Epiphany: From Epirus, to Crete, the Blessing of the Waters

The Greek Orthodox feast of the Epiphany is celebrated on January 6th each year across the globe. This Epiphany, Greece found itself in the...

Young Greek Researchers Present Breakthrough Electric Car

By Phil Butler* In October of 2018, Aristotle University's "Electric - Aristurtle Racing Team" revealed a new electric racecar to the world. Named “Iris”, the unique vehicle...

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...

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,...

The Dance of Zalongo and the Self-Sacrifice of Greek Women

The Dance of Zalongo is considered to be a monumental act of bravery and defiance against the Ottoman rulers by the women of Epirus,...

Turkish Occupation Continues to Erase Cyprus’ Heritage

Since the military invasion of Cyprus by the Turkish army during the summer of 1974, countless reports have been published about the atrocities the...

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