• The Top 10 Most Gorgeous Greek Men of 2021

    Many Greek men of the world are known to posses great looks and genes of a Greek God. Here is our list of the world’s most hottest famous Greek men of 2021. These men range from the Greek Bachelor Panagiotis Vasilakos to Davidoff Model Alexis Papas to famous singers like Petros Iakovidis, Nikos Vertis and more. Greek men are very charming and know how to treat their ladies. Did you know Greeks were found to be classified as “very romantic” in a Global Search poll study in 2019. Many of these Greek men on our list in Greece take care of their physique. It also helps when you have an amazing Mediterranean…

  • The Viral Tik Tok Greek Feta Pasta Recipe

    This viral Tik Tok recipe has taken the social media world by storm. In Finland, feta even sold out everywhere at stores because of this Feta Pasta recipe. It is very easy to make and delicious. All you need for this recipe is cherry tomatoes, olive oil, salt and pepper, basil, garlic, 10% cream, pasta, and the star of the show…a block of Greek feta. Cherry tomatoes Olive oil Crushed garlic Salt and pepper 1 block of Greek feta cheese Pasta Fresh basil Cup of 10% cream The quantity will vary based on the size of your baking dish and people you are making for. View this post on Instagram…

  • The Strong Spartan Women of Ancient Greece

    In education and intellectual cultivation, the Spartan woman was equal to the Spartans. It was a society which honoured both its women and its most glorious warriors. The Spartan man who died heroically in battle had the same status as the Spartan woman who died during childbirth. Their names were written on tombstones outside the town for everybody to remember them and keep them in their eternal memory. What baffles historians to this day, is how could such an authoritarian, oppressive, and patriarchal Ancient Greece be so progressive as to allow women such a degree of freedom and education? Historic information we have today on Spartan women comes from descriptions…

  • Greek Patriot Honoured for Donating €23M Estate to Greek Armed Forces

    The Greek President of Greece, Katerina Sakellaropoulou, honoured Iakovos Tsounis, the Greek shipowner and World War 2 veteran who earlier this month donated his entire 23 million euro estate to the Greek Armed Forces. The equivalent of $27.9M US. Iakovos Tsounis was born in 1924, near Patras, in Western Greece. A descendant of Greek warriors who fought in the 1821 Greek revolution and the 13th child in the family.  At just 16, he voluntarily joined the Greek Army and went directly to the front line in the mountains of Albania during the Greek-Italian War of 1940. Tsounis is the youngest internationally-recognized veteran of the Anti-Nazi and anti-fascist war. His participation…

  • The Ancient Greek History of the Handshake from 5th Century B.C.

    The handshake dates back as far as possible. Archaeological relics indicate that in 5th century B.C., handshakes were practiced in Ancient Greece. It was a sign of peace that showed you weren’t carrying a weapon. A funeral relic from the 5th century in Berlin’s Pergamon Museum, the most visited in Germany, depicts two soldiers shaking hands. A 5th-century stone slab depicts Hera and Athena shaking hands. In the epic literature classics: The Odyssey and The Iliad, the Greek poet Homer mentions handshaking many times as demonstrations of trust. The handshake developed into more of an arm grab during the Roman period. The shaking of hands up and down may have…

  • Greece Makes Tokyo Olympics After Beating Russia in Men’s Water Polo

    The National Greek Water Polo Team started the match with an impressive lead of 4-1. The Russians responded immediately and tied at 5-5 before the end of the first half, which had Greece leading 6-5. At the end of the 3rd period Greece was leading by 2 goals (11-9). In the 4th period Angelos Vlachopoulos, who was voted man of the match, scored a very importnt goal that would lead Greece to a 13-10 victory. The President of the Hellenic Swimming Federation Dimitris Diathesopoulos stated: “It was a great day for Greece, water polo and the country’s sports. I congratulate all the contributors to this great success, players and coaches.…

  • The Top 20 Greek Baby Names

    Many non-Greeks “Xeni” after watching My Big Fat Greek Wedding might think that in the whole country of Greece there are only two or three most common Greek names. Well, sorry but not everyone is named Niko! Interestingly a full 40 percent of Greek men have one of the top five names, and 60 percent have a name in the top 10. Three in every 10 Greek women have one of the most common top five names. Moreover, it is very common for Greek parents to stick to tradition and name their children after their grandparents. Whether you’re on the hunt for names for your baby, your gaming characters or…

  • Greek School will be First in the World to Send Stuff to the Moon

    Amazing news for Greece! A Greek school in Athens will be the first in the world to send materials to the moon, including messages, photos and personal testimonies, via the SpaceX company’s upcoming space flight. The Moraitis School has recently announced the introduction of a new space exploration educational programme, having secured an exclusive partnership with Galactic Legacy Labs LLC. The Moraitis Moon Landing Program, covers all levels and began in late January and will run until the end of March. Through the “Lunarprise” programme, Galactic Legacy Labs has invested in Space X’s next unmanned mission to the Moon and has the right to leave a small “ark” there, captured…

  • The Most Beautiful Snowy Acropolis Photos and Videos

    As most of America has seen snow these last few days from Texas to New York and all the way up to Toronto, Canada it was Athens rare turn to wear white. Greece rarely gets snow and has seen snow in the Northern parts weeks ago, from Kozani to Florina. So today, the amazing Acropolis and most of Athens woke up to a beautifully rare sight of snow from Syntagma to Glyfada. Greece is widely known for over 250 days of sunshine per year so today was one of those rare and romantically beautiful scenes for Athenians. We have gathered the most beautiful snow covered Acropolis photos from social media…

  • The National Geographic Photos of Greece in 1920

    We have discovered some of the most beautiful and rare photos of glorious Greece from 1920. These amazing shots were captured from the lens of the late talented photographer Maynard Owen Williams. This National Geographic photographer from 1919 began travelling to countries from a young age. Williams was a pioneer in travel photography, he wrote numerous foreign articles for the popular and world renowned magazine.There is even an award named after him in his memory: ‘The Maynard Owen Williams Prize” at Kalamazoo College. Maynard Owen Williams was the first National Geographic foreign correspondent in 1919. During his career, Williams travelled to Asia and even witnessed the Russian Revolution. In 1923, Maynard…

  • Greece’s Spring “Marti” Red and White Bracelet Tradition

    The Greeks have many customs dating back to the days of Ancient Greece. One of the many is the “Marti” bracelet or “Martaki”. This Ancient Greek custom marks the beginning of Spring. The “Marti” (March in English), is a custom that is also known in other Balkan countries like Bulgaria. The Bulgarians call it a “Martinitsa”.

The name is derived from the Greek word for the month of March, “Martios”! On March 1st, it is Greek tradition, especially for children, to wear a bracelet made of twisted red and white thread. The red symbolizes rosy cheeks and the white a fair complexion. Some believe the white symbolizes purity, and the red…

  • How Greek Mythology Influenced Valentine’s Day

    Aphrodite and the Rose “When we think of roses, we think of love.” A popular phrase today and very true statement. As Valentine’s Day has grown to become a huge commercial celebration worldwide, so has the popularity of its most recognizable symbol, the rose. For us to understand the meaning of the rose, we need to go back to Ancient Greece and to Goddess Aphrodite, the creator of the rose. In human literature, the earliest references to roses are from the Ancient Greeks, where roses were portrayed as being associated with beauty and love. The Greek Goddess of love, Aphrodite, created the first rose, according to Greek mythology.  When Aphrodite’s lover, Adonis, was…

  • Cleopatra: The Charming Macedonian Greek Ruler of Egypt

    There has been controversy lately regarding the ethnic origins of Cleopatra. Since the Superwoman actress Gal Gadot announced she will play Cleopatra in an upcoming Hollywood movie many Egyptians and Arabs have been bashing her on social media. Fans of Gal Gadot have defended the Israeli actress on social media saying “Cleopatra was not black or Arab, she was Greek!” History tells us that Cleopatra was not Egyptian as many Egyptians have been claiming on social media. Cleopatra was Macedonian Greek, (no not that little Slavic Vardaska country that is now being called North Macedonia outside of Greece). Cleopatra was from Macedonia, in Northern Greece, and part of the Ptolemaic…

  • The Strangest Greek Superstitions

    The Evil Eye “To Mati” The “Mati” (Evil Eye) is one of the most popular superstitions in Greece and worldwide among Greeks. The ‘evil eye’ is thought to be caused by compliments, adoration or envy in Greece and various other countries (Italy, Iran, Egypt, Lebanon, Afghanistan, Turkey,) The consequences vary from headache, yawning, disease, misfortune, injury, and even death at times. People wear charms in the form of an eye to ward off any curse; in order to eliminate the curse, the recipient usually asks an elder woman (mother, aunt, yiayia) to recite a secret prayer. Spitting (do not worry, this was BC before Coronavirus), or tossing salt over the…

  • Celebrities you didn’t know were of Greek descent

    There are many Hollywood celebrities that have a love for Greece and vacationing there every summer. There are many that you would never know that have Greek roots. Many of these celebs may not be very Greek in their every day lives, however, Greek is a part of their ancestry. We have listed a few famous Hollywood celebrities you probably didn’t know below:  KELLY RIPA JENNIFER ANISTON The famous “Friends” sitcom star and big screen Hollywood actress is half Greek from her dad, John Aniston, who is from the island of Crete. Her Godfather was the late legendary 70’s actor, Telly Savalas. KELLY CLARKSON American Singer, Kelly Clarkson tracked her…

  • Prince Phillip’s Former Greek Royal Palace on Corfu Island to turn into 5 Star Hotel

    It is reported that the Greek government is preparing to convert the former Royal Palace of Greek born Prince Phillip into a five-star spa hotel. The former Greek Royal Palace was one of a variety of properties owned by the family of Prince Philip that were confiscated when the monarchy collapsed. The house will now be refurbished and reopened as a hotel with facilities such as restaurants and cafes. Prince Phillip was born on the island of Corfu in 1921. Prince Phillip will turn 100 years old in June of this year. The villa belonged to King George I of Greece and was left to the parents of Prince Philip…

  • Greece and the Unique Greek “Halcyon Days” Weather Phenomenon

    Greece is known for her beautiful weather and sunny days. The magical birthplace of democracy, philosophy, Olympics, and so much more has almost 300 days of sunshine per year, even during the winter season when the rare “Halcyon Days” phenomenon, also known as the Alkyonides Days, causes a mini summer break in the middle of the winter. The Greeks refer to these days as the “Alkyonides Meres” or “Halcyon days” which translates to calm, peaceful days in English. Each year, the Alkyonides Days take place from December 15 to February 15 and most commonly between January. 16 to 31. The weather during this time brings lots of sunshine with clear…

  • Ikaria, the Greek island where people live the longest in the world

    Located 10 nautical miles (19 km) southwest of Samos, the magical Greek island of Ikaria is in the Aegean Sea. It received its name from Icarus, in Greek mythology, the son of Daedalus, who fell into the nearby sea. Ikaria was featured on CNN, Oprah, several best-selling books, magazines such as Men’s Health, numerous newspaper posts, and on many sites ionline. So, why is this Greek island so magical? What makes Ikaria island so incredible? On this 99-square-mile island, one in three residents live to the age of 90 years and older. The U.S. Census, on the other hand, reveals that only one in nine baby boomers will hit 90.…

  • The “Griko” Greeks of Southern Italy that Continue to Preserve Greek Culture

    Many people know of the impact that the Greeks have had on our society. It is often said that the Greeks invented everything, and in some cases this is true. The ancient Greeks laid the foundation for western civilization. They were the first to truly study mathematics, astronomy, medicine, philosophy and history. Thousands of years later their writings would be spread and taught around Europe and the Western world.  However, what most people may not realize is that the Greeks were also colonizers. Many cities began sprouting up on the coasts of the Mediterranean and Black sea in ancient Greece. The Greeks often immigrated because of a demographic crisis (famine, overcrowding,…

  • Galaktoboureko Greek Dessert Recipe

    Have you ever felt a sudden craving for something sweet, juicy, that melts under your hungry palate? I know I have many times. And what do I do? I run to the corner Greek pastry shop and buy me a gigantic piece of Galaktoboureko. Literally, this Greek oven-baked dessert has saved my life so many times. This recipe was carried in the suitcase of the Greek immigrants who fled to Greece from all over the Asia Minor (Constantinople, Smyrna, Pontus etc) around 1922 and it combines a French touch of delicacy with the Middle Eastern syrup “blanket”. It may not be the easiest dessert to make but I believe it’s…

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