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Valentine's Day

Crete Has Its Own Patron Saint of Love, the Martyr Yakinthos

February 14th is the globally-celebrated day of Saint Valentine, internationally known as the day of lovers. Millions of stores around the world are lavishly decorated in red and vast quantities of roses, chocolates and stuffed animals are sold and...

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...

The Five Most Romantic Places to Celebrate Valentine's Day in Athens

On Valentine's day, the beautiful city of Athens offers some uniquely romantic spots to you and your partner to celebrate the special day. As many couples decide to spend some quality time far from busy city centers, Athens has at least five...

Valentine’s Day: The Greek Roots of the Saint of Love

Was St. Valentine Greek? Although much of the historical information on Valentine's life is somewhat obscure, a community of Catholics on Lesvos has told Greek Reporter there are strong clues that he was either Greek or of Greek origin. This...

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center invites you to a celebration of love, with a film and concert planned especially for the occasion. The party kicks off with the screening of Lost in Translation, at 7:30 pm, followed by a concert...

37 Natural Formations of Hearts Around the World for Valentine's Day — 2 in Greece!

Nature works in mysterious ways and as The Great American Ôravel Travel + Leisure magazine recently published, our world has offered us up some special Valentine's Day treats -- 37 breathtaking images of natural heart formations! Of the natural heart...

Greek Theologians Condemn Valentine's Day as Pagan Practice

The Union of Theologians on the Greek island of Lesbos released an official announcement condemning the celebration of Valentine’s Day. The theologians question the motives behind the organization of various events on the island and called on the islanders to...

Spend Your Valentine's Day on Lesbos Island

A two-day festival commemorating Saint Valentine will take place on Lesbos island on February 13-14 as the holy relics of the Saint are kept in the Church of Metastassis of Virgin Mary in Mytilene. The municipality of Lesbos, the Chamber of...

5 Greek-Related Films to Watch on Valentine’s Day

If you're looking for last minute ideas on how to spend Valentine's Day with your agapi, here's a few films we suggest that will set the scene for a night of love, featuring either beautiful Mediterranean scenery, or Greek...