Greeks to Mark Solemn Holy Friday With Epitaphios Processions

Good Friday is a profoundly mournful day in Greece which commemorates the Passion of Christ. A nationwide affair, it recalls the moments leading up...

Greece Calls Erdogan’s Threat to Turn Hagia Sophia into a Mosque an Insult

The Greek government responded on Monday to Turkish President's Erdogan's threat to turn Hagia Sophia into a mosque by saying that this represents an...

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...

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...

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...

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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