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Gambling on New Year’s Eve is a Greek Tradition

Gambling on New Year’s Eve is a Greek tradition as most play cards. According to folklore beliefs dating back to ancient times, the new year will not go well if one doesn't play cards on New Year’s Eve. If one...

The History of Gyros, the Famous Greek Delicacy

The history of gyros, Greece's most popular fast food delicacy today, is lost in time. Recently it was named among four Greek delicacies that have made it to the top 50 foods of the world for 2022 according to TasteAtlas,...

Earthquakes in Greece: The Areas of High Risk

The frequency of earthquake activity in Greece makes it rank sixth in the world and first in Europe in the damage caused by temblors. This is due to some unique geological characteristics, caused by the movements of the tectonic plates...

Greek New Year’s Custom of Momogeroi Revived

The New Year's ritual of Momogeroi, a custom that dates back to ancient times, has been revived in Greece as people in costume celebrate the coming of 2022. The Momogeroi ritual, performed mostly by Pontian Greeks, depicts the coming of the...

“Norman Atlantic” Ferry Disaster in Dec. 2014 Still Haunts Greece

On December 28, 2014, the passenger ferry "Norman Atlantic" caught fire in the Strait of Otranto in the Adriatic Sea, en route from the Greek port of Patras to Ancona, Italy. The "Norman Atlantic" became one of the deadlier maritime...

Halcyon Days: When Spring Appears in the Middle of Winter in Greece

Greece is reputed to have almost 300 days of sunshine a year, even during the winter when the unique phenomenon of the Halcyon Days, aka Alkyonides Days, takes place, creating a mini summer break amidst the winter. Greece has been...

Olive Oil May Help You Live Longer, Lower Risks from Alzheimer’s Disease

A recent study says that substituting olive oil for butter and other saturated fats could improve your health and extend your lifespan by years. Researchers found that people who have over half a tablespoon of olive oil a day are...

Six Architectural Landmarks of Modern Athens Lost Forever

Some of Athens's architectural landmarks were destroyed in the post-World War II years to make way for modern buildings that epitomized the rapid economic development of the country. Athens was the youngest capital city in Europe in the nineteenth century...

Christmas in Athens in All Its Vintage Glory

In an era when Athens had less traffic, less pollution, less everyday crime, and more of an air of overall innocence, Christmas decorations were left almost exclusively to the imaginations of downtown department stores. Nostalgia may be a way to...

Metsovo: The Greek Winter Gem of Lakes, Forests and Ski Resorts

Metsovo is a renowned mountainside town straddling the Pindus mountain range where Epirus converges with western Macedonia and Thessaly. Standing at an altitude of 1,156 metres and overlooking a steep valley below, it ranks as one of the pre-eminent winter...