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Discover A Classic Greek Novel: The Great Chimera

Discover A Classic Greek Novel: The Great Chimera is a Greek novel by M. Karagatsis and is considered a modern Greek classic. It tells the story of a young French woman, Marian, who falls in love with a Greek sea-captain, marries him, and moves with him to the Aegean island of Syros (where the Omilo […]


Kathara Deftera (Clean Monday)

Kathara Deftera, or Clean Monday is an important day for Greeks. We celebrate the end of the Carnival and the beginning of fasting which leads to Easter (forty days later). The name comes from the adjective “katharos”=clean. This day is also called “Koulouma”.


Winter in Greece

Winter in Greece is never boring, and for those who thought that Greece is only a summer country, you couldn’t be more wrong :-).  Due to its varied nature and culture, Greece has to offer something in any season! The end of 2022 and beginning of 2023 was a sunny and warm period, but we […]


The Vasilopita-The Greek New Year Cake

The Vasilopita is a nice Greek Tradition . Baking the “vasilopita”, a special cake for the New Year, will make sure to start things off right! When cutting the cake into slices on New Year’s Day, Greeks will name each slice as they cut it, after everyone in the family and friends. Usually, also a […]


The Greek Traditional Christmas Boat | Omilo

The Greek Traditional Christmas Boat is very popular again since the last decade. Do you prefer a Christmas tree or a Christmas boat? (Greek text below) The decoration of the Christmas tree is not a Greek habit. It is said that the first Christmas tree in Greece was introduced and decorated by the Bavarian king […]

A Greek December Month

When we think about the Month of December in Greece, we usually think of winter and celebrations.  Let’s learn more about a typical Greek December Month.