Stella Tsolakidou

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New Year's Eve in Ancient Times

Contrary to what some may believe, celebrating the advent of the New Year on January 1st amidst the cold bleakness of winter is actually...

Odd and Unusual Christmas Traditions Found Throughout Greece

Christmas time is not merely an important celebration for Christians and Greeks, but rather bears a deeper and more complex meaning evident in Greek...

Christmas Gift Giving Traditions

You can't really celebrate Christmas without giving  your loved ones gifts and cards, whether they are big presents, or small, the aim is to...

What Ancient Greek Physicians Knew About Cancer

Cancer, one of the biggest plagues of modern societies, presents a historical record of interest among scientists around the world being a disease that...

Origins of Athens Suburb Names

Some of the most famous and well-known neighborhoods and suburbs of Athens present very interesting stories on how they got their names used to...

Ouzo: The Greek Drink's History & Health Benefits

The anise-flavored aperitif that is widely consumed in Greece and Cyprus has been for many years considered to have various medical properties and health...

Rockers Have Always Been In Love With Greece

Greece has been popular among legends of rock music since the 60's. The land of the sun and the blue sea seems to have...

Summer Holidays in the Mountain Lakes of Epirus

The Greek summer is strongly and most commonly assimilated with the islands and the sea, but the mountainous beauty of the country offers an...

Summer Coffee in Greece: Frappe Vs. Freddo Variations

Summer has already arrived in Greece; the sun is shining, the days are growing longer, the beaches are full of people looking for some...

Filotimo, the Hard to Translate Greek Word

Filotimo or philotimo is a Greek noun comprising of the words philo (verb translated as "to like" or noun translating as "friend") and timo...