Syrtaki: The Greek Dance Designed for Hollywood (video)

Most people believe that the syrtaki (συρτάκι) is a traditional Greek dance going back to the early 20th century. The millions of tourists who...

Thessaloniki Mayor Deliberately Absent from Student Parade

The deliberate absence of mayor Yiannis Boutaris from the officials podium was the main topic of statements in the traditional Oct.26 student parade in...

Vlogger’s Video “The DON’Ts of Visiting Greece” Goes Viral

Now here's something both useful and funny for first-time visitors to Greece. University of Illinois professor and travel vlogger Mark Wolters posted a video...

Historical Italian Navy Sailing Ship “Palinuro” to Visit Cyprus

The Italian Navy has chosen the port city of Larnaka, on the south coast of Cyprus, as one of the ports of call for...

Greek Faithful Rush to See “Miracle Snakes” of Panagia in Kefalonia (video)

Hundreds of Greek Orthodox believers rushed once again this year to Markopoulo, in the island of Kefalonia to worship and watch the "Virgin Mary...

Pop Star Ronan Keating with Fashion Model Wife and Infant in Corfu

Former Boyzone member and solo pop star Ronan Keating, along with his wife, fashion model Storm and their three month old baby, are soaking...

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...

Most Famous Greek Song Worldwide Penned by Sponge-Diver (video)

In the 1970s, "Darla Dirladada" was the most famous Greek song even though it was sung in several other languages. It was written by...

Why Do Greeks Roast a Whole Lamb on the Spit on Easter Sunday

The picture of a whole lamb slowly turning on the spit over charcoal and the smell that accompanies it spells Easter Sunday for Greek...

Why Greeks Make Tsoureki on Easter

Tsoureki (τσουρέκι in Greek) is the traditional sweet bread Greeks make every year on Holy Thursday and eat it on Easter Sunday. Early in the...

On Tsiknopempti All of Greece Eats Grilled Meat

Today, Thursday, "Tsiknopempti" is here and all over Greece everyone is eating meat. Tsiknopempti marks the official start of the carnival festivities. The day is...

Greeks Welcome Spring with the Ancient Tradition of Martis

Greeks are preparing to welcome the spring by celebrating an ancient annual custom this March with the tradition of “Martis" where both adults and children...

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