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The Once-Sacred Greek Tradition of Siesta Time

Siesta time is a sacred tradition of the Greeks, spanning back many centuries. Although modern life has had an impact on the short nap (taken in the early afternoon often after the midday meal), in the less touristy parts of...

“Secret Heaven” of Greek Pontos Suffers Neglect (photos)

A 17th century Greek archaeological site in Turkey’s Black Sea province Gumushane, has been ignored for the last 50 years, Anadolu Agency reports. The agency says that the Santa Ruins, located in the medieval Dumanli village; 72 kilometers from Gumushane’s...

Campaign Launched for the Greek Islands to Win the Nobel Prize

Campaign for the Greek islands Activists have started an online campaign, requesting that the Greek islands receive the Nobel Peace Prize, for their response to the refugee crisis. The “vote that the Greek Islands Receive the Nobel Peace Prize for their...

Summer Vacation in the Greek Village Where Everything Costs 1 Euro

Valaora is a Greek village in Evrytania which has remained untouched by the Greek financial crisis and the political instability, where capital controls don't pose an issue. The 300 villagers who live permanently in Valaora Haryana move to their...

Wildfire Spreads Due to Strong Winds; Greek Villages Evacuated

At least two Greek villages and a children’s summer camp in Lakonia, Peloponnese, were evacuated due to a wildfire that broke out around 3:45 am on Friday, July 17. Authorities have rushed to the scene but the fire is...

Cretan Village Hosts Museum of Greek Rural History

Arolithos is a unique, traditional Cretan village. It lies just 11 kilometers away from Heraklion, along the old national road connecting it with Rethymnon. Built on a mountain slope, in the wild Cretan landscape, the village is a feast for the...

Ikaria: Living By Night, Sleeping Through the Day

Life in Ikaria, Greece, moves at a very slow pace. Especially in the village of Christos in Raches, people live their lives by night and relax or sleep during the day. In fact, this is a habit whose origins lie...

A Magical Village in Greece

A few kilometers away from Chania, in Crete, Greece, hidden among the mountains, there is a small village that seems to come from another era. Milia is a village with no electricity and no cars. This is not because...