The Carnival-like Custom of ‘Ragoutsaria’

The "Ragoutsaria" celebration starts today in the city of Kastoria, northern Greece, and will continue through Thursday, January 8, seeing locals donning costumes and...

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...

Cretans Ride Horses to Macedonia Rally in Thessaloniki

Cretans are well-known for their unique cultural habits and life-long customs. This time, a group of them decided to take their horses along with...

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,...

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...

Greek Bishop Tries to Ban Popular Wedding and Baptism Customs

A bishop in northern Greece tries to ban a series of customs that have become popular at weddings and christenings calling them "unchristian" and...

Meet Panagia Tsampika, Rhodes’ Famous Monastery (Photos, Video)

The Monastery of Panagia Tsambika (Virgin Mary of Tsampika) is a very popular place of pilgrimage among Orthodox Christians. It is located in the...

New Phone App Offers Coffee Cup Reading, Greek Style

A new smart phone application is offering Greeks the opportunity to have their coffee cup read online, adding another entry to the Greek entrepreneurship...

Why Do Greeks Eat Hake on March 25th?

Tradition calls for Greeks, every year on the anniversary of March 25th, to have hake with garlic dip for their family dinner. The reason behind...

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...

August 480 BC: Leonidas’ Brave 300 Fought the Battle of Thermopylae

The battle of Thermopylae and the valiant fight of 300 intrepid Spartans under the guidance of warrior King Leonidas against 10,000 Persian elite soldiers...

Corfu Turns Into 18th Century Venice for the Carnival

Corfu will be transformed into a 18th century Venice for the Carnival season once again and the island will be full of counts, dukes,...

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