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Greek history & culture

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.

As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Nea Moni is a medieval monument that reflects boundless creativity, humbling sanctity, the human genius and the consequences of fanatic destruction, all in once. Follow us on the island of Chios and discover the intriguing story of this monastery, a monument bestowed from the Byzantine Era to the rest of the world.