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The Barefoot Fire-Walking Ritual of Anastenaria Lives On in Greece

Hundreds of people descend on the town of Langadas, near Thessaloniki, each year in late May to participate in the ancient ritual of "Anastenaria," in which barefoot people walk on glowing coals. The communities which celebrate this ritual are descended...

Meze: Small Greek Dishes that are Perfect for Food Lovers

In Greece great food isn't hard to come by; however, have you ever considered making a meal out of delicious Greek meze, or small plates, and accompanied by the perfect complimentary Greek drink? Meze, or mezedes in the plural, can...

Olympico Vision: Make Greece Permanent Home of the Olympics

The project "Olympico Vision" was launched less than a year ago with the intent to bring the Olympic Games back home to Greece -- permanently. On the eve of the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, as the world watches, one woman is...

EU Court’s Headscarf Ban Condemned by Turkey

Turkey on Sunday denounced a judgment by the Luxembourg-based European Court of Justice (ECJ) to allow companies to ban the wearing of headscarves under "certain conditions." The ruling was made on Thursday after cases were brought by two Muslim women...

Fauvel: The Frenchman Who Vied with Elgin for the Parthenon Marbles

In the 18th century, archaeologist Louis-Francois-Sebastien Fauvel competed with Lord Elgin for the Parthenon Marbles, pieces of which he eventually took back to his native  France. Millions of words have been written about the so-called "Elgin Marbles," the Parthenon sculptures...