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Greek Panigyri: The Tradition of Celebrating Saints and More

One of the great highlights of the Greek Summer for Greeks themselves are the many “Panigiri”. The word means a great festival going on all around us. A Panigyri is in honor of something specific, and something traditional. They can, for instance, be celebrations of regional music and dance, or perhaps they celebrate a harvest

The Athens – Epidaurus Festival: The Cultural Highlight of the Summer

The summer months in Athens are alive with culture as performances from the classical to the avant-garde are held at historic venues. The Athens Epidaurus Festival is a huge highlight for visitors interested in culture. Let’s have a look! Where it Happens- the Athens Epidaurus Festival Venues Four stages host this famous festival, three of

Xanthie Argiris Talks About The Kasos Maritime Archaeological Project

The underwater excavation (2019–2021) of three shipwrecks from the ancient and medieval times, which were located off the island of Kasos -  have unlocked a treasure trove of history, setting the stage for further groundbreaking revelations. As the first chapter of underwater exploration which was carried out during the pandemic concluded, a new journey began.

Greek Carnival Traditions – Celebrating the “Apokries” in Greece

As winter ebbs and the trees start to blossom, a season of festivity begins. Millennia ago, this was the season of the “Dionysia” - celebrations dedicated to the Ancient Greek god Dionysus - a god of many things that go well together: orchards and fruit, vegetation, fertility, and festivity. He is also the god of

Experiencing the Splendor of Arcadia, in the Peloponnese

In any season of the year, Arcadia is a wonderful destination. Arcadia really has it all - a varied terrain rich in mountains, gorges, a wetland, even a cave. Cultural treasures span the wonders of Ancient Greece, through historic monasteries and the proud and beautiful villages of the Greek War of Independence. Meanwhile, Arcadia’s gastronomy

Ski & Sea – A Spectacular Winter Holiday in Greece

Greece is a surprisingly fabulous mountain destination, combining the best of the classic ski holiday, enchanting traditional villages and, of course, the ever-present sea. The Greek mountain experience is truly magical - in addition to the stunning landscapes and winter sports offerings, this is also a true taste of Greece. Greece’s mountains remain something of

Happy Holidays from Greece

As we prepare to enter the New Year, we often think with anticipation of our plans for the months to unfold, the destinations we will visit, the experiences we will enjoy. Greece is endlessly rich in travel inspiration, whatever your taste in travel may be. Island Experiences We very often think of Summer as the

Christmas Caroling in Greece

Christmas in Greece is a very beautiful season. Linking three holidays, the Christmas season is joyous and quite long. Caroling is one of the highlights. The Long Holiday Season in Greece The Holiday mood begins truly in early December, as people decorate their homes and apartments, and municipalities put out many lights and trees. Tree-lighting

The “Polis” – Etymology, Civilization, and Ancient Greece

The Ancient Greek world has much to teach us still. The highest good, the ultimate virtue in ancient Greek society was civic engagement - contributing to the common good of the city and of society at large. For example, the wealthiest of the citizens were expected to fund the building of “triremes” battleships to protect

The Inspiring Story of the Marathon

During the Autumn months, festive and ambitious races of amateur and professional runners take place in cities large and small. The Marathon is now a beloved tradition, a celebration of athletics, dedication, and human achievement. But how did it get its name? And why the unusual yet quite specific - 42.195 kilometers (or 26 miles