Christmas

Passion Pit’s Michael Angelakos Releases Christmas Album

Michael Angelakos, the frontman and lead singer of Passion Pit, is set to release a Christmas video album and accompanying soundtrack on December 16. The album, titled "Merry Christmas, Mr. Fields", is a collaboration between Angelakos, Brent Katz (former member of...

Christmas Fun at the Athens National Observatory in Thissio

The Athens National Observatory in Thissio will observe the Christmas holidays this year with a series of events and activities aimed at young and old, held over the holiday season. They start on the morning of December 18 at 11:00,...

Trimming Xmas: Greek Holiday Spending Shrinks a Little Bit More

Deloitte's 31st annual holiday survey of consumer spending intentions and trends found that the average European will spend 517 euros on this Christmas, noting a drop by 1 percent to last year. In Greece, however, the planned Christmas expenditure...

Watch Mena Suvari in Hallmark’s ‘I’ll Be Home For Christmas’

Mena Suvari will be on TV screens across America next week thanks to her starring role in the Hallmark Channel's original movie "I'll Be Home For Christmas". The half-Greek actress will be playing the role of hard-working Assistant District Attorney...

The Most Peculiar Greek Vasilopita Recipe Contains Meat!

The New Year's cake -- commonly known as vasilopita -- recipe varies depending on the place of origin. It is not always sweet which may seem peculiar to certain Greeks, especially those who live in the capital or abroad. In...

Romantic Getaway Destinations for New Year's Day in Greece

Greece is known world-wide for its beautiful and hot summers, the crystal clear seas and amazing beaches. However, there are several holiday villages and cities across the country that would be the perfect romantic getaway destination to celebrate New Year's day. Pelion  Pelion is...

Greek, Turkish Cypriot Leaders Issue First Joint Christmas Message

President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades and the Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci stood side by side on television Thursday to send their first-ever joint Christmas greeting to the ethnically divided nation. "I wish the new year will allow us, Turkish...

Christmas in Athens 55 Years Ago

In December 1960, Athens was clean, shiny and wore its Christmas lights and decorations with gusto. Two great photographers, Costas Balafas and Dimitris Harisiadis captured the Christmas spirit in Athens, in brilliant color and artistic black and white. Athens had no need...

The Etymological Roots of Melomakarona and Kourambiedes

Melomakarona and kourambiedes are two Greek desserts that scream Christmas. Dimitris Stathakopoulos, professor of historical sociology at Panteion University, in Athens, gathered data and determined the etymological roots of the two words. Qurabiya in Azeri, Kurabiye in Turkish and kourambiedes...

Children Sing Christmas Carols to PM Tsipras

Children from the national kindergarten, the music school of Ilion and the association "Kostilata" from the city of Arta sang the Christmas carols to Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras at the Maximos mansion on Thursday. The prime minister along with...