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Figs Grow as Winter Heatwave Rages on in Greece

Figs, an iconic summertime fruit in Greece, have begun to grow again near the city of Nafplio in the Peloponnese, flourishing in this winter's record-breaking high temperatures. With weather so warm that Greeks have been flocking to the beach in...

The Fig — An Iconic Greek Fruit Since Ancient Times

Figs belong to the category of the most nutritious fruits while at the same time they have at least nine recognized medicinal qualities. Along with grapes, figs were known to be the favorite fruits of Ancient Greeks. The iconic fruit...

The Incredibly Diverse – And Healthy – Diet of the Ancient Greeks

The eating habits of the ancient Greeks are fascinating for so many reasons. They had an impressively varied diet by any measure, but it naturally contrasted in many ways to ours -- with the most characteristic difference being that they...

Leaving the City of Crisis for the Village of Figs: Marinos' Story

Marinos Tousert is another young graduate who left Athens in the midst of the economic crisis and relocated to his village in order to get a job at his family's fig business. These last years, Marinos has been living in...