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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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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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New Year Celebrations in Greece

This beautiful city which bursts with life, is an amazing amalgam of people, Greek and foreign. A mixture of well-preserved traditions with modern and foreign elements and this, is what I believe, makes New Year in Athens so special! If … 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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Christmas & New Year in Athens

10 Top Events in Athens from December 20th to January 2nd Being in Athens during Christmas holidays is a great chance to enjoy alongside the Greek Christmas spirit through interesting cultural events which will brighten your stay and will enrich … Continue reading

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Christmas in Athens

Beautiful Christmas! Athens, the city where local and western tradition meets, awaits the visitor all dressed up in its most festive costume: Christmas decoration and lights in every corner, shop windows with bells and ribbons, Christmas trees, poinsettia flowers (our … Continue reading

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Christmas Carols in Greece

Christmas in Athens! Although Athens is not the typical Christmas destination can be surprisingly interesting for the guests who will decide to visit our city during the Christmas Holidays!

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