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''Karavaki,'' The Old Greek Tradition of Decorating Boats — Not Trees — at Christmas

Christmas is linked all around the world to the ancient tradition of decorating a Christmas tree with countless ornaments and beautiful lights. However, an old traditional custom in Greece's islands and coastal regions dictates that people should decorate a...

Tsiknopempti : The 'All the Meat You Can Eat' Thursday

"Tsiknopempti" is the name of the day in Greece that marks the official start of the carnival festivities. The day is celebrated on a Thursday and consists of the words "tsikna" (smell of burning food) and Pempti (which is...

Greek Tax and Custom Revenues Up 0.28% in 2014

Revenues by tax and custom agencies in Greece grew 0.28% in 2014, while overdue tax collection rose 12.8% in the same period, the Public Revenue Secretariat-General said. In a report, the Greek secretariat-general said that tax and custom agencies' revenue...