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Karavakia: Christmas Boats in Greece

Christmas boats in Greece, known in Greek as karavakia, are the most traditional symbols you’ll encounter during the holidays here.  Why a boat? It goes back to the country’s seafaring traditions.

Traditional Greek Christmas Desserts

Christmas in Greece means all sorts of cultural and food traditions and that includes… dessert!  Indulging in Greek Christmas desserts are a wonderful part of the holiday experience.

Hidden Destination: Spotlight on Xanthi

Xanthi is a destination with a rich tobacco past and a multiethnic character, a natural and historical beauty also known as “the city of a thousand colors.”

The Skyros Horse: The Famous Hellenic Hipparion

The Skyros horse is a small-bodied breed also known as the Hellenic Hipparion, one of the rarest breeds in the world.

Changing of the Guard Ceremony in Greece: Evzones

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.

Anatolian Coffee: History and Culture

Anatolian coffee takes center stage in Greece and the regions surrounding Greece as a significant part of food culture and life.

The Art of Truffle Hunting in Greece

The art of truffle hunting has historic roots in Greece and throughout Europe. It is one of the world’s wonderful delicacies that is the perfect addition to a beautifully prepared meal.

The Most Amazing Gorges in Greece

Europe’s most amazing gorges can be explored right here in Greece, both on the islands and mainland.

National Museum of Contemporary Art: EMST PROLOGUES

The Greek art scene is getting ready for the full opening of a significant new addition to the Athenian landscape, a new National Museum of Contemporary Art in Athens. Some say its Greece’s version of London’s Tate Modern.

Retsina Reborn: Then and Now

Some say retsina, a Greek wine, is an acquired taste. It isn’t your typical white thanks to its pine resin aftertaste. No matter what one’s opinion is, retsina is a steadfast part of Greek tradition and “new” versions are up and coming.