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Halcyon Days: When Spring Appears in the Middle of Winter in Greece

Greece is reputed to have almost 300 days of sunshine a year, even during the winter when the unique phenomenon of the Halcyon Days aka Alkyonides Days takes place creating a mini summer break amidst the winter. The phrase, translated...

The Greek Myth Behind Winter's 'Halcyon Days'

The expression “halcyon days” refers to a period of time, right in the middle of winter, normally at the end of January and usually lasting about 10 days, when our weather becomes mild and days full of light. This phenomenon...