Category Archives: Greek Tradition

Greek Spoon Sweets!

I grew up hearing stories from my parents telling me how lucky I was that I’ am experiencing times of abundance (concerning food of course) and anything I crave for I can have it! They were comparing my childhood with … Continue reading

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Beans in Greek cuisine

Legumes are one of the basic elements of the Greek cuisine and the Mediterranean diet and they have fed generations for years and years. Not expensive food, easy to cook and healthy!

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Greek Easter – Do it the Greek way! (Part 4)

Four simple steps to discover the magic of Greek Easter! But this is already STEP 4! Catch up with STEP 1, STEP 2 and STEP 3 before you proceed. STEP 4 (and most important!) – Easter Sunday: Wake up as … Continue reading

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Greek Easter – Do it the Greek way! (Part 3)

Four simple steps to discover the magic of Greek Easter! But this is already STEP 3! So, if you missed the previous steps, you can check them here: STEP 1, STEP 2. STEP 3 – Holy Saturday: This morning you’ll … Continue reading

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Sesame Halva or Grocer’s Halva

For Greek Orthodox people Easter is the most important religious holiday. Before Easter we have a 49 day period of fasting, the Lent. During the Lent people are not allowed to consume any meat or fish or eggs or dairy … Continue reading

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Kyra Sarakosti or Mrs. Lent (Fasting and Greek Great Lent)

Ash Monday (or Clean Monday) is the end of the Carnival and marks the start of the Lent and 49 days of fasting although nowadays few people strictly fast for the whole of Lent. Greek Orthodox fasting excludes meat, fish … Continue reading

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Carnival In Athens

During the carnival period there are for sure many interesting things to do! The Greek Carnival is a vivid festive period.  Parties at houses, carnival parades, concerts in the streets! Here under you may find some of the events that … Continue reading

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Greek Easter – Do it the Greek way! (Part 2)

Four simple steps to discover the magic of Greek Easter! If you missed STEP 1 click here.

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Greek Easter – Do it the Greek way! (Part 1)

If you are visiting Athens during Greek Orthodox Easter Week, consider yourself lucky! It’s an experience you will not regret, as long as you… do it the Greek way! In the coming days you will be reading all about the … Continue reading

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All Souls’ Days or Saturdays of Souls

“Saturdays of Souls” are days set for commemoration of the dead in the Greek Orthodox Church. Jesus Christ lay dead in the tomb on a  Saturday that is why Saturday was chosen for prayer for the dead. There are several … Continue reading

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