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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”

Greece Among Europe’s Most Friendly Countries

Greece is one of the most friendly countries in Europe, according to a recent report by InterNations. Thousands of expatriates took a survey for InterNations, a site that offers essential tips to expats around the world, to help determine which...

Philoxenia: The Ancient Roots of Greek Hospitality

The Greek word Philoxenia, literally translated as a "friend to a stranger," is widely perceived to be synonymous to hospitality. For Greeks it is much deeper than that. It is an unspoken cultural law that shows generosity and courtesy to...

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.

Greek Restaurateur Loucas Personifies Unforgettable Greek Philoxenia

When one pictures Greece, one often thinks of the idea of philoxenia, or "love of a stranger," thanks also to the extensive photographic works of Robert McCabe. McCabe has documented the astounding beauty of Greece through his camera lens since...

BBC Offers Some Translations of Trending Greek Expressions

Love was in the air on February 14, since it was Valentine's Day and the BBC certainly took notice of the holiday. BBC radio offered up some English translations of love-inspired Greek terms, such as “philotimo” and “philoxenia,” which...

Twin Tourism Exhibitions Philoxenia and Hotelia in Thessaloniki

The 33rd international tourism exhibition Philoxenia and the international hotel equipment exhibition Hotelia opened on Friday in Thessaloniki. The most important tourism-industry event in Greece, has a recorded 10 pct increase in the number of exhibitors and an upgraded picture...

Twin Tourism Exhibitions Philoxenia and Hotelia Open in Thessaloniki

The 33rd international tourism exhibition Philoxenia and the international hotel equipment exhibition Hotelia opened on Friday in Thessaloniki. "It is the most important tourism-industry event in Greece, which this year records a 10 pct increase in the number of exhibitors",...

Mt. Athos Bureau Eyed for St. Petersburg

In his greeting speech during the Central Conference of the 28th International Tourism Exhibition Philoxenia, Thessaloniki Mayor Yiannis Boutaris discussed with Russian authorities the idea of opening a bureau St. Petersburg for Mt. Athos to attract visitors there. He said...