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Greek Traditional Games for Children

A long time ago, children in Greece used to gather out on the streets or in parks and play games. Games that involved physical play...

Are Worry Beads a Part of Greek Tradition?

By Konstantinos Menzel Worry beads (in Greek kombolói) are considered to be the evolution of Orthodox prayer beads. Their history, according to the experts specialized...

Greek Traditional Masks Exhibited At Byzantine Museum of Veroia

(Original Story in Greek By Ingka Athanasiadou) Seventy Greek traditional masks will be presented at the Byzantine Museum of Veroia in Greece. Masquerades in Greece...

Greek Court Approves French Extradition Request for Russian Bitcoin Accused

Russian national Alexander Vinnik, accused of laundering $4 billion through Bitcoin crypto-currency exchange in the U.S., could be extradited to France after a Greek court...
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 Court Approves Extradition of Turkish Terror Suspect: Reports

Turkish media have reported that a Greek court has ruled for the extradition of a suspected ultra-left terrorist to Turkey. Hurriyet Daily News, citing a state-run...

Prince Charles Hails Traditions of Greek Orthodox Church (video)

Prince Charles met the head of Greece’s Orthodox Church Archbishop Ieronymos on Thursday during the second day of his official visit to Greece. Ieronymos briefed...

Wreaths and Fire Jumping: Greek May Day Traditions

May Day in Greece has its roots in ancient times as a celebration of Spring. According to tradition, May was named after the Roman goddess...

Greeks Celebrate Easter with Timeless Traditions

Easter in Greece is full of old traditions and customs, followed faithfully throughout the decades, making the season a colorful one amid the mourning...

Greek Holy Monday Traditions and Beliefs

The first of the seven days leading up to Easter Sunday is upon us and for those who have been fasting over Lent, the...

Greek Court Rejects Turkish Servicemen’s Extradition

A Greek appeals court rejected for a third time on Friday an appeal by Turkey seeking the extradition of eight former servicemen who fled to...

Greek Court Postpones Turkey Extradition Case

  A Greek court on Tuesday postponed a ruling on extraditing a terror suspect -- one of a group of nine detained late last year...

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