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Traditional Greek Dances Performances Underway in Athens Until September 22

A series of performances of Greek traditional dances will start on Sunday, August 18 in Athens and will continue until September 22. In central Athens'...

The Legendary Maria Pentagiotissa: The First Femme Fatale of Modern Greece (video)

The story of Maria Pentagiotissa contains all the elements of an urban legend, yet she was a real person, with some considering her to...

Merominia Method Predicts Weather for the Year to Come

Merominia, a method of predicting the weather, dates back to antiquity and involves the observation and interpretation of weather phenomena. The name Merominia is...

The Fortune-Telling and Fire-Jumping Customs of Klidonas [pics]

One of the most interesting customs of Greece is that of Klidonas, a tradition with ancient roots, that takes place on the feast day...

When Tradition Unites and Takes Over Mykonos [video]

"When tradition unites" was the title of the music and dancing event that took place in Mykonos on Saturday May 21. The event was...

Folklore Tradition of Fire-Walkers in Greece, Celebrating Saint Constantine and Saint Helen [video]

This weekend from May 21 through May 23 the unusual ancient folklore and legend of fire-walking lives on in Greece. Dating back to Pagan times,...

Pomegranates, Onions and Other Greek New Year’s Eve Customs

New Year's celebrations in Greece include some customs and superstitions that may seem strange, but they go back ages. The big difference in celebrations...

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