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“Karavaki,” the Tradition of Decorating Boats—Not Trees—at Christmas

The tradition of the ''Karavaki,'' which is Greek for ''small boat,'' is deeply rooted in the folkways of a country with a symbiotic relationship with the sea.

Top 7 Christmas Destinations in Greece for 2022

Greece has amazing destinations for Christmas. Although it is globally known for its warm, sunny summers, white sand beaches, and crystal-clear waters, the country offers much more. The surprisingly diverse landscape of Greece provides countless opportunities, all the way from...

Secrets to Hosting the Best Thanksgiving Ever

Some secrets which will allow you and your family to have the best Thanksgiving ever will help even seasoned cooks -- like many Greek-Americans are -- to be able to enjoy this wonderful holiday even more. As we look forward...

People ‘Happier’ When They Put Christmas Decorations Up Earlier

People who put up their Christmas decorations earlier are happier, a recent study said. According to the same study, the process evokes strong feelings of childhood. We all know that Christmas is a time of joy and, for many, deep...

The Rock Stars Who Fell in Love With Greece

Greece was and still is a magnet for famous rock stars such as the Beatles, Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, David Bowie,  and countless others. The Beatles arrived incognito on their holiday to Arachova back in July 1967 and were photographed...

Prices of Goods Continue to Increase in Greece

Prices of everyday goods in Greece continue to increase, which has caused shoppers to cut back significantly in recent months. The cost of everything from electrical appliances, cars, milk, and soap has increased substantially in Greece, much like in most...

Top Greece Destinations Too Expensive for Locals

Due to the country's economic crisis, many vacation destinations in Greece have become exceedingly expensive, so much so that average Greeks cannot afford to travel in their own country. Much like in many parts of the world, the inflation rate...

Patmos: The Aegean Island of the Revelation

Patmos island in the Aegean Sea is the location apostle John received the visions found in the Book of Revelation of the New Testament

The Isle of Malta, the Heart of the Ancient Mediterranean

The Isle of Malta is currently the smallest member state of the European Union, both in terms of territory and the size of its population.

Ten Lesser-Known Greek Villages and Towns That Will Blow Your Mind

Justly renowned for its seaside resorts and its endless beaches, Greece also hides some places which are either completely unknown or little known to the outside world. However, these gems definitely offer unique scenery and are of great cultural...