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Bakers Create Giant Five-Ton Vasilopita Cake in Peristeri, Attica

The Association of Bakers of Athens, together with citizens from Attica's large municipality of Peristeri, prepared, baked and distributed to the public a massive ''Vasilopita,'' the traditional cake Greek families enjoy on New Year's Eve, on Tuesday. Peristeri mayor Andreas...

"The Carols": The Story Behind the Most Celebrated Painting in Modern Greek Art

The beloved painting titled "The Kalanda," created in 1872 by the Greek master Nikiforos Lytras, is one of the most famous works in the history of modern Greek art. It is still admired today and is widely shared throughout...

Thessaloniki's Christmas Magic Captured in Spectacular Drone Video

The city of Thessaloniki has been covered in millions of twinkling Christmas lights and other festive decorations as Greece's second largest metropolis undergoes a complete metamorphosis to welcome 2019. On New Year's Eve, more than 4,000 fireworks, rising up to...

Christmas Carols From Every Corner of Greece (videos)

Greece is a country where traditions and customs are a part of our modern, everyday lives. Most holidays in Greece are celebrated traditionally, and Christmas is no exception. Christmas caroling is very popular, and although you might hear any songs...

President Pavlopoulos Urges Unity, In Greek Diaspora Address

The year 2018 will find Greeks determined and united in their endeavours and carving out "the future that we deserve and befits us," Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos underlined in his message to Greeks abroad, ahead of the Christmas and...

City of Athens to Welcome New Year With Ceremonies

The city of Athens will hail in the New Year in January with the “reveille” played by the Armed Forces and Security Forces and the firing of shots from the gun emplacement on Lycabettus Hill at 7:41a.m. This will be...

New Year Traditions Across Greece

The warm festive atmosphere in the beautifully decorated Greek cities and villages is topped with customs and traditions that are revived in various regions across Greece. Smashing Pomegranate Families keep several traditions that are supposed to bring them luck for the...

2016 will Be a Year of Recovery and Rebuilding, Greek PM Says in New Year Message

The year 2016 will be one of recovery and rebuilding, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said in a New Year message to the Greek people on Thursday, just hours before the end of 2015. "It is the year that will...

Omirou: EU Should Call on Turkey to End Occupation of European Territory

"The International and European Community are called to turn to Turkey, the EU should especially, clearly and categorically call on Turkey to end the occupation of the EU territory of Cyprus. In order to assent to a solution based...

Greek Museums Will Surprise us in 2014!

The New Year includes many cultural events and exhibitions at major Greek archaeological museums. Directors of four of the most important museums in Greece have talked about their plans to make 2014 truly memorable. Acropolis Museum For 2014, the Acropolis Museum...