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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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Greek Wine: A Divine Matter

Wine was and still is significant ingredient accompanying the rich Greek cuisine. The phrase “let’s go for a glass of wine” shows how much the Greeks honor it and how directly it is connected with their daily life. Over a … 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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Christmas Activities In Athens

It is a nice idea to spend  your Christmas holiday in Athens for many reasons. The weather is always mild and nice so you can undertake a lot of outdoor activities, a rich cultural program  is always prepared  for both visitors and locals and of … 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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A Time of Change is a Time of Opportunity

  THE MORNING OF THE WORLD Most people, when they think of Greece, think of Socrates and Pericles. They believe that Greece’s real importance lies in the past. But that conception is wrong. For over 200 years, Greece has been … Continue reading

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