The Greek Island of Karpathos Among the Cheapest Destinations for 2018

German Newspapers Praise Karpathos’ Astonishing Beauty

Karpathos was the center of the attention for the German Press this summer as it was featured in many of the main newspapers of...

Clean Monday Traditions: Greek Recipes and How to Make Your Own Kite [video]

Clean Monday, also known as Ash Monday, marks the beginning of the 40-day Easter Fast as well as the end of the Carnival. The fast lasts...

Epiphany: A Greek Orthodox Celebration Rich in Tradition

Epiphany is one of the most sacred Greek Orthodox celebrations, rich in many Christian traditions which also date back to ancient times. Epiphany (also called...

Friday the 13th and Greek Superstitions

Even though Greeks fear Tuesday the 13th as a bad luck day, the Anglo-Saxon culture that has invaded the country through movies, television and the...

Greek Christmas Customs of Asia Minor

Most people who live in Thrace and Eastern Macedonia have roots from Asia Minor. Today, the descendants follow the customs that their refugee ancestors brought...

Clean Monday Customs Turn Greece into Giant Party (videos)

    Clean Monday, the day that brings the carnival season to a close was full of celebrations all across Greece, turning the country into one...

Sizzling “Tsiknopempti” Customs Across Greece

Even though Greeks consume a lot of meat, this Thursday millions will follow the custom of Tsiknopempti and eat even more. Enough, tradition says,...

Why Superstitious Greeks Fear Tuesday the 13th

When it comes to fearful dates, Friday the 13th is considered a bad luck day for most of the world. However, Greeks beg to...

The Fortune-Telling and Fire-Jumping Customs of Klidonas [pics]

One of the most interesting customs of Greece is that of Klidonas, a tradition with ancient roots, that takes place on the feast day...

Crete’s Own Saint of Love

February 14th is the globally celebrated day of Saint Valentine, the day of lovers. Millions of stores around the world are lavishly dressed in...

Gambling on New Year’s Eve Has Become Greek Tradition

Outside of the Greek world, it is little known that Greek people nearly always play cards on New Year's Eve. But according to Greek...

Fifth Ouzo Festival in Lesvos Successfully Concluded

Lesvos island held its annual Ouzo Festival, an event dedicated to the world-renowned Greek spirit, attracting a large crowd of both tourists and island...

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