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Apokries, Meatfare Sunday

Today the Greek Orthodox Church commemorates Apokries, Meatfare Sunday, which is the last day of meat consumption until Pascha. The Sunday of the Last Judgment or Meatfare Sunday is the third Sunday using the Lenten Triodion, the…

KOLYVA
Psihosavato, ‘Saturday of Souls’

Today is Psihosavato, a day in a series of Saturdays set aside in the liturgical Greek Orthodox Calendar for the remembrance of those who have died. These days occur on designated Saturdays before and during the seasons of Lent and Easter: the first two are observed on the two Saturdays before Lent begins, the third Saturday of Soulscoincides with the first Saturday of Lent, and the fourth Soul Saturday takes place on the Saturday before Pentecost, the close of the Easter season. Saturday holds special significance in the religious calendar as the day on which the crucified Jesus lay dead in the tomb before his resurrection. On each Soul Saturday a special service is held where prayers are offered in memory of those who have died and a list of the names of the dead is recited. Participants attending the services prepare kollyva, a dish made of sweetened, boiled wheat kernels, raisins, almonds, and pomegranate seeds that are traditionally associated with funerals and memorial services in Greece and Eastern Europe. In addition to attending religious services, participants often visit the graves of departed family members on Soul Saturdays, to clean and decorate the burial sites. Everyone – especially those with loved ones whose…

Lefkosia General hospital
Suspected coronavirus cases in Cyprus

Authorities in Cyprus were on high alert after being informed that a private jet arriving at Larnaca airport was assessed as a high risk for COVID-19 coronavirus. According to the announcement, “the…

THESSY WEDDING SABO
Greek wedding customs and traditions

“Simera ya, simera yamos yinetai….” You would be hard-pressed to find a Greek wedding which hasn’t had that traditional song wafting through the house or street as bridal parties prepare for the…

LIBERATION OF IOANNINA
Celebrating the Liberation of Ioannina

Ioannina, the largest city of Epirus was incorporated into the Greek state on the 21st of February 1913, after the Battle of Bizani in the Balkan Wars. The city’s formal name, Ioannina,…

Kostis Hatzidakis
Greek Government driving initiative for electric cars

Greece’s Environment and Energy Minister, Kostis Hatzidakis is currently in the Netherlands to meet with industry and government official to discuss the country’s successful electricity-powered vehicles sector. Hatzidakis met with Dutch Ministers…

Geoffrey Pyatt
USA reconfirms Greece’s EEZ zone

US Ambassador to Greece, Geoffrey Pyatt stated that all Greek islands, irrespective of size, are entitled to exclusive economic zone (EEZ) and continental shelf, during an interview on SKAI TV on Wednesday.…

Erdogan
Erdogan lost in his own translation on Aegean status

The Greek government through its Foreign Affairs Ministry’s spokesman, Alexandros Gennimatas on Wednesday rejected Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s latest attempt at reinterpreting the status quo in the Aegean and greater Mediterranean…

GIOUVETSI
Traditional Giouvetsi recipe

Giouvetsi is one of Greece’s most traditional and loved dishes that is enjoyed by all the family. It’s an oven-baked meal, featuring kritharaki (orzo) and meat (veal, beef, chicken or lamb can be…

ERMOU STREET
Shop ‘Til You Drop in Athens

Whether you prefer to take a leisurely stroll and window shop, or head to a hub where you can find all your favourite brands and stores in the one spot, Athens has all of your shopping needs covered. Read our guide for shopping in Athens complete with shopping tips.

ONOMIA

Thessaloniki set to welcome first ‘smart hotel’

Thessaloniki, Greece’s second-largest city is set to open the doors to its first smart hotel. Greek hotel company Anatolia Hospitality is behind the new hotel in Thessaloniki: ONOMA, the first to open under the company’s…

ERMOU STREET
Shop ‘Til You Drop in Athens

Whether you prefer to take a leisurely stroll and window shop, or head to a hub where you can find all your favourite brands and stores in the one spot, Athens has all of your shopping needs covered. Read our guide for shopping in Athens complete with shopping tips.

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wog boy
Sticks and stones and WOGs

Opinion Piece by Le Grec When mother first threatened you…

Brooke Robinson
Brooke Robinson Announced as Lysicrates Prize Event Winner 2020

Brooke Robinson has been announced as the winning playwright at this year’s Lysicrates Prize Event for her play DeOxyRibo-Whatever Acid. As winner she is the proud recipient of a full commission to finish her work. The Sixth Lysicrates Prize Event was held on Friday 31st January 2020. The Lysicrates Prize is a competition that showcases some of Australia’s most exciting playwriting talent.

ERMOU STREET

Shop ‘Til You Drop in Athens

Whether you prefer to take a leisurely stroll and window shop, or head to a hub where you can find all your favourite brands and stores in the one spot, Athens has all of your shopping needs covered. Read our guide for shopping in Athens complete with shopping tips.

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