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Socrates on Gossip and Fake News: Timeless Advice from Ancient Greece

Gossip was a real tool in the hands of slaves who wanted to punish their masters if they had treated them badly in ancient Greece.

Santorini’s Master Potter on the Timeless Art of Greece

The Greek islands are home to remarkable people who are more self-reliant and enterprising than their compatriots who live on the mainland.

The Once-Sacred Greek Tradition of Siesta Time

Siesta time is a sacred tradition of the Greeks, spanning back many centuries. Although modern life has had an impact on the short nap (taken in the early afternoon often after the midday meal), in the less touristy parts of...

Greeks Revolted More than 100 Times Before the War of Independence

Greek revolt until the War of Independence started as early as 1481, with Greeks taking arms against the Ottomans 123 times until 1821

Rise: Giannis Antetokounmpo Watches His Biopic for the First Time

Giannis Antetokounmpo and his family recently caught an early cut of the Disney movie about the improbable life of the Greek-Nigerian basketball star that is set to be released later this year. The athlete, who plays for the NBA champion...

Mount Athos: A Monastic Community Where Time Stands Still

Mount Athos, referred to in Greek as the "Holy Mountain", is one of the most important centers of the Christian Orthodox world. Home to twenty monasteries under the direct jurisdiction of the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, it is governed as...

Cuteness Overload: Adorable Seal Pups Meet for the First Time

Prepare for cuteness overload at the sight of two baby seal pups meeting for the first time at The Hellenic Society for the Study and Protection of the Monk seal’s (MOm) rehabilitation center this past Wednesday. On Monday, November 22nd,...

Chestnuts: A Very Special, Very Greek Wintertime Delicacy

In winter, roasted chestnut street stalls are a common sight in Greek cities. The sellers have small, portable braziers, heaps of roasted chestnuts ready to sell in paper cornets, and yet more that are still roasting. Dimitris, a 20-year-old selling...

Weather Phobias in a Time of Severe Storms

Although the weather may seem like a natural part of life, many people suffer from weather phobias, ranging from the well-grounded fear of lightning -- which of course is truly deadly -- to the more unusual fear of snow. According...

Daylight Saving Time Ends: Oct 31 in Greece, Nov 7 in the US

Greece is due to set its clocks back by an hour on October 31 as the Spring/Summer daylight saving period comes to a close and the Winter period begins. The transition occurs as the EU's push to abolish daylight...

September Heralds Grape Harvesting Time in Greece

Grape harvesting in September is one of the oldest and most beloved traditions in the Greek countryside. Family, neighbors and friends all get together to harvest the precious bunches of green and purple pearls which will be pressed to...

The Most Influential Greek Rebetika Singers of All Time

Rebetika, sometimes called the "Greek Blues," is perhaps the most influential genre of Greek music. While the movement as a whole was significant internationally, there were a few Rebetika singers that defined the iconic genre. Rebetika singers, musicians, and...

The Story of Greek Ice Cream: The Essential Summertime Treat

What is the history of ice cream, the perfect summertime treat, in Greece?

Israeli Company Leases Maritime Reconaissance Drones to Greece

An Israeli company, Israel Aerospace Industries, is now leasing maritime reconnaissance drones to Greece, which will have an option to buy.

Ancient Greek Sandals: Timeless Shoes for the Summer

Ancient Greek sandals are all the rage on the fashion scene when it comes to summer footwear.