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Six Things You Shouldn’t Say to a Greek

When visiting Greece it may be difficult for you to understand some of the cultural norms to follow during your stay in this beautiful country. To help you avoid embarrassing conversations and awkward situations, here's a list of things...

Tinos: This Unique Greek Island Will Enchant You

The Greek island of Tinos is steeped in history and beauty and laced with sacred religious and historic sites, and history and art museums. Another charm of the island is that it is dotted with charming authentic Greek villages --...

Ten of Greece’s Most Spectacular Monasteries

Greece has many beautiful sights for you to check out while you are visiting the country. One thing you want to be sure to add to your itinerary is visiting some of the ancient, historical Greek monasteries. Here are 10...

Is Lizzo Tarnishing Ancient Greek Culture with New Video?

The new music video by Lizzo has been accused by some in the social media as appropriating, pilfering and sullying Greek and Roman art. The American singer, whose real name is Melissa Viviane Jefferson has sparked debate around the theme of...

How Greek Are You? Take The Quiz

Growing up Greek outside of Greece sets you apart from others, like it or not. There are just so many things that define Greeks and growing up in a typical Greek family. You think you are Greek and up on...

Pompeii Skeleton Proves Greek Culture Was Thriving in Ancient Rome

A skeleton discovered this week in Pompeii, the Roman city which was completely destroyed after the eruption of the volcano Vesuvius in 79 AD, proves that Greek culture was thriving in ancient Rome. The discovery was made in the necropolis...

What the World Can Learn From Greece’s Passion for the Arts

The Greek model of supporting the arts is both old and ongoing; it embraces difference and internationalism and believes art is the cornerstone to civil society. We should learn from that model.

The Comeback of Greek Festivals in the US

After a year spent social distancing, how wonderful it is to see that a number of Greek festivals are taking place once again in the US.

What is the National Dish of Greece?

The country known for its delicious cuisine simply could not choose one dish to represent it.

Philoxenia: The Roots of Greek Hospitality

The ancient Greek value of hospitality which ranked at the top of the list of virtues, and still lives on today in Greece, is “philoxenia”