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

Was Saint 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...

Valentine’s Day: The Pressures of Shopping for Romance

Valentine’s Day is crunch time for many couples as research has shown that romantic relationships are more likely to end on or around February 14 compared to almost any other time of the year. Cathrine Jansson-Boyd says that for...

A Greek American Love Story Still Going Strong 60 Years Later

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VTpTbFuQO0 Greek-American couple Connie and Charles Cotros have been living a real life love story for the past 60 years. Today, many believe that long-lasting, health marriages are dying out, but Charles and Connie prove them wrong. Married in 1962, the couple...

Ancient Greek Spells and Charms for the Hapless in Love

Despite their reputation as the first philosophers and scientists, ancient Greeks used various love spells to win the affections of those they desired. By Adam Parker, PhD Candidate in Classical Studies, The Open University. Valentine’s Day is not all love hearts...

Saint Yakinthos: Crete’s Own Patron Saint of Love

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...

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...