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Blessing of the Oranges Custom Observed in Argos

The custom of the blessing of the oranges was observed again this year in Argos, Peloponnese, along with the tradition of the blessing of...

OrangeLand Sparta: Promoting Tourism Through Oranges

OrangeLand Sparta is an initiative based on the promotion of orange with the view to enhancing tourism in Laconia, a region in the southeastern...

Citizens Hurl Eggs and Oranges at Adonis Georgiadis in Mytilene

Citizens in Mytilene welcomed the new Development, Competitiveness & Maritime Deputy Minister Adonis Georgiadis from far-right LAOS with eggs and oranges. Local police had to...

Thieves Targeting Oranges in Arta

According to an article from the Greek newspaper “Ethnos”, owners of farmlands with orange trees in Arta, Northern Greece stated that foreigners have...

Spoon Sweets: A Historic Gesture of Greek Hospitality

The delicious age-old tradition in Greece of offering "spoon sweets" to visitors goes way back to the fourteenth century.

Leonidas Kestekides, The Greek Confectioner Who Conquered the World

The story of the world-famous Leonidas chocolates and pralines is as rich as the confections themselves. It all began with a Greek chocolatier Leonidas...

Mediterranean Diet Invented by Ancient Greeks, Study Reveals

Ancient Greek doctors invented the renowned Mediterranean diet, as Hippocratic physicians prescribed healthy diets and used rich flavors in food in order to treat...

Unique Greek Liqueurs Perfect for Autumn

Greece is not only known for its cuisine, but also for its unique traditional liqueurs. Many of the favorites, surprisingly enough, are derived from...

The Argead Dynasty: Family of Alexander the Great

The Argead Dynasty was the Macedonian royal house and family of Alexander the Great who ruled the kingdom of Macedon from the 7th century to...

Cerberus: Guard Dog of the Underworld in Ancient Greek Mythology

Cerberus (Greek: Κέρβερος/Kérberos) was the multi-headed guard dog of Hades, the Underworld in ancient Greek mythology. The hound's task was to guard the entrance...