Greek history & culture

When you think about the biggest sports event in the world, you immediately think of the Olympic Games. And you’re right! The Olympic Games have captured the interest of sports fans around the world since antiquity, keeping them excited and eager to see the accomplishments of the established athletes they’re rooting for. But how did it all begin? Let’s take a look at the vast history of the event that has defined sportsmanship as we know it today. 

We may provide the whole world with olive oil, feta cheese, and luscious wine, however, the number one exportable product of Greece is its rich culture. With a history that counts thousands of years of age, the significant personalities that walked the ground of Greece leaving their mark in the world with their admirable actions and thoughts are more than a few.

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!