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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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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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Greek Culinary Heritage – An Adventurous Journey

Greek Cuisine has Something For Everyone Without a doubt, Greek cuisine is one of the main attractions of Greece and the visitor will find that there is something to please even the most discerning and finicky palate. There are succulent … Continue reading

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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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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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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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