Greek good luck charms, known as gouria, are a steadfast part of Greek culture existing since ancient times. With the New Year, their value is even more prevalent.
As many friends of Greece know, the holiday season in Greece has many of the same elements of the holiday season elsewhere, just not necessarily in the same order. While many countries have Santa Claus visiting homes on Christmas Eve, in Greece there is Agios Vasilis - Saint Basil. Bearing gifts and good cheer, this
The holiday celebrations in Greece are as splendid and varied as the Greek experience overall. This devout land, rich in traditions, marks the Christmas, New Years, and Epiphany season in unique and beautiful ways, with individual regional customs that recognize the local topography, gastronomy, musical traditions, and cultural heritage. Here are some of the most
Greece has some unique holiday traditions that set the celebration of Christmas and New Year’s in Greece apart. Here are some of the things that make the Greek holiday season special. The Christmas Boat, Tree, and Nativity Scene Of course, the traditional Christmas Tree is as beloved a decorative symbol of the season as it
Dear Traveler, Our first newsletter of 2017 is dedicated to Art and Tradition which are rooted in and reflect the cultural life of Greece. In our interview with the award-winning Greek ceramic artist, Christina Morali we explore the diversity and techniques applied in the creation of her visual art. We take a walk down memory lane and travel