The riches of the Greek land that have been providing its people with inexhaustible local produce for thousands of years are known across the world for their incredible taste and nutritious benefits. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that the visitors of Greece take interest in exploring and tasting the fresh fruits and vegetables the locals enjoy on the daily.
I don't mean to brag, but the Greeks have an admirable way of combining the best elements of their culture and turning them to larger-than-life parties! A bright example of this genius technique is the institution of panigiri -or panigiria in plural- the Greek fairs with a religious origin that entertain the locals all year round. Explore this Greek custom and learn about the best panigiria to visit during your stay in Greece!
London has the black cab. Berlin has the Berlin bear. But what about Greece? What is Greece’s most recognized icon across the world?
Just one look at the ancient Greek sculptures that decorate the museums across the world, reveals that ancient Greeks had a natural aptitude for fashion. The ancient-Greek-style gown holds up to this day, thousands of years later, with Haute Couture runways still flooding with clothes inspired by it.
‘Blood can’t be turned into water’ a Greek saying suggests, meaning that the relationship between family members is a sacred one.
As the whole world is aware of, apart from practical and innovative, the minds of the ancient Greeks were incredibly imaginative, gifting the world with fascinating tales in an attempt to explain the miracle of life and the world around them. With the Olympian gods in leading the roles, and the battle between mortals and immortals being the core of the tales, most of the Greek mythology has survived through the works of Homer and Hesiod, the second most important ancient Greek poet after Homer.
If you decide to visit Greece, the birthplace of Drama and Theater, there is no escaping the rich heritage and culture, evident in every corner of the country. The bright sun and stunning beaches may be a worthwhile temptation, but they don’t take away from the fact that in order for you to truly submerge yourself into Greek tradition, you need to also appreciate its history and cultural incentives.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be in Greece during Easter and experience it like a local? Easter – or 'Pascha' in Greek – is the greatest celebration of the Eastern Orthodox Church, honored by various customs and religious ceremonies. Here, we give you a day by day breakdown of the Greek Holy Week to introduce you to the most essential Greek Easter traditions.