Podariko: The Greek New Year’s Custom is Still Alive

One of the oldest customs Greeks follow with the advent of the New Year is called “podariko”, from the root pod-, or foot, roughly...

Greece to Face Increased Water Shortages

Greece is among the countries predicted to face increased water shortages before the end of the century, according to a study by the European...

Survey Discloses Greek Preferences at Start of 2019

Everyday dilemmas faced by modern Greeks were put to the test in a wide-ranging national survey. The results of the survey were released on...

Thousands of Santas Flood Chania for Children’s Charities

Thousands of people dressed as Santa Claus flooded Chania in Crete on Wednesday for the 8th Annual "Santa Run Chania", with all the proceeds...

Uniquely Greek Christmas Customs

Christmas holiday customs have become globalized in the past few decades, with Santa Claus or the Christmas tree appearing in unusual places, and even...

Christmas Carols From Every Corner of Greece (videos)

Greece is a country where traditions and customs are a part of modern, everyday life. Most holidays in Greece are celebrated traditionally, and Christmas...

How Did Saint Nicholas Become Santa Claus?

In Greece they call him Agios Vasilis (Saint Basil) -- but in the rest of the world he is the jolly, plump old man with...

Greece 2018: The Year in Review

The year 2018 was a tumultuous one for Greece, marked by tragic events such as the East Attica fires which claimed the lives of...

Ready to Go? Greek Island Will Pay You to Live There

A joint plan drawn up by the Metropolitan Bishop of Kythera and Monemvasia along with the local council of the small island of Antikythera,...

Greece, Israel and Cyprus Reach Deal on Gas Pipeline

The leaders of Greece, Cyprus and Israel have reached an agreement to develop the East Med natural gas pipeline, which will transport natural gas...

Tsipras Calls on Turkey to Abide by International Law

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras called on Turkey to abide by international law in the Aegean Sea and the Eastern Mediterranean during a joint summit...

Greek Parliament Passes First Post-Bailout Budget

Following a long and politically fierce parliamentary debate, Greek lawmakers approved by majority the country’s 2019 budget at midnight Tuesday. This represents the first non-bailout...

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