thes8niki.there are no Skopians on this website. Its all a figment of our imagination. Ask yourselvs why would he argue such an absurd thing?

  4. you are the skopian changing ids though

    it’s not absurd as i laid out all the evidence

    how long until you get banned again?

  5. According to you I am a Skopian. Clearly you a master of logic. My plan is to reveal the existence of Skopians on this website.

    All your attempts to discredit me don’t do an iota to disprove what I say about you. Any Greek can check. You say essentially nothing to condemn Skopians and only rant about Greeks on this website. No amount of red herrings will change that fact. No amount of evasions will change the observation you keep trying to downplay the obvious that Skopians haunting this website.

    Again where were you when this Skopian “Proud-Greek-Gypsima” was calling us “Turkoi Sporoi”? Why did you just ridiculously attempt to suggest he was Turkish or Roma? Why do you claim to be against racism than say absolutely nothing to condemn the constant racist rhetoric by Skopians?

  6. I am a Skopian that has been banned. You are truly a marvel of logic. You figured me out. Pointing out that Skopians are changing ids and trash taking Greeks on this website is all part of my dastardly plan against Greeks. To what ends, only geniuses like you can understand.

    Now why don’t you explain to any actual Greeks here why is it you are never to be found when Skopians rant racist rhetoric towards Greeks on this website? Why is you ridiculously claim there are no Skopians trolling this website? (other than me of course).

    Are you a Skopian or just a bigoted fool?

  7. Its fun watching you accuse other posters of being me. Keep up the good work. The more people you unfairly accuse, the more posters realize just how incompetent and paranoid you are.

    I would point out to any actual Greeks here that you still haven’t explained to anyone why is it you say nothing to condemn racist rhetoric by Skopians that troll this website? Why do you even have the audactity to pretend they don’t exist? Are you a Skopian playing us or just antihellenic and slow witted?

  8. Your avatar says a lot about you. You seem to have an unhealthy obsession with Jews.

    You know being a Greek patriotdoes not require the foreign ideology of fascism. Hellenism is not a synonym for fascism. Rather than waste your life demonizing Jews, why not put your energy into preserving Hellenism? Or don’t you care about Hellenism? Are you Greek?

  9. “Your avatar says a lot about you. You seem to have an unhealthy obsession with Jews.”

    My avatar is tongue in cheek.

    “Hellenism is not a synonym for fascism”

    Fascism is an economic model; and can be embraced by any nation — just like Socialism or capitalism.

    “Rather than waste your life demonizing Jews, why not put your energy into preserving Hellenism?”

    I wish to preserve Hellenism; which is why I support Golden Dawn.

    “Are you Greek?”

    I’m White; and that’s all that matters.


  10. Despite a tsunami of anti-Golden Dawn propaganda by the political-media establishment in Greece, Golden Dawn remains Greece’s 3rd most popular party. Golden Dawn has too many committed supporters, and a considerable section of the Greek electorate refuses to drop it’s support for Golden Dawn.

    Greek journalist, Aris Spinos, confessed that he quit his job as a TV presenter on a Greek TV station because he ‘received orders’ to publish falsified poll results. According to him the numbers of Golden Dawn were cut in half in order to make it look as if the party is not growing.
    Spinos said that he would rather sell shoes in the market than deliberately spread lies on television. Other similar cases have been reported.

  11. “Our race is the Master Race. We Jews are divine gods on this planet. We are as different from the inferior races as they are from insects. In fact, compared to our race, other races are beasts and animals, cattle at best. Other races are considered as human excrement. Our destiny is to rule over the inferior races. Our earthly kingdom will be ruled by our leader with a rod of iron. The masses will lick our feet and serve us as our slaves.”

    – Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin in a speech to the Knesset quoted in Begin and the Beasts,” New Statesman, June 25, 1982 by Amnon Kapeliouk