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Growing Up Greek-American: 15 Things We All Experienced in Childhood

Growing up Greek-American you are privy to a unique childhood, filled with some pretty strange customs (strange to those who are not Greek, anyway).

Where to Shop Online for Greek Gifts This Holiday Season

There are many ways to say "I love you" to those closest to you and as the holidays grow near, many people set out...

New Year's Good Luck Charm Highlights 200 years of Greek Independence

In 2021, Greeks will celebrate 200 years since the Greek Revolution of 1821; the armed uprising waged by the Greek revolutionaries against the Ottomans,...

Avoid the Crowds on These Tranquil Greek Islands

How would you like to visit a beautiful Greek island inhabited by as few as five to as many as around 200 people? Some...

When Two 18-Year-Old Greek Boys Tore Down the Symbol of Nazi Occupation

On this day, May 30, 1941, the Nazi flag was torn down from the Acropolis by Manolis Glezos and Lakis Santas. The two 18-year-old youths risked everything as they...

Calabrian Greek, a Language on the Brink of Extinction

There are two minority Greek languages officially recognized in Italy's south. Greko and Griko -- both spoken by the "Calabrian Greeks" -- are both...

Most Beautiful Beaches in Athens

There is much more to Athens than the Acropolis and museums. The city and surrounding suburbs happen to have the longest coastline of any...

Holy Saturday: The Last Day of Great and Holy Week

The last day of Great and Holy Week is Holy Saturday -- the day on which the Greek Orthodox Church commemorates Jesus’ burial and his...

Celebrating Holy Monday, The First Day of Holy Week in the Orthodox World

The first of the seven days leading up to Easter, called Great and Holy Week in the Greek Orthodox Church, is Holy Monday. The...

Spoon Sweets: An Ancient Gesture of Greek Hospitality

The delicious age-old tradition in Greece of offering "Spoon Sweets" to visitors goes way back to the fourteenth century, when the Byzantines adopted the custom...