Spoon Sweets: An Ancient Gesture of Greek Hospitality

The delicious age-old tradition in Greece of offering "Spoon Sweets" to visitors goes way back to the fourteenth century, when the Byzantines adopted the custom...

Valentine’s Day Advertising Campaign Breeds Controversy in Greece (video)

The recent Valentine's Day advertising campaign for a famous chocolate brand, which features same-sex and interracial couples has fueled controversy in Greece. Lacta's campaign features...

Six of the Best Greek Comfort Foods for Winter Days

It's even snowing in Greece right now, so that makes us turn our thoughts and appetites to some warm and wonderful comfort food. Not...

Paying it Forward: Woman on Tinos Cooks 100+ Meals a Week for the Poor...

On the island of Tinos, a place known for its miracles and where countless pilgrimages take place each year, there is another kind of...

Oregano: The Quintessential Ancient Greek Herb

Ancient Greeks knew a thing or two when it came to herbs. One that they simply could not do without is oregano. They cherished the...

Greek Students Make Gluten-free Bread From Chestnut Flour

Students from the Thessaly University of Applied Sciences (TEI) and Peloponnese University of Applied Sciences have made gluten-free bread using flour from chestnuts as...
Ten Dishes that Give a Greek Flavor to your Christmas Dinner

Ten Dishes to Add Greek Flavor to Your Christmas Dinner

Greece is a country with deep religious traditions, a strong sense of family, and a very festive spirit. And those are the necessary ingredients...
Irini Kokolaki preparing to taste olive oil

How to Choose One of the Healthiest Gifts — Olive Oil

By Irini Kokolaki and Lisa Radinovsky Still not sure of the best gift to give that special person this Christmas? Looking for something that won’t...

Gyros: The History Behind the Famous Greek Delicacy

Gyros; one word, an endless variety of taste. Greece's most popular fast food delicacy, gyros (with the correct pronunciation being ''yee-ros'') are something that you...

How Kourabiedes and Melomakarona Got their Names

Melomakarona and kourabiedes are two words which, for Greek people, embody Christmas itself. They bring to mind the sweetness of the holiday season, both...
Christmas sweets to eat in Greece

The Best Traditional Greek Pastries and Breads for Christmas

If you're ever fortunate enough to spend Christmas in Greece you will be surrounded by a wide range of irresistible traditional Christmas sweets. Some...

Don’t Tell the Italians — It was Greeks Who Invented Pizza

When we hear the word pizza, our minds travel first to the delicious flat bread that comes out of the oven topped with melted...

LATEST