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Greek Composer Stavros Xarchakos Gives Impromptu Concert in Taverna

Greek composer Stavros Xarchakos stunned diners at a Greek taverna on the island of Syros at the weekend when he conducted a group of young musicians. 83-year-old Xarchakos displayed amazing energy and youthful spirit in directing the young group playing...

The New Greek Stamp Series Reminds Some of a 1980's Taverna Menu

The Hellenic Post (ELTA) recently revealed four new stamps depicting oven-baked lamb and potatoes, moussaka, octopus and spanakopita (wild greens pie) which are supposed to pay tribute to Greece's culinary heritage. “Cooked food hails from ancient Greece, with recipes that...

Ten Foods Not To Miss While In Greece

by Katrina Hatchett When traveling, one of the things you are bound to look forward to the most is the food. There are so many different tastes and smells and spices around the world; life is certainly too short to...

Witnesses Describe Tragic Death of Mother and 8-Year-Old Son in Greek Storm

Eyewitnesses on Thursday described how the storm that hit Greece's Halkidiki region led to the death of a 55-year-old Romanian tourist and her 8-year-old son who at the time were dining at a taverna. The two were among six foreign...

The Underground Athenian Taverna Lost in Time

In the center of Athens, in the basement of a 150-year-old neoclassical building, is a traditional Greek taverna that will take you back to the 1950s. Called Diporto, there's no signage. Two doors -- from whence the taverna takes it...

Virtual Visit to Greece: Enjoy Live Bouzouki From an Athenian Taverna (Video)

A classic icon of Greece is its lively bouzoukia that dot the entire country celebrating the rich Greek culture via music. Greek Reporter went to the traditional Greek Taverna Orea Penteli at Psiri square in central Athens and streamed the...

Greek Taverna Accepts Bitcoin for Payment

The taverna Angelos in the Haidari neighborhood of Athens is the first Greek restaurant that accepts bitcoin for payment. In fact, now that capital controls are imposed, the owner offers a 20 percent discount to customers who choose to...