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Vandals Torch Christmas Tree in Athens’ Exarchia for the Second Time in a Week

Unknown vandals burned for the second time in less than two days the Christmas tree of the central square of the notorious Exarchia district...

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...

Vandals Torch Christmas Tree in Athens’ Exarchia District (video)

Unknown assailants burned a Christmas tree in the central square of the notorious Exarchia district on Wednesday night, just a few hours after it...

”Karavaki,” The Old Greek Tradition of Decorating Boats — Not Trees — at Christmas

Christmas is linked all around the world to the ancient tradition of decorating a Christmas tree with countless ornaments and beautiful lights. However, an...
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Countdown to Christmas Kicks Off in Athens with Tree Lighting Ceremony (video)

The festive season kicked off in Athens with the lighting tree ceremony in Syntagma Square in front of the Greek Parliament building on Tuesday. Kostas...
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Fire-Ravaged Mati Lights Town Christmas Tree (video)

Local residents of the Greek seaside resort of Mati attended a ceremony to illuminate the official town Christmas tree on the evening of Dec....
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Why Greeks Traditionally Decorate a Boat Instead of a Christmas Tree

Naxos Beach. To Karavaki The most traditional symbol you will find in Greece during the holidays is a small boat decorated with lights, usually placed in...

Trikala Claims Highest Christmas Tree in Greece

The town of Trikala, in Thessaly, central Greece, has laid claim to the tallest natural Christmas tree this year in Greece. The fir tree grew...

Christmas Tree Lights Up in Athens

The Christmas season officially kicked off in Athens on Tuesday after city mayor Giorgos Kaminis lit up the Christmas tree in Syntagma square, shortly...

Town of Trikala Claims Highest Christmas Tree in Greece (photos)

The town of Trikala, Thessaly, central Greece has laid claim to the highest natural Christmas tree in Greece. Standing at a height of 33 meters,...

Old and New Christmas Traditions in Greece

One of the most important celebrations in the Christian calendar is the annual commemoration of the birth of Christ. Each country has bears unique...

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