Greeks and Italians have so much in common, that one would need years to itemize each aspect of the bonds they share.
Traditionally, the great feast of the Epiphany marks the end of the extended period of Christmas holidays in Greece. Each year on January 6, hundreds of thousands of Greeks and visitors participate in the rich traditions that are observed in...
Behind today’s mythical Santa Claus from the North Pole, is a real saint – St. Nicholas. How he came to be today’s gift-giving jolly figure from the North Pole is a fascinating story all by itself. By Lisa Bitel Santa Claus...
Saint Demetrios (or Dimitrios) of Thessaloniki is one of the most popular Christian saints not only in Greece but across the Orthodox Christian world, with millions of people bearing his name, in all of its many beautiful variations. Saint Demetrios...
At 108 years of age, a Greek yiayia, or grandmother, named Anthi Katsouli stands in her yard every single day and prays for the entire world. Born in the village of Katarraktis in the region of Arta in Epirus in...
Although you may know a fair bit about Greek naming customs today, there are name traditions which go all the way back to Ancient Greece.
The tradition of the “Flying Priest” from the Greek island of Chios has now spread in many parts of Greece and Cyprus
The world knows Santa Claus as the symbol of Christmas, who brings kids toys, but he is actually a modernized version of Saint Nicholas, the devoted Greek bishop who lived in the fourth century in the Lycian town of...
The rocket war, one of the most beautiful, spectacular and yet dangerous Easter spectacles of Greece, revived on Saturday night on Chios.