Travel throughout Greece during the winter holidays and you’ll see a mix of Greek and international traditions. It’s a festive atmosphere that has evolved over time.
The small roadside shrines scattered here and there, along the curvy roads in Greece, are an important part of the Greek culture.
Greece is a crossroads of fantastic art, diverse cultures and numerous civilizations. Over thousands of years, archaeologists and historians have studied and uncovered beautiful pieces of the past including incredible feats of architecture like palaces, fortresses, churches, temples and ancient homes.
Traditional Greek chapels and monasteries adorn the Greek landscape. Unique in style, they dot much of Greece’s landscapes. You can find them set on endless green plains, tucked in rich olive groves, built high on magnificent mountainous landscapes or set on cliffs overlooking the sparkling Aegean Sea.
The changing of the guard ceremony in Greece is one of the most memorable official ceremonies of its kind. Greece’s elite presidential guard, known as the Evzones, protect the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier with unique costumes and a memorable ceremony that is steeped in Greek tradition.