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    The Pulse of a Kafenio

    The Pulse of a Kafenio

    In a coffee house in Greece you might find anything from handcrafted straw-bottomed chairs to modern plastic stools. Tables could be the plain wooden variety to fine marble. Whatever the decor, the kafenio remains an…

    Traditional Greek Beverages

    Traditional Greek Beverages

    Ouzo – the national drink of Greece Ouzo is the most well known traditional beverage. Greeks adore it, and prefer it especially during the summer months, when they may enjoy it with company, during the…

    Grand Promenade in Athens

    Grand Promenade in Athens

    In the framework of the Pre-Opening Events 2006-2008 of the National Museum of Contemporary Art, the EMST organises a Grand Cultural Promenade around the streets of Athens. It is the first of the two large scale international exhibitions…

    Xanthi Carnival

    Xanthi Carnival

    The most popular and impressive carnival in Northern Greece is organized each year in the city of Xanthi. It began in 1966, and today has evolved into a full-blown festival in which visitors from all…

    The Blessing of the Waters

    The Blessing of the Waters

    The chanting of the priests at the Evangelistria church in Pigadia cut like a warm comfort through the cold winter morning on Karpathos Island, Greece. Standing in the cold, for a while I was wondering…

    The Sunset in Greece

    The Sunset in Greece

    Greece is the country of sun. Here, the sun shines with more warmth and for more days in the year than in all of the other countries in Europe. The spectacle of its setting in…

    Greek Mythology – Part 2

    Greek Mythology – Part 2

    Ares (god of war) In one legend, he is the son of Zeus and Hera, in another he, along with his twin sister Eris he was born when his mother Hera touched a flower. Ares…

    Island Life

    Island Life

    Until our first trip to a Greek island, my husband Alf and I had no idea what people meant by “significant wind strength.” Your hat won’t stay on and laundry peels itself off the line…

    Greek art and literature

    Greek art and literature

    Greek art spans a wide variety of disciplines, from painting, ceramics, dance and music to literature. Paintings: The earliest paintings identified to originate in Greece are the decorations on earthenware pots. Frescoes discovered on Santorini, depict…

    Greek Mythology

    Greek Mythology

    Greek mythology started like many other beliefs in prehistoric times when the people in an effort to understand the natural phenomena of the world around them, created gods and goddesses. These gods and goddesses controlled…