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Greek Christmas Customs of Asia Minor

Most people who live in Thrace and Eastern Macedonia have roots from Asia Minor. Today, their descendants follow the customs that their refugee ancestors brought to these parts of Greece. The festive season of Christmas and the New Year is an...

Christmas in Athens in All Its Vintage Glory

Nostalgia may be a way to avoid thinking about the challenges of the modern world, and yes, perhaps the glorification of the past is as false as some of our memories -- but when images of Christmases past emerge,...

How to Enjoy Greek Holiday Cookies without Feeling Guilty

The merry season is here and it usually arrives with a dose of carols and... calories! When it comes to sweets, guilt is the logical consequence of endless days indulging in pastries, cakes and, of course, the classic Christmas duo...

A Greek Gift Guide for Christmas

You cannot really celebrate Christmas without giving to your beloved ones gifts and cards, smaller or bigger presents aiming just to put a smile on their faces. The festive mood of the twelve days of the holiday season may...