March 25: National holiday in Greece

March 25 is one of Greece’s two national holidays. The second is on October 28, the day of [...]

Why Pure Monday?

In Greece, Pure Monday or “kathara deftera” is a special day. A holiday celebrated with [...]
martin pêcheur sur une branche, alcyonides

Alcyonides in Greece: mythology and weather

Every year at the same time, the Alcyonides in Greece are a regular fixture… It’s those [...]

Patras Carnival

The Patras Carnival is one of Greece’s not-to-be-missed events. Little known abroad, the [...]

January 6: Epiphany in Greece

January 6, the day of the Epiphany(Theophania in Greek, meaning “Appearance of God”) is [...]

Greek Vasilopita recipe

Vassilopita (or vasilopita) is the cake(pita) of Agios Vassilis(Saint Basil), whose feast day is [...]

Christmas culinary traditions in Greece

Long before our modern Christmas, which is nearly identical worldwide, long before the man in red [...]

Ouzo: the must-have Greek summer drink

He who has not sipped a glass of ouzo on the rocksAnyone who hasn’t caught himself dreaming [...]

Demeter, goddess of agriculture

In Greek mythology, Demeter (or Ceres in Roman mythology), goddess of agriculture, is also the [...]

Dried vegetables in Greek cuisine

The “poor man’s dish” has become a nutritional “must”! If you ask the [...]
Cretan food

What to eat in Crete: the Cretan cuisine secret of longevity...

The Crete is the largest Greek island. Geographically distant from the continent, it has been [...]
Easter in Dodecanese

Easter in the Dodecanese islands: an original and surprising cuisine

The islands of the Dodecanese. They are called ” the twelve islands “(dodeca = twelve [...]

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