Greek Christmas Customs of Asia Minor

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

Women of Zakynthos Create Giant Crocheted Christmas Tree (video)

A group of women on the Greek island of Zakynthos spent a great deal of their free time this past year painstakingly crocheting squares...

Melomakarano vs Kourabies: The Titanic Battle of the Greek Christmas Sweets

In Greece, few words spell Christmas better than "kourabies" and "melomakarono", the two seasonal sweets that have most natives asking why they are not...

Proud Evzones Honor Greek Region of Thrace

The Greek Presidential Guard, the Evzones, on Tuesday added the region of Thrace's official battle uniform to their range of dress uniforms honoring different...
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Greece’s Zakynthos Island Honors Patron Saint Dionysios (video)

Hundreds of faithful flocked to the Metropolis of the Greek island of Zakynthos on Tuesday to mark the feast day of Saint Dionysios, the...

Christopsomo: Where Bread Meets Fine Art on the Greek Christmas Table

If you are ever fortunate enough to spend a Christmas in Greece, you will be certain to become enchanted by the enticing aromas of...

Ancient Greek Good Luck Charms for the New Year

The word Γούρι (Gouri) means both "good luck" and "good luck charm" in Greek. Objects and practices which have been considered to attract good...

Eight Traditional Remedies of Wise Greek Yiayias that Work Wonders

Greek grandmothers in all their accumulated wisdom and vast experience have been known to use homemade remedies for various illnesses ranging from a simple...

UNESCO Recognizes Byzantine Chant as Part of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

An important distinction for Greece and Cyprus was announced by UNESCO on Wednesday, when the two countries' proposal to the Organization to include the...

Funeral Services Join New Black Friday Hype in Greece

The business world's "Black Friday" hype has now begun to engulf Greek consumers, who are eager to take advantage of the special sales offered...

Greek Islanders Construct Huge Flag in Defiance of Turkish Overflights

A gigantic Greek flag was installed recently on the slopes of a hill overlooking the island of Oinousses in the eastern Aegean, just a...
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Thousands Gather for Greek Pontic Celebration in Thessaloniki (video)

More than 2,500 dancers participated in a celebration of Greek Pontic culture held on Saturday in Thessaloniki. The event was organized by the Panpontian Federation...

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