The Ancient Greek Roots of Christmas

Christmas is the most important - and perhaps the most treasured - celebration of Christianity filled with joy and love. Countries around the world...

Christmas in Athens 55 Years Ago

In December 1960, Athens was clean, shiny and wore its Christmas lights and decorations with gusto. Two great photographers, Costas Balafas and Dimitris Harisiadis captured...

Mediterranean Diet: Greeks Heart-Healthy Eating Plan Disclosed

Nutritionists encourage people to focus on the Mediterranean diet, following the traditional dietary patterns that were originally inspired by the countries of Greece and Spain as...

13 Spooky ‘Friday the 13th’ Facts & Myths

Friday the 13th, also known as "Black Friday," is considered a spooky day by the majority of people in the Western world as it...

Hundreds of Muslims Covered in Blood During Public Ritual in Piraeus

Hundreds of Shia Muslims gathered in Piraeus, Saturday, October 24, to commemorate the holy day of Ashura, mourning the martyrdom of Husayn ibn Ali, the grandson of...

Historic Shop in Arcadia is Two Centuries Old; Considered Oldest Shop in Greece

Konstantinos (Kostas) Kanakis, along with his wife Calliope, are the owners of a historic shop situated on the main road of Leonidio in Arcadia,...

The Uniquely Greek Kiosks Soon to Become History

The renowned Greek kiosks that used to be found in every street corner selling newspapers, cigarettes, candy, soft drinks and other goods, are soon...

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...

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...

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...

Ancient Greek Ritual Revives in Serres

Anastenaria, an ancient fire-walking ritual, which has its roots in the Dionysian rites - the Greek Orthodox church has not accepted the custom since...

Greeks Look for Future Inside Coffee Cups

The ancient art of tasseography, or reading the leftover coffee grounds in the cup, is alive and well in Greece and it is a...

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