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Children Sing Christmas Carols to Greek Politicians

Alexis Tsipras Following a longstanding tradition, children from schools all over Athens sang Christmas carols to Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and his wife Betty Baziana...

Uniquely Greek Christmas Customs

Christmas holiday customs have become globalized in the past few decades, with Santa Claus or the Christmas tree appearing in unusual places, and even...

Christmas Carols From Every Corner of Greece (videos)

Greece is a country where traditions and customs are a part of modern, everyday life. Most holidays in Greece are celebrated traditionally, and Christmas...

A House in Kozani is One of Greece’s Most Decorated for Christmas

A three-level house in the west Macedonian city of Kozani is one of Greece's most heavily-decorated houses for Christmas, adorned with thousands of lights...

Post-Bailout Greeks Once Again Traveling Abroad for Christmas

According to data published by FedHATTA, the Federation of the Hellenic Associations of Tourist and Travel Agencies, the number of Greeks who choose a...

The Ancient Greek Roots of Christmas Celebrations

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

Chios’ Historic Villa Boasts Greece’s Most Extravagant Xmas Decorations (video)

A historic villa turned luxury hotel, located on the island of Chios, has amazed locals and visitors alike with its over-the-top Christmas decorations this...

Nine of the Best Greek Gifts for This Holiday Season

There’s nothing better than a holiday gift to show love and affection to those you care for. It might seem difficult to find the...
Greece, a nation closely related to the sea since Ancient times

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...

Athenians Get Into the Christmas Spirit

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC), south of Athens, was transformed into a glittering Christmas destination for both children and adults over the...

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...

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