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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! 

Turks Dancing the Syrtaki Dressed in Blue and White Causes Storm (video)

Some Turks have become enraged at the sight of the Greek syrtaki being performed at a festival at the Kadikoy district of Istanbul. The festival devoted to traditional dances from around the world was apparently organized by the local branch...

Greek Dance Under the Acropolis Goes Viral (video)

If there is one Greek dance that is known all over the world and loved by millions of, it is, of course, the Syrtaki. The internet is full of videos of the Syrtaki, but a recent one featuring a troupe...

Syrtaki: The Greek Dance Designed for Hollywood (video)

Most people believe that the syrtaki (συρτάκι) is a traditional Greek dance going back to the early 20th century. The millions of tourists who visit Greece every year will dance - or at least watch - the syrtaki being...

Romania’s Syrtaki World Record Hopes Dashed by Rain, Greece Still the Record-Holder (Video)

Romanian hopes of setting a Guinness Book World Record for dancing Greece's famous syrtaki dance from the 1964 film "Zorba the Greek" were dashed over the weekend. A storm struck the Black Sea port on Saturday making the ability...

The Simpsons Go Greek for One Episode [Video]

At the moment, the Simpsons is the longest-running American sitcom, as well as the longest-running animated program on American television. For its 584th episode, the tenth episode of the show's 27th season, the characters got in touch with their...

Syrtaki Dance Gains Fans in Mykonos

In a bid to attract more tourists, entrepreneurs on Mykonos have put an emphasis on Greek folklore, and Syrtaki and other Greek dances, considered old-fashioned by many, seem to be coming back into fashion, attracting tourists and locals alike. “Roca Cookery” restaurant was a pioneer...

10+1 Questions That Bore the Greeks

The characteristics in which foreigners associate Greeks are plentiful, to such an extent that they cannot imagine anything Greek without thinking of the following characteristics....... For them, Greece means tzatziki, syrtaki, souvlaki, Mykonos, bouzoukia, mousaka and of course ancient monuments....

Austrians Want Their Money Back

The Austrian newspaper Wiener Zeitung published a long article titled, We do not owe you money. It refers to the changes the image of Greeks living in Austria has undergone because of the financial crisis in Greece, as well...

Aliagas Makes Zorba Out of Psy

Nikos Aliagas once again proved of how proud he is of his Greek descent when during the NRJ Music Awards,  that took place in France,  he danced Syrtaki accompanied by Psy who responded to the presenter’s call. After the Korean...