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The springtime of the fast has dawned

On Clean Monday, the 40 days of fasting, repentance, and forgiveness begins. Usually coinciding with the beginning of Spring in Greece, this is one of the most beautiful and spiritual  of seasons. Clean Monday follows the two week Apokries (the … Continue reading

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Mycenae was the most important and richest palatial center of the Late Bronze Age in Greece and a kingdom steeped in myth, tragedy, intrigue and legend and was constructed in the 13th century BC. It was home to one of the most … Continue reading

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Urban Spring in Athens

I have been living in Athens off and on now for the last twenty years and I have witnessed many changes that have taken Athens into the 21st century. From the construction of the new airport, new highways, the metro … Continue reading

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Street Food in Athens. A feast on feet!

Athens is a fast city with fast people that need fast food – and fast. But fast food in Athens doesn’t necessarily mean greasy, salty, cholesterol ridden junk food. Fast food in Athens is very fresh, nutritious and most of the times … Continue reading

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Teach Me To Dance

The Universal Spirit of Zorba Although I was just a little girl when I first saw the film it branded my memory and my conception of who I was and where I came from even if I hadn’t realized it at … Continue reading

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The Greek Carnival or Apokries in Athens

It is a well known fact that the Christian religion “borrowed” much of its symbolism and ceremony from Pagan beliefs; as is the case with the tradition that we all know today as Carnival or “Apokries” as we say in … Continue reading

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Delphi – Where Heaven Meets Earth

Less than 200 kilometers northeast of Athens, nestled in the embrace of Mt. Parnassus, is perhaps the most sacred site of the ancient world. It was believed to be the center of the earth, the center of wisdom and spirituality. … Continue reading

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The Vasilopita Tradition and St. Basil

My grandmother baked tsoureki twice a year, on New Years Day and on Holy Saturday. On New Years it was in the form of a thick round Vasilopita with a shiny new coin hidden in the soft dough, commemorating Saint … Continue reading

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The Oldest Tree in Greece

4000 years is a long time to be alive.  4000 years ago would be the Early Bronze Age. The Sumerian civilization was flourishing in Mesopotamia, the first settlers were arriving on the island of Santorini from Crete and the Minoan … Continue reading

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Welcoming the New Year With a Good Dose of Antiquity

If I was to tell you that I am sorry to see 2012 go it would be a lie. Just thinking about the year that passed brings a chill. I also believe that most Greeks share the same notion as … Continue reading

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