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The Magic of Greek Dancing: Greece’s Greatest Traditional Dances

Thursday is International Dance Day and how better to celebrate than by discovering five of the most popular Greek dances! 

Greek and Turkish Folk Dances With Common Origins, Still Popular Today

Many Greek folk dances go way back to the days of the Byzantine Empire, and as a result are still very popular among Turkish people, says a Daily Sabah report. Today, when Turks refer to Greek dance, the focus is...

Zorba Dance to Win Guinness World Record

The organizers of the Greek Festival in Perth (Perth Glendi) have sent an open invitation to western Australia’s capital residents, to support the effort to break the Guinness World Record for the largest chain of Zorba sirtaki dancers. The Greek...

Greek Sirtaki Flashmob in Manchester [Video]

On March 15 at 3 p.m. on Manchester Street Market, astonished passers witnessed an exciting sight. Greek and Cypriot students gathered to dance sirtaki (Greek dance) and more specifically the theme song of Zorba the Greek. Similar flashmobs have also...

Ayia Napa to Attempt Guinness Record

The municipality of Ayia Napa, Cyprus, is determined to make the resort a tourism trademark on a worldwide level. The region’s Mayor, Ioannis Karousos, revealed to the newspaper Fileleutheros, the city’s council decided that in August, Ayia Napa will...

Aliagas’ Zorba Syrtaki Pumps Up French

French-Greek journalist and entertainer Nikos Aliagas, who hosts the French reality program Star Academy, got French audiences revved up when he performed the Syrtaki dance to the music of Zorba the Greek by famed composer Míkis Theodorakis a few...