Greek Superstitions About Leap Year Weddings

We may be three months away from the year 2020, but many Greeks plan important events at least one year in advance. Among these...

Traditional Greek Dances Performances Underway in Athens Until September 22

A series of performances of Greek traditional dances will start on Sunday, August 18 in Athens and will continue until September 22. In central Athens'...

The “Miracle Snakes of Panagia” Appear Again on Greek Island of Kefalonia (video)

  The "miracle snakes" of Panagia appeared once again in the village of Markopoulo on the island of Kefalonia in Greece, just days before the...

Greece Loses Battle Over Lower Taxes for Tsipouro and Tsikoudia

The European Court rejected Greece's appeal on Thursday to set a lower excise tax for tsipouro and tsikoudia, two of the most traditional and...

Summer Festival Season Kicks Off in Ikaria, Greece (video)

The island of Ikaria is famous throughout Greece for her "Panagiria", a series of traditional feast days that celebrate the Saints' name days and...

Karpathos: The Greek Island Where Women Dominate

Karpathos is the second-largest island in the Dodecanese island chain, located southwest of Rhodes. Because of its remote location, local people there have preserved...

Giorgos or Yiannis? The Most Popular Names in Greece Revealed

The Greek statistical authority ELSTAT announced on Tuesday the most popular names currently seen across the nation of Greece. According to the data, the most...

Corfu Celebrates Resurrection with Traditional Pot Smashing (video)

Thousands of locals and visitors commemorated the First Resurrection at noon on Holy Saturday with the traditional pot smashing ritual in Corfu's city center. According to...

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...

Modern Critics Slam “Inhumane” Greek Easter Lamb Feast

For Greek people, the annual roasted lamb, slowly turning on the spit on Easter Sunday, is not only a mouth-watering delicacy but is also...

Greek Orthodox to Celebrate Saint George’s Day on April 29

The annual celebration of Saint George on April 23 is one of the most important feasts in the Orthodox calendar. Almost all Greek households...

Lagana, Ηalvas and Τaramas, The Greek Delicacies of Clean Monday

Lagana, halvas, and taramas, otherwise known as “the Koulouma,” are the official foods of the first day of Lent in Greece, a day known as...

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