One of the most brilliant epic poems in ancient history, The Iliad, is set for a marathon performance this summer, as part of the Almeida Greeks Festival taking place between June and October in London.

Artistic director Rupert Goold decided to d…

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During the Theofania (also "Epiphany" or "Fota"), on January 6, traditional celebrations take place around Greece to commemorate the baptism of Jesus Christ by John the Baptist, according to the Orthodox Church, and the banishing of the mis…

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Greek Food is Made of Summer

Fresh, nutritious, unprocessed, colourful and tasty, Greek food is perfectly suited to summer dining. The Greek diet is quintessentially Mediterranean, a way of eating that has recently become UNESCO cultural heritage, a…

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The History
  • A centuries-old city
Thessaloniki was founded in 315 BC by one of the epigones of Alexander the Great, Kassandros (Cassander), who united 26 small towns and villages, the most important of which was Thermi, hence Thermaikos, the name o…

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The presence of Jews in Greece traces back to ancient times. These Greek Jews, known as Romaniotes, are considered among the oldest Jewish communities in the world today. In their long history they withstood the rise and fall of many empires and thri…

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  • Christmas in Greek Literature
Christmas, the great feast of Christianity, is celebrated throughout the world in different ways. Prior to the advent of technology, literature was the only way to document culture-specific traditions concerning Chri…

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  • October 28, 1940: Greece says 'No' to Invaders, 'Yes' to Freedom 
 
"Until now, we knew that Greeks were fighting like heroes; from now on we shall say that heroes fight like Greeks."
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"From a summer camp for people with intellectual disabilities to a World Movement, the Special Olympics change lives and attitudes for more than 40 years."
 
The Athens 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games kick off on…

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  • Greek Orthodox Easter
Considered the most important holiday on the Greek calendar, the celebration of Orthodox Easter (Pascha, Greek: Πάσχα) is unique in almost every corner of Greece.
 
Special traditions mark not only…

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    25th of March: The Symbolic Birth of the Revolution
This year marks the 190th anniversary since the outbreak of the Greek War of Independence (1821) that led to the establishment of the Modern Greek state.
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