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Ancestry Trips – Discovering Greek Heritage

The Greeks have always been adventurous people. Since ancient times, Greece has spread its culture through emigration. There have been famous Greek colonies throughout the region. In the west, there is southern Italy, where even today there are villages in Calabria where a Greek dialect is spoken by the locals. To the south, Alexandria in

October 28th- “Ochi” Day

One of the proudest National Holidays of Greece has an unusual name. It usually goes by that date, but it is also called “Ochi” day - “No.”  The history of October 28th and the celebrations surrounding the holiday offer a precious glimpse into the Greek soul.  Greek culture is famous worldwide for its hospitality, for

Open Air Cinemas in Greece

There’s nothing lovelier than a Greek summer evening, filled with soft breezes and the scent of jasmine. It seems no one is indoors on a fine Greek summer night - the outdoor cafes, tavernas and chic restaurants with tables under the stars begin to fill, and the streets are lively with locals and visitors enjoying

The Return of Life in Spring: the Myth of Demeter and Persephone

One beautiful day, Persephone - the daughter of Demeter and Zeus - was strolling in a meadow of flowers. Suddenly, the earth opened up, and Hades - God of the Underworld - seized the maiden, and brought her back to the underworld to be his bride. Her mother’s search for her, the subsequent devastation she

Reviving Ancient Theatres in Greece

When people with vision, enthusiasm, dedication and passion come together, remarkable things happen — Diazoma is the result of such a profound formula. Founded in Athens in 2008, Diazoma is a movement of people who share the same passion for the Greek cultural heritage and their mission is to protect, restore and promote monuments such

The Panigiraki of Arachova: Reliving Traditions with Ancient Roots

Wherever you go in Greece, there will not be just one story, but several. This is such an ancient country, and its history has many layers. The Panigiraki - the feast day of Agios Giorgos- in Arachova, is just such a story.  The Panigiraki of Arachova: Reliving Traditions with Ancient Roots  Village Feast Days Greece

Easter – A Wonderful Time to Experience Greece

Truly, no country celebrates Easter with such elaborate customs and festivities as Greece does. And Greece, in turn, is never lovelier than it is at Easter, an ideal time to visit. Why Easter is A Wonderful Time to Experience Greece    Don’t wait for Summer At Easter, the days are warm – you could even

Our Old and New Favorite Destinations in Greece

When thinking of your next Greek destination, consider some of our favorites. These hand-picked destinations are full of natural and cultural attractions and gastronomic pleasures. What makes them all the more charming is the fact that they are lesser known to the majority of travelers, and offer therefore an unspoiled – and more exclusive and

Most important oracles of the ancient world

In Ancient Greece, decisions of any significance were guided by a mystical hand of divine origin. An oracle- a word derived from the Latin verb “orare” (to speak)- was in fact a person, priest or a priestess. It was thought that the very Gods themselves spoke through the mouths of these oracles. Different Gods spoke

Dimitria: A Thessaloniki City Break

Fall is Thessaloniki’s best season. The light is more golden and the sunsets are more dramatic, the afternoons are still warm and there is a crispness in the air.  It’s the best weather to enjoy all the city’s best features, and also the best season culturally — Each October is the Dimitria- Thessaloniki’s celebration of