‘Blood can’t be turned into water’ a Greek saying suggests, meaning that the relationship between family members is a sacred one.
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.
Are you spending Christmas in Greece this year? In case you are waiting for Santa and his reindeers to arrive, here are some things you might have to know about Greeks and the holidays of Christmas.
At last, the most wonderful time of the year is upon us and everything is ready to celebrate the jolliest days of them all, Christmas! Question is: have you been naughty or nice this year? Stop worrying, in Greece, it doesn’t make a difference.
Every time we think of ancient Greek mythology, we think of terrifying creatures and heroic battles. Additionally, images of idealized figures, and sometimes perversive stories come to mind. This collection of stories was of such pivotal importance for the ancient Greek mindset. It nurtured the development of Greek civilization through the generations.
Trace the steps of demigod Hercules and through his Labours, explore Greece like no other!
Demeter - which literally translates to 'Mother Earth'- is one of the most ancient deities of the Greek pantheon. Dearly loved by ancient Greeks, Demeter was commonly thought to be a benevolent deity, tending to the people's needs, but with her dark side too when challenged. Many myths and legends orbit around the figure of Demeter often symbolizing different qualities of nature. One of them is the moving story of Demeter and her beloved daughter Persephone.