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Corfu Island Honors Its Patron Saint Spyridon With Splendid Ceremonies

The Greek island of Corfu (Kerkyra) honors the memory of its Patron Saint Spyridon on December 12 each year. Thousands of faithful Christians have already...

Sideritis: Greece’s Famous Mountain Tea and its Ancient Secrets of Healing

Greeks are not known for their love for tea, as the British or the Turkish are. However, when it comes to tea, the first...

”Una Faccia, Una Razza”: The Fascinating Story of Greco-Italian Bonds

From cuisine, physical appearance, and, linguistic similarities to their massive cultural interrelationships, Greeks and Italians have so much in common, that one would need...

Kinds of Greek Pies: The Variety of Delicious ‘Pitas’

Greeks are known for their love of food; and why wouldn't they be, since they have one of the richest and most popular cuisines...

Saint Demetrios: The History of Thessaloniki’s Beloved Patron Saint

Saint Demetrios (or Dimitrios) is one of the most popular Christian saints not only in Greece but across the Orthodox Christian world, with millions...

Greece’s Folk Traditions for the Feast of the Ascension

June 6, 2019 is Ascension Day according to the Orthodox Christian Church. This great feast day in the Christian calendar has played a crucial...
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Seven Greek Delicacies For Adventurous Foodies

Let's talk about Greek food! However, instead of sticking to the popular classics such as spanakopita and moussaka, we will instead explore some of...

Wreaths and Fire Jumping: Greek May Day Traditions

May Day in Greece has its roots in ancient times as a celebration of Spring. According to tradition, May was named after the Roman goddess...

Modern Critics Slam ‘Inhumane’ Greek Easter Lamb Feast

For Greek people, the annual roasted lamb, slowly cooking on the spit on Easter Sunday, is not only a mouth-watering delicacy but is also...

Family Churches in Paros, An Everlasting Tradition

The island of Paros, one of the gems of Cyclades, that is famous for its natural beauties, the picturesque villages, the food and its...

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...

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