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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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Olive tree, the present of Goddess Athena

One of the three pillars of the Greek cuisine is the olive oil. Greeks are in love with the olive oil and it is them who consume more olive oil than anybody else around the world! Twenty liters per head … Continue reading

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Bread: One of the three pillars of the Greek nutrition

Ever noticed how Greeks, love to add the ending  “-aki” to all that is dear to them? This way for example the name Marina becomes “Marinaki”, nero (water) becomes “neraki”, krasi (wine) becomes “krasaki” and of course the same happens with … Continue reading

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Vasilopita – New Year’s Day Custom

One of the most interesting and still alive Greek traditions related to New Year’s Day is the Vasilopita custom. The word Vasilopita means St. Basil’s bread or cake or pie. Saint Basil the Great was the archbishop of Caesarea of … Continue reading

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Yummy Greek Christmas Sweets Recipes!

Have you ever tasted the delicious, buttery Kourabiedes that melt in your mouth or Melomakarona, biscuits with honey syrup and walnuts? Both of them are very popular Greek Christmas sweets! If yes, you are lucky and we are sure that you … Continue reading

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Vassilopita – New Year’s Day Cake

Vassilopita is a New Year’s Day cake, which contains a hidden coin or trinket. It is considered to give good luck to the receiver, like the Western European king cake. It is associated with Saint Basil‘s day, January 1st, in most … Continue reading

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The Greek Feast On Christmas

Greece is tightly connected to people’s mind with summer. However, Greece is an equally welcoming destination for Christmas, not only for the historical places, but also for the culinary experiences this land has to offer! Christmas Day lunch has always … Continue reading

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An Exceptional Film About The Production Of Greek Olive Oil

Watch this film, which is presenting in a sensitive and beautiful way the harvest process and Cretans’ passion for olive trees. It is about love, tradition and Greek customs.

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Make Your Visit To Athens Good Enough To Eat

It is no surprise to the Greeks that Greece ranked seventh on CNN’s top 10 list of countries that have the best food in the world. CNN wrote: “The secret? Lashings of glistening olive oil. Gift of Gods, olive oil … Continue reading

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