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.
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.
Happy New Month, since September, is already here! Today, we perceive September as the first month of autumn, meaning that the relaxing days of August are gone and everyday life is back on track. Question is, is it truly the end of the summer? How did the ancient Greeks divide their year?
Is ancient Greek mythology dead, a collection of ancient stories with no connection to the modern world or does it remain a pivotal and integral part of everyday life? In an effort to answer this question, the following article explores some of the aspects of life where ancient Greek mythology is very much alive!
Trace the steps of demigod Hercules and through his Labours, explore Greece like no other!
Demeter (literally meaning Mother Earth) is one of the most ancient deities of the Greek pantheon. Dearly loved by ancient Greek people, 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.
What do Homer, Franz Kafka and Percy Jackson have in common? One way or another, they all discussed the exciting story of the mythical king of Corinth, Sisyphus!